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« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2014, 04:17:59 PM »

oh another...Pac-Man back in the arcade days, LOL, forget exactly how many "keys" I got up to, damn that game got hard!
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« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2014, 04:26:57 PM »

7th Saga, SNES.

There's a doozy.

Some Professor Layton puzzles can suck butt.

The last bonus puzzle is always, "Now for something pretty much impossible"
Never did solve the one for Unwound Future.

I also hate the "too easy" ones for usually getting the last laugh.  It's always something stupid I miss in the picture.  DAMN OUTSIDE THE BOX THINKING.  I actually wonder if Puzzles have any effect on brain power whatsoever; because there's those puzzles that I can spend 20 minutes on and the solution is so obvious I feel like such a butt after.  And yeah, it's also countered by those ones I just feel I'd never be able to solve.

It took me around 2 hours to beat the last boss of Terranigma.
I was so under-leveled, I was doing 1 damage per attack (with any spear, so I just switched to the starter spear for the slow HP regen)

I'm not listing that as the hardest because the boss' pattern is stupidly easy. Granted I had to play it very safe so I wouldn't get hit - giving me about 2-5 damage per exchange.

Same happened to me.  Too curious to finally see the ending I cheated my way out of fit though. :(
And what an ending!  It was worth it.  The whole freaking series was amazing.
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« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2014, 05:23:15 PM »

Eesh.  I've tried 7th Saga a couple of times, as it's the all-time favorite RPG of one of my close friends (for real...).  The farthest I ever got was using the alien, up to a betrayal by one of the other main characters.  I think I had three runes?  Whatever.  Brutal game. 
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« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2014, 01:34:22 PM »


 Vay for the Sega CD comes to mind. The Wind Elemental boss was so cheap.  Phantasy Star 2 was pretty brutal too. I can remember the obsession I had with both games and when I completed each, I had to take a break from gaming for a few weeks.  I saw Phantasy Star 2 on Steam and was really tempted to see if I could do it again.
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« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2014, 05:49:15 PM »


Battletoads


Seriously?!  You BEAT Battletoads?  On NES?  Dude, that's "we're not worthy" bragging rights!  I could never get past the hoverbike level.  Most of my friends all say, "Dude, none of us got past the hoverbike level."  And, as an aside, I'm sure several folks had pixel crushes on Dark Queen.  For the heck of it, I watched the final battle and ending on YouTube and LOL'd when
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Dark Queen called them Cattle Loads.

I want to say Phantasy Star II, but I GameSharked my way through Dezo's dungeons and have no shame in admitting that.  That game had some sadistic dungeons.  
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« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2014, 06:53:00 PM »

Phantasy Star 1-4 are pretty much all brutal.

I finished 4 but I grinded the hell out of my party for the last boss.
Heck, just getting to the last boss was pretty harsh.
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« Reply #36 on: March 18, 2014, 07:46:37 PM »


Battletoads


Seriously?!  You BEAT Battletoads?  On NES?  Dude, that's "we're not worthy" bragging rights!  I could never get past the hoverbike level.  Most of my friends all say, "Dude, none of us got past the hoverbike level."  And, as an aside, I'm sure several folks had pixel crushes on Dark Queen.  For the heck of it, I watched the final battle and ending on YouTube and LOL'd when
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Dark Queen called them Cattle Loads.

I want to say Phantasy Star II, but I GameSharked my way through Dezo's dungeons and have no shame in admitting that.  That game had some sadistic dungeons.  

Gotta add Shin Megami Tensei (SNES import.)  That game was f'n brutal.  I was just reminded of it thanks to the iOS version recently out.  Yeah, it's brutal.
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« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2014, 12:58:39 AM »


Battletoads


Seriously?!  You BEAT Battletoads?  On NES?  Dude, that's "we're not worthy" bragging rights!  I could never get past the hoverbike level.  Most of my friends all say, "Dude, none of us got past the hoverbike level."  And, as an aside, I'm sure several folks had pixel crushes on Dark Queen.  For the heck of it, I watched the final battle and ending on YouTube and LOL'd when
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Dark Queen called them Cattle Loads.

Yeah, that's pretty impressive, Ramza. I too never made it past the hover bike level.

A few games come to mind:

Original NES TMNT - I could usually do pretty well until the last area when every enemy was essentially a boss. Shredder destroyed me a few times before I beat him, and I didn't even know about the cheat back then!

Gargoyle's Quest 2 - It's not as hard as Demon's Crest (never finished that one with the best ending), but it was still pretty difficult. Part of that difficulty came from the slowdown that occurred when a lot was happening onscreen. It was all kind of exacerbated by the fact that there were a couple of times I had made a mistake when writing the passwords down and had to go back to the previous password and play through a level again.

Mega Man - I actually find the first game in the series to be the hardest. Especially once you get to Wily's castle and have to face Yellow Devil, and the crazy level where you have to use the Magnet Beam. Like the TMNT game, I didn't learn of the pause trick with Elec Man's weapon until later.

Adventure of Link - It seriously took me close to ten years to finish it. I will never play it through to completion again.

That's all that come to mind.
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« Reply #38 on: March 19, 2014, 01:05:17 AM »

Phantasy Star 1-4 are pretty much all brutal.

I finished 4 but I grinded the hell out of my party for the last boss.
Heck, just getting to the last boss was pretty harsh.
How would you rank them from most difficult to least?  I've only beat the first one, but plan to play the other three sometime.
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« Reply #39 on: March 19, 2014, 12:31:43 PM »


Battletoads


Seriously?!  You BEAT Battletoads?  On NES?  Dude, that's "we're not worthy" bragging rights!  I could never get past the hoverbike level.  Most of my friends all say, "Dude, none of us got past the hoverbike level."  And, as an aside, I'm sure several folks had pixel crushes on Dark Queen.  For the heck of it, I watched the final battle and ending on YouTube and LOL'd when
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Dark Queen called them Cattle Loads.

