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1  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys (IV) Memories of Celceta on: December 08, 2013, 11:29:36 PM

Left field recommendation: If you liked Ys 1 and 2, and want to see what Celceta's origins were, Dawn of Ys is great, and also tends to be ridiculously cheap for a PC Engine game (12-15 dollar range).


If you dont feel like playing the game, I think just listening to the soundtrack will put you in the right mindset for Ys:MoC. The music is very well translated to a modern soundtrack and still has that magical 90's synth vibe.
2  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys (IV) Memories of Celceta on: November 28, 2013, 12:00:03 PM
Got the silver edition, packaging reminds me of the old Lunar Working Designs packaging. Top quality and the game is fantastic. The 3 cd collection is cool but a lot of the tracks are the versions I dont like. Disc 2 is the best as it has mostly Ys IV and Memories of Celceta tracks. Its nice to hear the Dawn of Ys tracks right next to their remastered versions.

@Monsoon, the weapons change there appearance.

ALSO all Ys titles on PSN and Steam are on sale for 50% off! I picked up Ys Oath in Felghana and Chronicles for 15 bucks!
3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys (IV) Memories of Celceta on: November 24, 2013, 09:03:15 PM
I tried Wanderers from Ys YEARS ago on the SNES and thought it was terrible.  Earlier this year I started Oath in Felghana and really liked it, so much so that I bought Ys Seven and Ys Origin.  I (barely) started those but liked them as well.  I *finally* finished Oath in Felghana this weekend, and I'm around the middle of the Chronicles+ version of Ys I.  I've also put about 12-15 hours into Ys vs. Sora no Kiseki: Alternative Saga. 

Question: does character appearance or displayed weapon change at all in Ys Seven or Memories of Celceta?  I really liked completing item sets in Felghana and getting the new looks for Adol.  Anything like that in the two most recent games? 

In Ys Seven he does not change appearance except for one scene in an arena fight, but other than that he has the same skin the entire game. His shield and sword change but not the armor. Im not too sure about MoC because I try to avoid reading too much into the games I am anticipating.
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Zelda LttP 2 for 3DS on: November 24, 2013, 04:29:16 PM
I am determined not to continue with the game's story until I've gotten 100 seconds on Cuccoo Dodging. Got to love mini-games that ramp difficulty up from Beginner > Easy > Intermediate > F$%# YOU!!

My record so far is about 68 seconds.

301 seconds...those transitions are a bitch. And yeah, you get 300 rupees for that time. 100 seconds = 100 rupees. Wait till you get the dark world mini game. I CANNOT get a high score for that one!


Anyone else surprised by how....I dunno, melodic the dungeon themes are this time around?  Usually they're more just subtle beats and noises.  The Desert Palace was a surprise too.

Dude the music is phenomenal in this game! There are THREE different versions of the Hyrule overworld, one when you start the game, one when you start the main quest and another one after you get the master sword.

My opinions of the game so far almost all positive, the only real negative I can say is that I wish I had never played A Link to the Past. I say that because to some minute way I have played this game already. Nostalgia is a great thing but when I know where to go for potions even before I open the plastic of the case then its essentially a recap of an older game. BUT the way they made this game is painstakingly gorgeous! The differences from A Link Between Worlds and A Link to the Past enough to merit its own title. I just wish it didnt flow so closely to ALTTP.

The dungeons are smartly constructed as always, the music has caught me by surprise. The quality of music and sound effects are top notch and sometimes I will let the track loop a couple of times while im in a new dungeon before I start. The 60 fps is a HUGE welcome that makes the experience of playing link in a handheld enjoyable. I wasnt too fond of the past DS titles but this is probably my favorite Zelda to date.

5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys (IV) Memories of Celceta on: November 24, 2013, 04:15:34 PM
I reserved the special edition yesterday.  I'm not getting a Vita until next year.  This is an "investment" for a game I'll eventually play.  I have a problem. 

...six months ago, I owned zero Ys games.  In a few days I will buy my eighth.  Yup, new obsession. 

