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Postby KobaBeach » 6 months ago

I beat Mystic Quest and in retrospect it's not the worst thing ever?

I was kind of comparing it to bigger RPGs that introduced a lot of people to console RPGs and the matter of the fact is, this isn't trying to be a big name RPG. This is a smaller, B-team RPG. And that's Okay. This game... Is Okay. The script, the music and the basic puzzle solving played a big part in making this game fun and memorable.

It's not the greatest thing ever, but it's Square. Once (one of the) makers of the world's greatest video games.

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Postby Awoo » 6 months ago

Eh, Mystic Quest has to be one of the most mindless RPGs I've ever played. It's definitely not the worst RPG ever made, it's very playable, but it's super easy and can be beaten very casually.
That said, it's still a shame they haven't really ported it to much anything since its initial release. It's a super introduction to RPGs and/or video games for a younger child for sure though. I could definitely see showing it to my nephews.
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Postby Griflion » 6 months ago

Just finished 46 Okunen Monogatari:the Shinkaron for PC-98 and boy, that was a weird game. It's the predecessor to E.V.O.: Search for Eden for SNES and has a lot of similarities while also having a lot of differences.

It was really interesting though to see where the SNES game comes from. Have some pictures:
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Postby Alice » 6 months ago

Griflion wrote: Just finished 46 Okunen Monogatari:the Shinkaron for PC-98 and boy, that was a weird game. It's the predecessor to E.V.O.: Search for Eden for SNES and has a lot of similarities while also having a lot of differences.

It was really interesting though to see where the SNES game comes from. Have some pictures:

Yes it is an oldschool rpg, so with lots of grinding.
E.V.O needs a sequel. It was an odd and a bit clunky game but it was quite intriguing nonetheless.

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Postby Griflion » 6 months ago

Alice wrote:
Griflion wrote:
E.V.O needs a sequel. It was an odd and a bit clunky game but it was quite intriguing nonetheless.
Just like the predecessor :D
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby Bean » 5 months ago

Beat Aggelos which was pretty good, now working on Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom. This one looks and plays even better.

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Postby Cyril » 5 months ago

started KH2 because i'm apparently just playing through the entire series now, okay
5 hours in and only just got to the first disney world
i've honestly never played a video game in my life

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Postby KobaBeach » 5 months ago

twilight town is a hilarious game design decision but also only takes like an afternoon to finish so it's not too much of an issue
also sets up a nice plot thread for later games to explore

i still need to continue beast's castle (shan yu is cute)

im replaying final flanders killer 7 and i made it to ju-on harbor whilst forgetting to get naruto in the forest
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Postby Bean » 5 months ago

Yeah, Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom gets a pretty good recommendation from me. Fun game with a lot of stuff hidden about thanks to having six playable forms. I'll admit to using a guide to get to 100% quickly, but who cares? I had a good time, and that's all that matters.

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Postby BurntTenda » 5 months ago

I beat Yakuza Kiwami.
A pretty fun game, and the final boss was great, even if I abused Tiger Drop.
It's too bad the boss before it is not great.
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Postby HiroshiMishima » 5 months ago

Oh! I see some Mystic Quest love, perhaps?! I know it's not in the same tier as Chrono Trigger or Soul Blazer, but I absolutely love Mystic Quest, and it's always made me sad that people stomp on it like it's not worth their time or attention.

And someone played 46 Okunen Monogatari! I was so excited when the fan translation finished, but boy was it a tough game to finish, that final boss was awful. Not unlike the final boss in E.V.O., actually, but I love that series dearly and wish it could get some more care.

Anyways, recently I've been my usual self and being torn between like a dozen games at once. I was playing Fire Emblem Awakening, but after getting dissatisfied with with amount of grinding I was having to do (which would cost resources and such) I kinda dropped it in favour of something I've been enjoying a lot more: Dragon Quest V on the NDS. Now that game has captivated me pretty hard.

I am also dabbling in some Azur Lane on the side, when I feel like it, cause it's nice to have a mobile game you can return to when you have time to kill or want something to help you unwind with before bed. Then there's Baba is You, which I kinda put down for a while cause I needed to step away from it, but unlike FEA I definitely wanna return to it in a while. Looking forwards to starting up VA-11 Hall-A when I have more solid time to sit and enjoy that story, too.

