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1576  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Decent and difficult PS 1/2 rpg on: June 25, 2008, 12:39:48 PM
Terranigma never struck me as a difficult game. There is one point in the game where I usually grind a little and that's right before Bloody Mary. You usually get there at L20-21, but you can only do decent damage once you reach L25. However, you can beat her at L20, as long as you stock up on fire rings.

If you want difficult SNES RPGs Fire Emblem is the obvious choice. Thracia 776 was pure evil. Trying to get through a forest with invisible warp tiles while druids throw spells at you, fun...
1577  The Rest / General Discussions / Nerd girls are sexy now, it seems. on: June 24, 2008, 01:43:11 PM
Not exactly new. It's like the girlgamer thing, but only on a larger scale.

2000: Oh my god, you're a girl and you play games? You must be an ugly and overweight nerd! I bet you suck at gaming!

2005: Oh my god, you're a girl and you play games? Are you hot? Photo please! Will you suck my ****?

Like that, only with more spelling errors and swearing.

First they don't take me seriously because I'm female, now they don't take me seriously because I'm not hot enough to work as a model/pornstar :/
1578  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Decent and difficult PS 1/2 rpg on: June 22, 2008, 02:59:50 AM
I know it's no use replying to a banned person, but I honestly can only think of three battles in Final Fantasy Tactics that gave me trouble.

The first was the battle that Ramza has to fight alone. It's immediatly after a point of no return and the fight is impossible without certain skills, because the boss takes away as much HP as you can restore in one turn and you die after 2-3 hits or so. The quickest way to get past it is to go load an older save and get the proper skills, because without you're doomed.

The seond one that comes to mind is difficult because the AI is retarded. There are two characters you need to keep alive, but those two just love rushing in and getting killed with a counter attack. You had to lure the enemy out of their attack range, which was a pain in the ass.

The third one was a random battle with chocobo that kept hitting me with that meteor spell.

Aside from the chocobo battle, the difficulty of these battles has little to do with the difficulty of the game. The challenge for the player is to find a way around the shortcomings of the game.

Games like Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter, most Fire Emblem games, the MegaTen series etc offer a different kind of challenge, a challenge that was actually build in on purpose instead of being a result of the developer not tweaking the balance enough.
1579  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Decent and difficult PS 1/2 rpg on: June 18, 2008, 09:26:53 AM
Quote from: "DarkSageRK"
Quote from: "Fadedsun"
Quote from: "DarkSageRK"
Final Fantasy Tactics.

No way. You have to make that game difficult for yourself by limiting the type of characters and equipment you use. Some battles are certaintly difficult, but that's only if you weren't prepared going through the game the first time.

Tactics Ogre is difficult. FFT is a cake walk compared to TO.

Ok, so you used FAQs/advice from other people. Congratulations. You must be an amazing gamer.

If you're playing it how you should, you're going to get ambushed by certain points in the game.

Two saves. Don't have Bladegrasp or whatever skill when you really need it? Reload older save and grind.

It's an age-old "strategy" and if you hadn't thought of that you're an idiot.

Final Fantasy Tactics is not difficult, it's unbalanced and that lack of balance is easy to exploit. Big difference.
1580  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Decent and difficult PS 1/2 rpg on: June 17, 2008, 02:28:59 AM
Both Valkyrie Profile games offer a good challenge. Valkyrie Profile on hard-mode is just wonderful. Even when you only die a couple of times from random battles, the puzzles in the dungeons can certainly keep you busy. The dungeon designs of Valkyrie Profile 2 aren't as interesting as the ones in the first game, but the battles are much harder.

Oh and I love Breath of Fire V. Random monsters will kill you if you don't approach them properly. And you really don't want to die in Breath of Fire V, since there are only a few save points. Oh and healing items are rare and your mage character doesn't get a healing spell ^_^

I recall the Growlanser games being rather difficult. The second game had some evil floor collapsing stages and if one character fell it was game over.

Romancing SaGa was pretty difficult as well, it gave me plenty of game over screens. There was one boss that took me 10+ tries. Not that I really minded, the battle music was awesome.
1581  The Rest / General Discussions / Digging through old Usenet posts is fun. on: June 11, 2008, 08:01:46 AM
The saddest thing about this thread is that it has a bunch of American
players getting excited about Final Fantasy VII, when they are never
going to get to play the game.
1582  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Beat the game on: May 30, 2008, 01:56:48 PM
Pong? I always used the Making of to get instant access to FMV's on game discs. Before the invention of Youtube it was the easiest way to view Stars of Tears (Xenogears).
1583  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Secret of Evermore on: May 20, 2008, 03:32:06 AM
They only copied the engine, everything else was very different. It's not uncommon for companies to re-use engines. Why write new code when you've got something lying around that's perfectly suitable?
1584  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Secret of Evermore on: May 10, 2008, 01:59:39 AM
Aside from a maze or two, Secret of Evermore never gave me any problems and the first time I played it, I was 10 years old...

I've replayed it several times and enjoyed it a lot, some of the bosses and locations are pure awesome. And then thee the dog of course. Eventually it will double as a toaster and that makes it the best dog ever. Maybe it shot missiles as well, but I can't remember...

Anyway, I don't think it's a hard game. Focus on healing alchemy. If you want long-ranged attacks, use the spear. There is one boss that's easier to take down with alchemy, but you can just bomb him with whatever powerful spells you have the materials for.
1585  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Dragon Quarter, or "Save Nowhere!" on: May 07, 2008, 01:10:55 AM
You Americans should stop complaining. The European version does not have a quick save, how evil is that?
1586  The Rest / General Discussions / Fatass murder suspect claims he's being starved to death on: April 30, 2008, 09:21:11 AM
Some people would kill to enter a weight loss program with results that good.
1587  The Rest / General Discussions / Thinks you hate/hated about your college campus. on: April 25, 2008, 03:04:42 AM
Roadblock quests. The streets and pathways were blocked so often for (invisible) construction work that it will make a generic RPG cry out in shame.

Towers. My building was a tower and elevators were not always available. Fun.
1588  The Rest / General Discussions / Power Down - The Most Useless Power Ups in Videogames on: April 11, 2008, 02:53:28 PM
Quote from: "Degolas"
Quote from: "Tomara"
sex Mewtwos


I absolutely love how you beat a bully in a Pokemon match just like in the cartoon though!

Gotta love late-night typo's... -_-'

And he threw rocks at me! Rocks! Of course I made him eat blizzard! I was such an awesome nerdy girl.

Too bad he has forgotten about it and uses even bigger rocks now. I wonder if he's up for a game of Tetris...
1589  The Rest / General Discussions / Power Down - The Most Useless Power Ups in Videogames on: April 10, 2008, 06:23:34 AM
I don't agree with the worthlessness of the sleep spell. Sure, it's useless in your average bash-X-to-win kind of RPG, but I can think of plenty of games where the sleep spell is a lifesaver.

The sleep staff in Fire Emblem is great fun and I can't imagine finishing some maps without it. Same with the beserk staff and others.

Back in the days of Red and Blue I used to be one of the best Pokémon players of the Netherlands. ... Okay, not exactly something to be proud of, but I did win the respect of a bully by beating him in a Pokémon match where he used sex Mewtwos. Jinx with that sleep move, double team, the move that deals damage equal to level and rest took care of most of them. Hah!

Status ailments are also very useful in the MegaTen games.
1590  The Rest / General Discussions / Wii shorteges may end later this year on: March 31, 2008, 02:47:07 AM
Meh, there is a shortage in Europe as well. The fact that I was able to buy one surprised even the store that sold it. An employee at another gamestore wanted to bask in my amazing luck.
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