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Re: Underrated Classic Games
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2017, 01:11:05 AM »
A couple of old 16-bit Renovation Games developed mostly by Wolf Team (Wolf Team eventually split up after creating Tales with a bunch of people who started in their studio founding Tri-Ace). They used to do a bunch of very solid games mostly shumps and platformers. I used to buy them all the time as when i was in middle school I had no money and they were always discounted.

El Viento - Genesis/MD had a bunch of these platformers with about 6-8 levels that you could have fun with for a few hours.





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« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2017, 12:23:56 AM »
I liked this series in arcades and stuff

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« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2017, 07:30:40 AM »
^Same. Also played the 360 collection a lot. They supposedly boned the PC port, though. Just FYI.

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Re: Underrated Classic Games
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2017, 05:01:53 PM »
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Re: Underrated Classic Games
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2017, 06:58:33 PM »
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Re: Underrated Classic Games
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2017, 10:17:13 AM »
I often felt that the franchise "black sheep" were very underrated games. My favorite SMB is SMB2, my favorite Zelda is Zelda II, and my favorite Castlevania is Simon's Quest.

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« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2017, 12:11:53 PM »
my favorite Castlevania is Simon's Quest.

I'm rather curious as to what puts that game above all other Castlevanias for you. All I can seem to remember is getting lost and frustrated a lot of the time, and easily defeating Dracula with bouncy diamond attacks.

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« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2017, 03:05:47 PM »
my favorite Castlevania is Simon's Quest.

I'm rather curious as to what puts that game above all other Castlevanias for you. All I can seem to remember is getting lost and frustrated a lot of the time, and easily defeating Dracula with bouncy diamond attacks.

My problem with Castlevania 2 is that other games have done it better since then, including other Castlevania titles. That being said, there's something about all those sidescrolling RPGs ala Ys III that holds some kind of appeal to me. It's like pure late 80s/early 90s game design that got closest to marrying videogames to 80s/early 90s adventure anime.
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Re: Underrated Classic Games
« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2017, 03:09:14 PM »
my favorite Castlevania is Simon's Quest.

I'm rather curious as to what puts that game above all other Castlevanias for you. All I can seem to remember is getting lost and frustrated a lot of the time, and easily defeating Dracula with bouncy diamond attacks.

My problem with Castlevania 2 is that other games have done it better since then, including other Castlevania titles. That being said, there's something about all those sidescrolling RPGs ala Ys III that holds some kind of appeal to me. It's like pure late 80s/early 90s game design that got closest to marrying videogames to 80s/early 90s adventure anime.

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Re: Underrated Classic Games
« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2017, 03:45:07 PM »
my favorite Castlevania is Simon's Quest.

I'm rather curious as to what puts that game above all other Castlevanias for you. All I can seem to remember is getting lost and frustrated a lot of the time, and easily defeating Dracula with bouncy diamond attacks.

My problem with Castlevania 2 is that other games have done it better since then, including other Castlevania titles. That being said, there's something about all those sidescrolling RPGs ala Ys III that holds some kind of appeal to me. It's like pure late 80s/early 90s game design that got closest to marrying videogames to 80s/early 90s adventure anime.

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I agree, Aeolus. There's definitely a nostalgic charm, when it comes to certain games from that era. I'm curious if there's more to it than that, that keeps it at the top of Rook's Castlevania list. I'd personally rather play SotN, or even the first Castlevania any old day. That's just me, of course.

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Re: Underrated Classic Games
« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2017, 03:21:00 PM »
This was also a fave in the Arcades... like the best D&D game ever made somehow.

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Re: Underrated Classic Games
« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2017, 03:50:59 PM »
like the best D&D game ever made somehow.

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« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2017, 07:43:24 PM »
It's the best D&D game for people that don't like D&D. :T

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Re: Underrated Classic Games
« Reply #28 on: September 06, 2017, 08:22:09 PM »
C'mon folks, best D&D game is Baldur's Gate 2.

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« Reply #29 on: September 06, 2017, 08:57:04 PM »
At least we can all agree that the not-the-best D&D game is FF I (it takes far too many liberties). :p
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