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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #6180 on: December 01, 2016, 11:59:36 PM »
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #6181 on: December 02, 2016, 03:24:37 AM »
I've been playing chess games...

The first one is simple called Knights and involves putting knights (red/blue) on squares of the same colour. Later levels include yellow knights you need to move around to make room. It's pretty challenging, as moving the final piece in place often involves thinking more than a few steps ahead and since it's all knights everywhere, it can be difficult to get a good idea where everything can move.

The second one is Gigachess, which feels like a more advanced version of cat and mouse checkers. Basically, you have up to four pieces (a combination of knights, bishops and rooks) and you have to capture all the pawns. Capturing pawns results in SP, which you can use to buy items, like blocks to block pawns and bombs to blow them up. There's a puzzle mode, which is, well, puzzles, and an endless mode that's like a zombie apocalypse for chess pieces. Pawns attack in waves and you need to survive as long as you can while stopping as many as possible. Shiny pawns are extra strong. They move two spaces and can attack like knights. The game ends when either 10 pawns have breached your defences or all your pieces are dead.

Give it to me straight, Tomara. I've been looking for straight up CHESS for awhile. Fancy pieces are all fine, but I want plain reg-rules chess. Actually fancy pieces and animations would kick ass to be perfectly frank.

The problem here is "options" (too many) and all of them I find seem to have some substantial problem or another so I've yet to acquire a chess title. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #6182 on: December 02, 2016, 09:20:28 AM »
Is Battle Chess for the NES available on any VCs?
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #6183 on: December 02, 2016, 09:45:38 AM »


Give it to me straight, Tomara. I've been looking for straight up CHESS for awhile. Fancy pieces are all fine, but I want plain reg-rules chess. Actually fancy pieces and animations would kick ass to be perfectly frank.

The problem here is "options" (too many) and all of them I find seem to have some substantial problem or another so I've yet to acquire a chess title. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Good question. I rarely if ever play regular chess games. I have Wii Chess for the, you'll never guess, Wii and that that one is minimalist but very functional (though I have no idea of the online multiplayer still works). But... it was only released in Japan and Europe, for some reason. Something similar on PC would be Simply Chess (free on Steam), which is very similar in form and function.

As for fancier looking stuff, Battle vs Chess gets good reviews and may be exactly what you're looking for, but apparently features some annoying third party DRM.

Keep in mind that I'm not a good judge of chess AIs, as I've played a grand total of seven games against actual people.

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #6184 on: December 02, 2016, 05:08:55 PM »


As for fancier looking stuff, Battle vs Chess gets good reviews and may be exactly what you're looking for, but apparently features some annoying third party DRM.

Keep in mind that I'm not a good judge of chess AIs, as I've played a grand total of seven games against actual people.


That was my first pick awhile back but everyone on steam made it sound like the DRM was so invasive it would, like, get into my com and unplug my ram-sticks when I wasn't looking.

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1. Ask for gaming suggestions in the journal. 2. Look up gaming suggestions and deliberate whether or not to buy. 3. Log into steam. 4. Discover you already have battle vs. chess in your gaming library installed and ready to go.

Thanks for the suggestion! Looks like I took your advice in a quantum sense that did not abide the conventional laws of time/causality.
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #6185 on: Yesterday at 04:39:34 PM »
Grandia - Just getting out of the Virgin Forest at the start of disc 2.
Damn this game for making me backtrack into the Valley of the Flying Dragon, just to duel with Gadwin, then backtrack yet again to get out. I'm digging the the story and the characters, but the dungeon crawling is so damn tedious as it is. Don't need backtracking added to it. I know I keep complaining about the dungeon crawling every time I talk about the game. ...I guess it's just because I really wish it didn't feel that way to me, cuz I'm really enjoying the game otherwise.

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #6186 on: Yesterday at 04:42:46 PM »
Grandia - Just getting out of the Virgin Forest at the start of disc 2.
Damn this game for making me backtrack into the Valley of the Flying Dragon, just to duel with Gadwin, then backtrack yet again to get out. I'm digging the the story and the characters, but the dungeon crawling is so damn tedious as it is. Don't need backtracking added to it. I know I keep complaining about the dungeon crawling every time I talk about the game. ...I guess it's just because I really wish it didn't feel that way to me, cuz I'm really enjoying the game otherwise.

Grandia can sort of get away with backtracking becasue you can mostly avoid random battles


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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #6187 on: Yesterday at 04:51:08 PM »
^ It's admittedly not as bad as other games, and yes, some of battles can be avoided, if you're quick enough (and there's enough space). I guess I just kind of dread hitting up dungeons in this game, so any amount of backtracking is going to seem more terrible than it actually is in my eyes.
A big part of what annoys me about unnecessary battling in this game is that you have to keep going through each damn post-battle screen every single time. Especially if you're overburdened. It's not streamlined enough for as many battles as you can get stuck in sometimes. Granted, I'm talking about a 90s game here.

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #6188 on: Today at 05:38:43 PM »
Suikoden 2 - Started this up with S1 save data. Only played it for about an hour so far. Somehow managed to entirely forget the opening bits even though I had played like a solid 5-10 hours of this at... some point. Anyway yeah about to watch the carnival stuff and get a wolf I guess?

Nights into Dreams - I have the steam version and I remember the included Saturn version not emulating right but I was playing it last night on my /gaming rig/ and it works fine and considerably... smoother? than the remaster. Weird? Maybe my laptop just hates it? Anyway, replayed the first two levels.

Raiden 4 - Just playing this off and on. Keep getting killed on level 2 by something I can't see. Think I'm getting sniped by a tank from offscreen maybe. Also the fairy is /hard to control/.

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #6189 on: Today at 06:22:31 PM »
Grandia's dungeon design is definitely the bane of my existence. At last the compass in its sequel is more helpful.

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #6190 on: Today at 06:51:16 PM »
... Was there some game that had the Nazca Lines in it but it like called them the Nackle Lines or something?

The only game I remember with those is Shining Force 2.

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #6191 on: Today at 07:10:10 PM »
I think Illusion of Gaia had them too.

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #6192 on: Today at 08:34:58 PM »
Trails of Cold Steel 1 & 2, I'd been holding off finishing 1 until 2 came out here in Australia and it finally did a couple weeks ago. I basically knew all the twists at the end of 1 but seeing everything happen was still awesome, especially those last two fights. I'm up to Legram in 2 and am loving basically everything about it. This series is definitely becoming my new favourite. I love the cast, the battle system is great and I'm really interested in where the plot is going to go, and finally getting that airship I heard about.