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Postby KobaBeach » 5 months ago

i'm at wutai in ff7, doing the missing taralians quest in romancing saga 1 and just doing random bullshit in ultima 1
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Postby Kukironosuke » 5 months ago

last few games ive played are KH3(liked it quite a bit, but not as much as KH 1/2/birth by sleep), played that like in like march/april, then i've played some zelda 1 special edition on the switch online emulation system(i've completed the vanilla version, but i enjoy this more casual experience starting with a lot of things to make the game easier), mostly been playing an MMO fan-server of tibia called archlight

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Postby HatKid » 5 months ago

Got to Chapter 4 in The Legend of Heroes III: Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch. Pretty meh but still better than A Tear of Vermilion partially because PofMW actually has a decent English translation and the premise of this game is a little more interesting to me. Speaking of TLoH, I really need to continue Trails in the Sky FC but I guess I'm just doomed to spend years on finishing the dang game.

Made it to the Lost Forest in Megami Ibunroku Persona. Having played this game a few times beforehand has definitely helped make this playthrough more possible but since I ain't good with katakana I need to look stuff up occasionally. Oh well. Also, once upon a time I beat Hypnos Tower in the Snow Queen chapter but I haven't felt like attempting Nemesis Tower at all.
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Postby KobaBeach » 5 months ago

HatKid wrote: Got to Chapter 4 in The Legend of Heroes III: Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch. Pretty meh but still better than A Tear of Vermilion partially because PofMW actually has a decent English translation and the premise of this game is a little more interesting to me.
i've thought about playing the pc (pc98 and windows) versions of LoH3-5 for purism's sake, as the PSP version renders it into an extremely basic game with a janky translation and a generic combat system rather than the real time strategy employed in the originals, but translating shit requires a lot of spoons (mental real estate) out of me which is why im still taking a break from gdleen and just attempting to play games in japanese in general
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Postby HatKid » 5 months ago

KobaBeach wrote: i've thought about playing the pc (pc98 and windows) versions of LoH3-5 for purism's sake, as the PSP version renders it into an extremely basic game with a janky translation and a generic combat system rather than the real time strategy employed in the originals
I kind of want to try the original versions of TLoH 3-5. I've heard that about the battle system and it sounds cool. I'm not entirely sure I would play them as I try not to replay games but dang there are some games I never get tired of, not to mention I'd have to obtain them in some way which would probably require some searching. But maybe not.
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Postby KobaBeach » 5 months ago

im sad so i was playing sonic adventure (dreamcast version).

beat sonic, tails, knuckles and amy over the span of three days.
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Postby BurntTenda » 5 months ago

I love big the cat
He's great

I took a break from Yakuza Kiwami 2 to get Dragon's Dogma

I really like the combat
Bows are very fun so far
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Postby Bean » 5 months ago

Beat Team Sonic Racing, although I've got a lot of stuff left to do if I want to 100% it. Still, it's pretty fun. It plays more like a sequel to the original if Transformed didn't exist. Fun game with some decent challenge, but it also feels like they had to rush this one out the door with the whole story presentation. Solid game.

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Postby Ashan » 5 months ago

I've been playing Ninja Gaiden today. I previously had tried it out on an emulator but gave up pretty fast. Today I got to what I assume is the final stage but my god they're padding out the difficulty just by making you redo a bunch of garbage all over. The game is broken into acts, and each act is broken into a few levels. Those individual levels have a checkpoint at the beginning of every new screen, and if you die you go back to the beginning of the screen you're on, but if you game over you go back to the beginning of the level. But for some reason if you get all the way to the end and die at the boss, it kicks you all the way back to the beginning of the act, even if you have lives. The bosses are already terrible in that they're either incredibly easy like the first few, or just spam the screen with a thousand projectiles that you can't dodge. I finally got past the boss of this act but then they pull a fast one and make you fight another bullshit boss that spams a thousand projectiles, and after dying and seeing that I have to do the whole act over again I ragequit.

