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 on: April 19, 2014, 06:22:53 PM 
Started by Eusis - Last post by Klyde Chroma

Terranigma is a great choice if you are in need of a break. Good game and not too long (15 hours or so). There are some bosses that require some grinding (or a bucket full of magic rings), but that's the worst of it. Oh yeah, enjoy the awesome music! :D

I did decide to go with Terranigma for my weekend-retro title. And I must say.... I FREAKIN' LOVE IT! Proving to me once again, that it isn't purely the nostalgia factor that makes SNES era Rpgs/ARpgs so enjoyable for me. I never once laid eyes on Terranigma during my childhood. This is my first experience with it.

I really appreciate how much the first hour of the game reminds me of the movie Legend.

Gameplay feels extremely solid for a game of its era. Certainly trumps the Mana games, which have not aged so well in terms of gameplay and controls, even though they are probably my favorites from the generation.

I was sort of fearful this was going to feel rough because I was playing Bastion on the Xbox earlier this week but that just is not the case. Gaming really hit a prime or pinnacle in the 16-bit days. As simplistic as the games were, and for as limited as the devs were at that time by hardware, some of these titles just feel great to play to this day. Plain and simple.

Maybe I'm being overtly optimistic here, but I feel like Terranigma may prove as enjoyable to me as some of all time retro-golden-age-favorites.

 on: April 19, 2014, 05:07:56 PM 
Started by Yggdrasil - Last post by Dice
I think less of them die than those that do die. But it's been a while since I did the earlier chapters

Like 90% of them die unless it's a "later chapter thing" to keep them alive.  The pirate literally becomes a ghost, Qada fakes his death but is killed by the Swordmaster (who then dies later in Edea's arms), the Ninja lady (Konoe?) is "silenced" (hah) after playing a round of dinner murder mystery.  So all but Praline there.

The Monk and his White Mage buddy both die and get pretty upset by it.  I'm like 90% sure the Black Mage wasn't let go since that guy was crazy.

Victoria was doomed (hah) in the long haul, but both her and Vick get killed together (wtf is Vicky supposed to be anyhow?? Her freaky proportions creepy me out and her sass doesn't make me want her dead any less).

All of the BloodRose sisters are killed, the feral one bites (hah) the dust, Einheria goes with grace to Valhalla (hah), and the Summoner stutters crazily before succumbing herself.  IIRC they kill the Red Mage too after his wine, woman, and so long (hah) and his secret hideout is emptied.

Yeah...we're the Four Heroes of MURDER.

 on: April 19, 2014, 04:28:47 PM 
Started by Yggdrasil - Last post by Klutz64
I think less of them die than those that do die. But it's been a while since I did the earlier chapters

 on: April 19, 2014, 03:55:19 PM 
Started by solidbatman - Last post by Kevadu
So an enhanced PS4 version of the game was just announced.

I wonder if Xseed is going to bring that over...

 on: April 19, 2014, 03:37:06 PM 
Started by Ramza - Last post by Ramza
Tomara -- I'd forgotten about Villgust! Hmm ... on that note I suddenly remember a whole bunch of other Japanese RPGs I could probably get in there.

Monsoon -- Thanks for the tip. I'll look into Sporcle.

I'm thinking I might make one that's localized-only, and specific to the first generation of CD consoles (Sega CD / Saturn + PlayStation). That would be mucho fun.

 on: April 19, 2014, 03:34:56 PM 
Started by Eusis - Last post by Mickeymac92
SMT - After getting some really good equipment, demons, and experience, getting through the Police Station was a walk in the park. And now I can get a few more demons, so yay more fusing! Oh yeah, and I should probably finish exploring Ginza and figure out where to go next, too.

 on: April 19, 2014, 02:30:19 PM 
Started by Yggdrasil - Last post by Kevadu
If you're feeling adventurous it's not that hard to disassemble a PS3 to get a disc out of the drive.

(Speaks from experience...)

 on: April 19, 2014, 02:01:47 PM 
Started by Yggdrasil - Last post by Dice

(on that note, I find it so strange that Job Lvls 12, 13, 14 all require 7,000 points and all levelling for the last, oh I dunno, TEN levels has required exactly 70,000 exp points... it just kinda stops escalating... I was wondering why I was still consistently getting decent level ups from just grinding against the same batch of enemies ---- yes, the Florem area Rafflesias.  I kind of admire that; again, this title works in a strange way asking you to really milk its combat...cuz things get tricky for there).

What'choo talkin' 'bout!? All the jobs I've mastered have only required 5,000 points for 13 and 14.

Yeah I didn't have the game in front of me and went from memory.

On a side note:
I forgot some of the Asterisk bosses don't die after.  I love how Prailene just...abandons ship, starts crying, and goes back to an 'ordinary life'.  You can't kill a character like hers afterall!!  So i thought it was fair.  Meanwhile, I thought Braeve (groan*....that name) got off well as well.  Never using a sword feels like a different side of justice not often delivered and a good way to spare us dear players from a tragic death scene...

 on: April 19, 2014, 01:49:43 PM 
Started by Jimmy - Last post by Tooker
I read A Confederacy of Dunces this week, and although I'm not usually big on Pulitzer Prize (or whatever other prize) winners, I really liked this one.  It's almost indescribable, but it's about a very strange, fat man in New Orleans who kind of screws things up for a bunch of people... or does he?  The back of the book talked about it like I'd be laughing my guts out, and although I didn't do that, I did find it amusing several times, and I stayed interested throughout.

Then I read Stephen King's Joyland.  He did a good job with this one, and managed to avoid some of his frequent issues.  It's one of those "true crime" pulp books, but it's still definitely Stephen King.

 on: April 19, 2014, 01:43:45 PM 
Started by Dincrest - Last post by Tooker
I still need to see that movie.  I thought the book was pretty enjoyable.

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