Good obsession to have for a franchise such as Ys. Have you played through any of them yet and which do you prefer? I really like Oath in Felghana as well as its original iterations on Snes/PC-Engine.
6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: November 13, 2013, 11:50:02 PM
Nov 7th! 2 days after my BDay!
You're like six days late, kiddo.

I meant Feb 7th is 2 days after my birthday. And in response to the 'kiddo' part, is my excitement an indication of my age? Simple typo.
7  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: November 13, 2013, 02:08:37 PM
Nov 7th! 2 days after my BDay!
8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys (IV) Memories of Celceta on: November 12, 2013, 08:40:33 PM
Just finished the Fire Dragon on Ys Seven, how much more content is in the main quest?

You've got about a quarter of the game left to go, give or take. Maybe a third.

Cool, its a great game. Very different from the other titles but in a good way. I think if they made an Oath in Felghana clone I would have been a little disappointed. SO stoked for Memories of Celceta!
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys (IV) Memories of Celceta on: November 11, 2013, 01:02:23 PM
Just finished the Fire Dragon on Ys Seven, how much more content is in the main quest?
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys (IV) Memories of Celceta on: November 07, 2013, 07:31:54 PM
So happy. This will be my first Vita game that didn't come with the system (Walking Dead) or a PSOne Classic that I already bought on PS3 and re-downloaded (FFVI).

Man you need to get some dragons crown and muramasa rebirth!
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Round 5: Secret of Mana vs Kingdom Hearts on: March 14, 2013, 02:41:29 PM
BOTH games are notorious for not telling you were you need to go, and before anyone tells me that I'm a gamer that needs his hand held you are wrong. Some of the hints in Secret of Mana were only told ONCE and when you talked to that NPC again they would say random nonsense. Sage Joch was a dick!

I cant pick one over the other because they are from two different generations. If Secret of Mana came out the same time Kingdom Hearts did, then we would be closer to being able to compare the two. If you compare Dawn of Mana to Kingdom Hearts, hands down Kingdom Hearts wins. Also Secret of Mana is not a complete game, they were originally developing it for the Snes CD expansion but had to cut a lot of material because they had to fit it on the cartridge instead. This is also why the quality of the music is much better than most Snes games at the time.
12  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A Step Back: Final Fantasy IX on: February 03, 2013, 10:30:22 AM
You can abuse the hell out of the combat system on this game with all the different variants of skills to be . I beat the game with everyone dead except zidane in berserk with auto revive so I want even holding the controller. Great game though, sakaguchi really nailed the fantasy in this game
13  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Holy Sword Legend: Circle of Mana announced (social game for GREE) on: December 14, 2012, 04:43:23 PM
Cell phone games are where franchises go to die... I'm really disappointed with how the mana series turned out. It has such a fantastic foundation that it hurts to know that it will probably never be back at its former glory.
14  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mass Effect Trilogy coming November 2012, 360/PS3/PC (includes ME1 on PS3) on: September 26, 2012, 04:25:21 PM
Man, I might get the PS3 version if ME1 is fixed. I love the Xbox version but JEEZ it is plagued with framerate issues. If they re released ME1 on a new engine for Xbox I would buy it. Larian studios did that with Divinity 2 and it paid off greatly!
15  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ragnarok Odyssey on: September 24, 2012, 11:31:29 PM
If I had a Vita, I'd definitely pick this up.  It looks pretty awesome.

How close is this to, say, Monster Hunter?

It's pretty close.  Same overall structure.  Faster-paced combat, more customization, lighter ambiance.

I was watching a youtube clip and MH is a pretty close resemblance as far as quest organization and execution, but the combat looks way more like a video game than a semi attempt at a simulation. I say that due to the fact that this game knows its a video game and is not shamed to show it with aerial combat and super combos.

I believe that Monster Hunter tries to be a simulation in a fantasy world with the stamina meter and having to cook food and the awkward controls to factor in weight of the weapons.

RO looks more like King of Dragons with Monster Hunter quest structure.
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