I suppose this is kind of the difficulty a lot of NES games relied on back in the day. They didn't want people to beat the game in a few hours like I'm trying to do, so instead they just make you have to memorize levels (I didn't even mention the enemy spam and gotcha flying enemies over pits you can't see until you jump, but yes that's there too) to artificially extend the amount of time required to beat the game. It's a bit annoying cause I like a lot of what this game does but I can't stand being forced to redo stuff over and over again every time I die.
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Postby Ashan » 5 months ago

Alright, finally finished off that last level. Here's some random disjointed thoughts that I'm going to spew out as they come to me.

I was able to run through all of act 6 pretty consistently in like 5 minutes by the end. I managed to find fairly consistent strategies for most of it, though the parts that were just a bunch of enemy spam I basically jumped and swung my sword a bunch and hoped I made it through.
What made the issue I described in the last post a little better is that once you beat a phase of the last boss, it's saved and you don't have to do that phase again when you get back to it. This is good because there's also a third phase, and it's actually probably the most fun one cause there's a little more strategy to it than the other 2 (although I don't know if it's possible to dodge the head when it comes off). I managed to get through the second phase by stocking up on ammo before entering the boss fight and using the regular shuriken that only takes 3 ammo per throw. It's way easier to use that than the sword since you can keep your distance and not risk contact damage. Plus it does the same damage as the sword anyway so why not use it?

I do maintain that the system of restarting the act if you die to the boss specifically is stupid because it sets up that classic NES-era song and dance of strategically dying. Kinda similar to how if you start a stage in Mega Man with 0 lives or die before the first checkpoint, you're technically best off purposefully getting a game over so you can get back to full lives. In this game, if you're in front of the boss door and don't have enough health to feel comfortable fighting it, you're better off killing yourself and trying to get back with more health. Even worse, if you're on your last life you're STILL better off getting a game over because at least you'll only have to do the level over instead of the entire act if you attempt the boss. It adds weird strategy that I don't like, and that I assume the devs probably didn't intend for you to be worrying about but it's not like you can just forget about optimal play strategy once you've figured it out.

Uhhhh anyway, that was my day today. Playing this game was kinda randomly spurred from nowhere when I was reminded I have a Nintendo Online account I got through Twitch Prime and I installed the NES collection you get with it.

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Postby HiroshiMishima » 5 months ago

The sorta cheap, "gotcha" nonsense in a lot of early games post-crash or '83 haunted me a lot in the NES days. I can't always say it's deliberate, I'd like to think the developers of Gilligan's Island on the NES were just not very good at things like hit detection. On the other hand, the crappy sort of fake difficulty like say.. the jumping in Castlevania (and La Mulana) is very deliberate and led to a lot of frustration.

The old Ninja Gaiden games always stood out cause of their cool cutscenes and interesting gameplay, but boy howdy were they chock of seemingly intentional ways of trolling the player. Enemy on the ledge you gotta reach? Check. Projectiles that appear after you've jumped? Check. Huge knock back from the tiniest tap? Oh yeah. I utterly failed to actually beat them as a kid, both on the NES and the SNES trilogy edition. I will say one thing, though: they were fun to play, even if you couldn't reach the end. (mind you that fun wore out after a while of dying in the same area, kinda like Quickman's laser beams)

Anywho, on my end.. I'm still playing Dragon Quest V on the NDS. I've been enjoying it a lot, finally got to the third (and I'm assuming final) generation. I like that the game follows you from childhood to parenthood, but what I don't like is the way party members are kinda foisted and yanked from you at the plot's whim. I think it would be different if the "recruit monsters" mechanic was better. Turns out they have level caps and absolutely stop growing after specific levels, but you don't know what those are until you hit them and it mysteriously stops gaining levels. I have/had a Funghoul in my party for a long time, high strength and speed.. but they capped at 15 and their health stat just wasn't up to par anymore. Meanwhile, my Slime that I never really used kept growing past level 23 before I sent it to the Monster Camp as my party grew.

I particularly dislike the way your Wife is removed from the party. You're both turned to stone by the big bad who kills your father in Generation 1's end, and while you spend 8 years as some douchbag's garden gnome she's carted off to a creepy place in gods know where to be treated as a fucking trophy. I did a little snooping and I've got to pretty much wait almost ALL of this generation before getting her back. Sure, I get some new Human party members, but gods damn I don't care about them, I want my damn wife back so me and the kids can travel as a family. Her dialogue and reactions to things made me so happy during Generation 2's second half.



