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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Your favourite Dragon Quest game
« on: May 22, 2020, 09:12:42 PM »
My favorite is the exceptionally long DQVII.  I love how the game flows and its epic scope.  Iíd love a 3D remake of this but I feel thatís unlikely as I donít believe the game was particularly well-received among DQ fans.

DWII, DQVI, and DQVIII are other favorites.  Gosh I love them all really.  I just restarted DQXI (never did finish it) and am enjoying it so far but itís way too early to be considered as a contender for one of my favorites.
Have you played the 3DS remake of Dragon Quest 7 on 3ds? That's the version I played and it took a really long time to receive an international release. It was really impressive how long 7 is. It's one of my most played 3DS games and I've only done two playthroughs. Even though the 3DS was a low res system I thought the graphics were nice. My fave aspect of the game was the class progression and I felt it improved upon what 6 set up.

Game Journals / Re: Ranadiel's Top 25 (26) Games of the 2010s
« on: January 11, 2020, 05:01:50 PM »
I still haven't played Rune Factory 4 yet but I did purchase it at a used gameshop last years. It's on my backlog and the fact it's made a best games list is a good sign.

Radiant Historia is a text book example of a hidden gem. There's so much to love about this time travel rpg. Personally I really liked the battle system what with moving enemies around, setting up traps etc.

I also really loved the fact Fire Emblem Three Houses borrowed a lot of elements from Genealogy of the Holy War. I'm not sure if its my favourite FE of the decade as I also really enjoyed Mystery of the Emblem book 2 remake and Awakening. I think more playthroughs will change my perspective as I've only done two paths.

Great list!

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: December 10, 2019, 02:11:13 PM »
I've been playing Crash Bandicoot Nsane Trilogy since Friday. It really is a blast from the past. I was an N64 kid growing up so I was only able to play these games when visiting friends.Did not get very far in the first game as I've been stuck on native fortress level. Beat Crash 2 last night and was very satisfied with it; a classic platformer indeed. Made it to the fourth zone in 3.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Gotta Catch Some of Them!
« on: November 27, 2019, 07:06:33 PM »
Great video.

As a hardcore pokemon fan since Diamond and Pearl (I actually started with Blue but Gen 4 made me a lifelong fan) I'm conflicted with this gen. While it has been a fun journey  a lot of my faves got cut (i.e. Breloom and Volcarona), megas replaced with dynamax, z-crystals absent, many viable competitive moves got scrapped and the wild zone felt like a missed opportunity. As for highlights I'd definitely include the soundtrack, the fact story important battles are in arenas made things more akin to the anime and were hype too, some of the new forms were cool and many of the end game battles were exciting.

Overall I'd say it was very enjoyable but it felt like a dip in quality based on what I've experienced from the DS and 3DS eras of pokemon.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: November 20, 2019, 03:08:40 PM »
Started playing Pokemon Sword on tuesday. Picked Sobble as my starter. My team is comprised of Intelleon, Excadrill, Swoobat, Tsareena, Manectric and Hitmonlee. Beat the fighting type gym mostly by spamming trop kick with Tsareena.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Your favourite Dragon Quest game
« on: November 20, 2019, 03:06:34 PM »
I do agree with you guys that the length of some DQ games can be a burn out. I don't mind a game being a 20-30 hour adventure instead of 50+.

A remaster of DQ8 would be a dream come true.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: November 16, 2019, 10:58:55 PM »
Started Fantasy Life this week. Pretty addictive game despite its simplicity. Went with mercenary life for my first playthrough.

Single-Player RPGs / Your favourite Dragon Quest game
« on: November 12, 2019, 02:48:52 PM »
Well here's a long-running classic role-playing series I'm sure a lot of us have played. I'm interested in knowing the community's top picks for this beloved series.

I was a latecomer to the series starting with IX for the DS back in 2010. I was instantly hooked finding myself carefully investing in skillpoints, crafting lots of great gear in the alchemy pot, questing and having a good time with the class system. Other games would soon follow.

The next entry I played would also happen to be my top pick, Dragon Quest VIIII Journey of the Cursed King. In terms of presentation I really liked the cel-shaded graphics for a PS2 game and the orchestral soundtrack( if we're talking international version) was such a joy to listen to. As for gameplay I really enjoyed most of the dungeons(i.e. dragon graveyard), boss fights, unleashing high tension during tough fights,concentration on a small cast of characters, recruiting monsters and the fact just like in other entries you're curiosity to explore pays off big time. Similairly to IX, I liked crafting powerful gear such as the mid-game demon spear or reaching just the right amount of skillpoints in a character notably mp reductions for hero. While I don't think it has the best story in the series it was nice and simple to follow. Lastly, I do hope to check out the 3ds edition one day to check out the extra stuff added.

