X360 Wednesday, February 13, 2008 | 5:29 PM

Discs of Tron gameplay

Discs of Tron gameplay

Xbox Live Arcade got another two titles today, and one of them was Disney Interactive Studios Discs of Tron. The game has both an enhanced mode and the original graphics mode, and in the video you'll see the latter. It also offers a big bunch of multiplayer modes, including the classical Versus mode and a co-op mode, plus many others.


Gameplay video
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Commented on 2008-02-13 19:08:07
Did we seriously used to play this crap? rofl. I love my retro years, but I`m sorry....this look like sh1t guys :0)
Commented on 2008-02-13 19:30:31
There's a limit to how retro a game can be and still maintain a sense of "good". Anything before 85 is generally super crap in my book. Much after 85 is shit too and i suppose there were a few playable games before that as well, but generally. This looks weak.
Commented on 2008-02-13 20:33:18
It's not THAT bad! I've only played the demo (also where the video is from), and I enjoyed the short time I played at least. It's more fun that it looks actually.

Also, I'm sorry about the video quality. I have no idea how 2 minute of video could become 4 mb (even though it's like 5 colors), it hasn't happened before. I'll check out my codec settings.
Commented on 2008-02-13 20:39:00
Theres like no diff between the two modes in my opinion, I'm tired of simple ports on Arcade...stop being lazy and actually add a little something, even ifit is totally rehashed visuals! And no, this game doesn't have rehashed visuals. games like Doom and such I can understand as it was and still is one of the greats.
Commented on 2008-02-13 21:45:02
This game was and is great, but it's not worth buying, IMO.

There were tons of great games before 85, everything from Pac Man to Donkey Kong to Robotron 2084 to Defender. There's too many noobs in gaming these days that only want a story or really fancy graphics...
Commented on 2008-02-13 22:28:24 In reply to Megido
Posted by fr0sty
Did we seriously used to play this crap? rofl. I love my retro years, but I`m sorry....this look like sh1t guys :0)
Posted by Megido
There's a limit to how retro a game can be and still maintain a sense of "good". Anything before 85 is generally super crap in my book. Much after 85 is shit too and i suppose there were a few playable games before that as well, but generally. This looks weak.
And here we see how graphics over gameplay tends to spoil people.
Commented on 2008-02-13 23:50:14
Hell, this can't be worse than the TRON arcade port...meh. They might as well have put ET up as well! :oP

When they put Chase HQ on XBLA with full steering wheel support, I'll be truly happy!

:o)

OT I know, but when is Ikaruga being released? That is defo my next purchase (already grabbed SOR2, awesome!)
Commented on 2008-02-14 00:34:02 In reply to Contra
Posted by Contra
And here we see how graphics over gameplay tends to spoil people.
What, i'm spoiled because i suspect this plays bad and because i generally find older games to be lacking compared to what we have today? Let's face it, the quality of games has skyrocketed this and the past generation and i for one won't settle for just about anything when spending my game-money.

Games from way back, like this, often feature simplistic gameplay that most likely won't satisfy me. The only reason i still love games like Kid Icarus and Super Mario Bros. is because i grew up playing them. If you gave Kid Icarus to a kid today he'd laugh at it and wonder who made such a crappy game. Same goes for this, i never played this at (or closer too) launch and as such it holds very little appeal for me. Even if it was a superb game for it's time, that means absolutely nothing today. At least not for me.
Commented on 2008-02-14 01:27:49 In reply to Contra
Posted by Contra
And here we see how graphics over gameplay tends to spoil people.
I`m going to be 30 this year and grew up playing all the old comm 64/spectrum/atari 2600 games etc and my older memories were fond ones for sure.

We never had anything other than school to worry about, other people bought us the games anyway, they cost as little as £1.99 each, piracy was less (even though all you had to do technically was to copy tape to tape) and you could buy a game just about anywhere, from W.H.Smiths to woolies.

For £39.99 - £69.99 +, I would certainly expect the games to be as good as they are now, if not better.

So far, this industry has swallowed thousands of hours and alot of our prescious money, from pc`s, to tv`s, then HD monitors, cables, amps, subs/decoders,console after console etc etc blah blah.

My point is, that I have a right to argue that games of this era look shoddy, not because I don`t respect them for what they are, nor have I been spoilt by better visuals etc, but mainly because after dedicating nearly 30 years of my life to something I love so much, the time has come to realise that we fully deserve the lushness of todays games and face the facts that memories will always appear better when left in the past.

Contra, you make me sound as though I don`t respect this industry - far from the truth. I`m just telling it like it is my friend. Anyway, have you seen the scores it`s been getting?.....oh my god rofl what?.
Commented on 2008-02-14 01:53:37 In reply to Jigen
Posted by Jigen
This game was and is great, but it's not worth buying, IMO.

There were tons of great games before 85, everything from Pac Man to Donkey Kong to Robotron 2084 to Defender. There's too many noobs in gaming these days that only want a story or really fancy graphics...
I'd say that the noobs are not the problem so much as the old farts who can't let go of the past :P

We all love the games that we played when we were kids, i mean...i seriously have fond memories of the first Turtles game on the NES (if you never palyed it, the Angry Nintendo Nerd sums the whole game up pretty good on youtube). But let's face it..after about 17-18 years of gaming i'd have to agree with frosty, we do deserve good graphics and immersive experiences. Now i have respect for this in a historical manner, this is the history of my favorite pastime, but that does not per default make it good gaming with todays standards.
Commented on 2008-02-14 18:58:27
Papaerboy = good, Chuckie Egg = good, Hunchback 1 & 2 = good, (the list goes on). This game looks crud!, even for that era lol.

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