Yeah, that's pretty impressive, Ramza. I too never made it past the hover bike level.

A few games come to mind:

Original NES TMNT - I could usually do pretty well until the last area when every enemy was essentially a boss. Shredder destroyed me a few times before I beat him, and I didn't even know about the cheat back then!

Gargoyle's Quest 2 - It's not as hard as Demon's Crest (never finished that one with the best ending), but it was still pretty difficult. Part of that difficulty came from the slowdown that occurred when a lot was happening onscreen. It was all kind of exacerbated by the fact that there were a couple of times I had made a mistake when writing the passwords down and had to go back to the previous password and play through a level again.

Mega Man - I actually find the first game in the series to be the hardest. Especially once you get to Wily's castle and have to face Yellow Devil, and the crazy level where you have to use the Magnet Beam. Like the TMNT game, I didn't learn of the pause trick with Elec Man's weapon until later.

Adventure of Link - It seriously took me close to ten years to finish it. I will never play it through to completion again.

That's all that come to mind.

Oh man, I remember the NES TMNT game and just how completely bullshit it was. That underwater level with the bombs? You barely have just enough time to find them all, if and only if you know exactly where to go and to disregard every obstacle in your path. It's like trying to play Operation with crappy controls and a harsh time limit. And that's just the second stage.

The others I've beaten except for Gargoyle's Quest 2 since I only have the GB one and Demon's Crest.
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« Reply #40 on: March 19, 2014, 01:21:04 PM »

Oh man, I remember the NES TMNT game and just how completely bullshit it was. That underwater level with the bombs? You barely have just enough time to find them all, if and only if you know exactly where to go and to disregard every obstacle in your path. It's like trying to play Operation with crappy controls and a harsh time limit. And that's just the second stage.

Yeah, that stage was awful. I remember getting very frustrated with it and my mom would get mad at me and make me turn off the NES. I especially hated that electric seaweed gauntlet to get to the last bomb. I usually used Mike and Raph for that level since I didn't use them as often as Don and Leo. I also hated the next level where you have to track down Splinter. I was seriously stuck there for well over a year. And then when I finally was able to narrow down where he was I had to play through the stupid sewer stage where you have to go back to the beginning if you fall into the water at all. After you rescue Splinter it isn't bad until the last level. Not only were all the enemies as difficult as bosses, but it was a maze, and then Shredder could kill you in one hit with the stupid anti-mutagen gun. GAR!!

Man I love that game!
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« Reply #41 on: March 19, 2014, 05:50:12 PM »

Phantasy Star 1-4 are pretty much all brutal.

I finished 4 but I grinded the hell out of my party for the last boss.
Heck, just getting to the last boss was pretty harsh.
How would you rank them from most difficult to least?  I've only beat the first one, but plan to play the other three sometime.

Can't say. I only ever finished 4.
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« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2014, 04:39:32 AM »

The early Phantasy Star games don't deserve to be called "difficult" because they're only tedious due to ridiculous amounts of grinding (as well as stupid things like making the foreground block your view of a dungeon). The fourth one and maybe the first one are the only ones that are balanced well, the fourth game being one of the best I've seen in that regard. Those are the only two I'd recommend to anyone who doesn't have a large dose of nostalgia to get them through Phantasy Star II. PSIII is just a crappy game in general.
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« Reply #43 on: March 21, 2014, 10:46:29 AM »

The early Phantasy Star games don't deserve to be called "difficult" because they're only tedious due to ridiculous amounts of grinding (as well as stupid things like making the foreground block your view of a dungeon). The fourth one and maybe the first one are the only ones that are balanced well, the fourth game being one of the best I've seen in that regard. Those are the only two I'd recommend to anyone who doesn't have a large dose of nostalgia to get them through Phantasy Star II. PSIII is just a crappy game in general.

The hardest part of PS1 is trying to figure out/remember what certain items/spells do by the time the game wants you to use said item/spell. That and Baya Malay/the Air Castle (not quite up to FFIII's level of dickish endgames, in fact more like FFII really, but I hope you're ready to start your own First Food store with all the Burgers and Cola you brought, or this is going to suck).

The one small mercy that PS2 gives you is that save anywhere device (even if its only available for the second half of the game, is a secret item, and is a pain in the ass to get). Otherwise, the game at least has the best party flexibility in the original series (and the party itself was fairly well developed and likable for the time it was made; although Four eventually surpassed it for best in the series).

I liked what they were trying to go for in PS3, but my god, that game is fuck ugly. Also despite the multiple protagonists angle, the endgame wound up playing out more or less the same regardless (and the protagonists themselves weren't really all that different unless you went with Maya in the first generation). The game's small mercy was the good music and seeing every former male protagonist rocking porno-staches without fail.

And PS4 is almost straight up playable by today's standards. It's roughly at the same level of quality as FFs IV and V and BoFIII (actually, PS4 is easily better than BoF3).
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« Reply #44 on: March 21, 2014, 11:01:26 AM »

And PS4 is almost straight up playable by today's standards. It's roughly at the same level of quality as FFs IV and V and BoFIII (actually, PS4 is easily better than BoF3).

 This. I never beat it, but have started it and got to some cave where I would get owned over and over.
 Remember the desert and the mistranslated signpost in BoF3? That alone makes PS4 better than BoF3, imho.
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