I recently played Dragon Quest 11 s and it did pose a serious contender for the top spot. Peps and forginging felt like proper evolutions of tension and alchemy pot. The cast was likable and balanced. Very overwhelming in terms of content and it awesome to visit past locations in DQ games.  Hits most of the right notes in crafting a classic style rpg.

So far I've played some form of 3-9 and 11. I do hope to check out some of the spinoffs one day especially the monsters series as I really liked recruiting monsters in 5 and 8.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: November 11, 2019, 10:32:10 PM »
Haven't posted in a while. Time to share what I've been playing this long weekend.

Played through Pokemon Sun recently. Picked Popplio as my starter this run. Had a blast  revisiting the region of Alola.

Back at it in Super Mario Maker 2. Aiming for the clear 500 courses achievement.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: September 01, 2019, 02:53:44 PM »
Beat Super Mario Maker 2's story mode this weekend. Loved the creative level design and multiple styles of Mario you can play.Now I'm playing user created levels. Favourite user created levels are definitely New Donk Festival and Super Castlevania Bros.Big toss up between this game and FE Three Houses as my GOTY. One's platforming bliss while the other is a stellar srpg.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pokemon
« on: August 07, 2019, 11:49:18 PM »
^ priceless

Watched the latest trailer a few moments ago. Posion/fairy was one type combination I've been hoping for. Could stall a lot of types with that combination . dark/electric is another one I was hoping for. Hope the rodent turns out to be good.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem: [s]Tree[/s] Three Houses
« on: August 07, 2019, 07:49:15 PM »
Got one of the endings over the weekend. Overall, I was very satisfied with the game.

Regarding story elements I felt the world building and cast was a big improvement over Fates. To me it really did feel like a modern take on Genealogy of the Holy War.

As for gameplay I loved how weapon ranks were handled in this game as there were now multiple ways to raise them, plus they served as prerequisites for unlocking classes and more skills. Also, did anyone find it odd or notice how all the cavalry classes required some proficiency in lances including bow knights(which historically used swords on the side)?

I think on my next playthrough I will check out the Blue Lions route.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: July 26, 2019, 11:24:49 PM »
Also started Fire Emblem Three Houses today. I also picked Golden Eagles. Completed the second bandit battle so far.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: A Shining History
« on: July 24, 2019, 08:27:41 PM »
I didn't play Fire Emblem till way after Shining Force and the whole idea of permadeath was frightening. I still prefer SF over FE because if I /need/ to, I can grind a few levels. (Mind you, I do still love FE as well!)
I'm the opposite as I started with the Fire Emblem series. Despite the omission of permadeath I like that the games still offered a challenge. I've already brought up the kraken battle in SF2 in another post. Some characters can get 1 hit ko'd by spells or strong attacks if you're not too careful.

Two things I forgot to mention in my first post in this thread is game balance and promotion. Back to FE I vastly prefer using mages in the SF games due to the affect magic is area-effect level 2 and up. So satisfying to annihilate a cluster of foes thanks to one character. Warriors are much more enjoyable to use than armor knights because double attacks are random, don't have to worry about effective damage and the ai in some games prioritizing attacking them.The way promotion works in this series is also interesting since level gains might be better if you hold off promoting. Lots of arguments can be made for promoting some characters super early or late.

Fire Emblem is, generally speaking, kind enough to let you muddle your way through even if you play suboptimally (the earlier games at least have a tendency to throw a ready made endgame character or weapon to help you through the final chapter/boss). In fact, they generally play better when you aren't trying to follow a guide to the letter.
Yeah the FE series definitely does throw the player a bone in some way towards beating the game.  Book of Naga definitely comes to mind.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: A Shining History
« on: July 22, 2019, 09:22:55 PM »
Great video. There was a lot I didn't know about the history of this series.

I got into the Force games a decade ago with the release of Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection for PS3/360. I didn't know what I was getting into when I picked the games out from the collection, but the name Shining Force sounded cool so I booted it up. Since I love strategy rpgs it was right up my alley. Shining Force 2, which is how one should approach a sequel now stands as my favourite Genesis title and is a potential top 20 game of all time.

Some things that stood out for me while playing this series are the fact centaurs are you cavalry, omission of permadeath, nice blend of sci-fi with high fantasy(i.e. the ancients) and many of the classes are cool especially mastermonk.

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