Sorry about that spoilery rant, just.. kinda needed to vent that a bit. I played DQ4 some years back for the first time, and while it was pretty good it was also "different team each chapter" up until Chapter 5, so you pretty much "started over" constantly and that was a struggle. DQ5 has handled that better, but it could definitely be improved upon.

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Nah, games like that are more of the exception than the rule from the old days. One of the reasons I haven't played Ninja Gaiden is because of the whole back to the beginning of the whole four-part stage deal if you lose even one life. Game over? Sure. But one life? Come on.

Most games back in those days, at least the platformers, generally made things difficult by making it tough to power up to full in time for a boss where you really wanted to. I remember the fourth stage of the original Castlevania being brutal if you lost a life in the last section of that level. Mario 1 only has a level or two without a power-up at all. But Ninja Gaiden is mostly cheap outside of the already tough twitch platforming you have to do.

Anyway, still working on Team Sonic Racing. Close to getting a platinum thing on it, so I figured why not? Also downloaded the patch for FFXV, so I guess I know what I'll be playing this summer anyway.

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Postby Ashan » 5 months ago

I've actually never beat Mario 1 legit without the hold A to go back to the beginning of the world trick. I think having to redo the entire game on a game over is much more punishing than Ninja Gaiden's redo the act thing. Especially because hammer bros are kind of the hardest thing to deal with in that game.

In terms of what was mentioned about Ninja Gaiden still being pretty fun even without being able to beat it -- the movement and basic engine does generally feel very good. I'd like if you could climb up ledges you're at the top of cause you frequently find yourself caught onto a ledge and can only kill yourself (why can't I climb onto a ledge from the top of a ladder? It's a ladder). And a bit more midair control would be nice, both in movement and being able to redirect the direction of your slash.
I think Shovel Knight: Spectre of Torment took a lot of what felt great in Ninja Gaiden and paired it with level design that actually respects the player. If anyone enjoyed Ninja Gaiden but hasn't played SoT, definitely give that game a shot.
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Postby KobaBeach » 5 months ago

Bean wrote: Nah, games like that are more of the exception than the rule from the old days. One of the reasons I haven't played Ninja Gaiden is because of the whole back to the beginning of the whole four-part stage deal if you lose even one life. Game over? Sure. But one life? Come on.
that's actually unintended behavior due to faulty coding, i'm pretty sure it's just a poorly set value.
instead of having you set back to the stage you were, it sets you back to 6-1.

so don't feel bad about using savestates on it, that's what i did.

HiroshiMishima wrote: Anywho, on my end.. I'm still playing Dragon Quest V on the NDS. I've been enjoying it a lot, finally got to the third (and I'm assuming final) generation. I like that the game follows you from childhood to parenthood, but what I don't like is the way party members are kinda foisted and yanked from you at the plot's whim.
sounds like ff4

also i've been playing ff4 gba

HiroshiMishima wrote: I think it would be different if the "recruit monsters" mechanic was better. Turns out they have level caps and absolutely stop growing after specific levels, but you don't know what those are until you hit them and it mysteriously stops gaining levels. I have/had a Funghoul in my party for a long time, high strength and speed.. but they capped at 15 and their health stat just wasn't up to par anymore. Meanwhile, my Slime that I never really used kept growing past level 23 before I sent it to the Monster Camp as my party grew.
atlus does what chunsoft don't

but seriously consider checking out the megaten games if you want monster recruiting.
make sure you play kyuuyaku over the nes versions of non-shin 1&2 i'm hella sure those have a lot of balance improvements compared to the originals.

HiroshiMishima wrote: I played DQ4 some years back for the first time, and while it was pretty good it was also "different team each chapter" up until Chapter 5, so you pretty much "started over" constantly and that was a struggle. DQ5 has handled that better, but it could definitely be improved upon.
i actually really like that sort of "MEANWHILE HERE'S THIS TEAM'S STORY" nonsense which is why i enjoy games like live a live and saga frontier but i can totally understand not having fun with starting from square 1 every single time

jrpgs are a genre where you're meant to feel like your progress is rewarded in the form of strength and the ability to kick ass so to go against that can make some people upset
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