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« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2008, 05:42:30 PM »

"Traditional" or "old-school" RPGs are fine by me, but there's certainly a lot of crap in the genre that could really use a rest.
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« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2008, 06:46:29 PM »

Good 2d games are always welcome, no matter what genre it is.
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« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2008, 06:50:42 PM »

Any time an opprotunity to say "Etrian Odyssey ftw" arises I will fucking say it.

So...Etrian Odyssey ftw!
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« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2008, 07:54:25 PM »

I don't really care too much about what it looks like as long as I like it, and a lot of the older RPGs were pretty awesome.  A lot weren't either, heh. :p
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« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2008, 08:37:55 PM »

i like them provided they stand up to the test of time. stuff like phantasy star 4, both lunars, arc the lad collection and the shining series. btw mesh i live in ohio too and you are right non chain stores dont exist here.
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« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2008, 11:09:07 PM »

Phanatsy Star 4.. lol... now that i think of it I've played that game to completion almost 12 times...

15+ average times for the Lunar games on the Sega CD and PSX as well. ^^;;
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« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2008, 11:28:05 PM »

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btw mesh i live in ohio too and you are right non chain stores dont exist here.


I live in Lima. We have TWO Walmarts.

A third one is planned.

Anyway, I think this is relevant. I find power-levelling in Earthbound fun. I don't really know why. I have a few theories. I love the music. I love the enemy designs and backgrounds. That might be part of it. I also like how you find monsters in fairly interesting areas, so it's not like you're going out of your way, much. Just wandering around is fun. I dunno.

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For me, a big part of the thrill of playing these games is that I am not only transported into a fictional world, but I am also transported to the time and context of the games when they were made, so the primitive graphics, the technical peculiarities and so on add to that
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« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2008, 08:47:24 PM »

My favorite part about old school games is their ridiculous (frequently unfair) difficulty and obscure puzzles. It adds up to an infuriating experience that really makes you feel like you accomplished something when you win. A perfect example was Dungeon Magic for the NES. That fucker was such a terrible grind and had so many broken mechanics that when you get to the heart of the dungeons, it's amazing. It's like, "I wonder if anyone else on the planet has ever seen this?" It feels like you really are exploring something that has been long lost.
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« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2008, 10:06:14 PM »

Got my etrian odyssey II today. Who's jealous?

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« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2008, 10:08:38 PM »

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Got my etrian odyssey II today. Who's jealous?

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Nope. lol :P
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« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2008, 10:29:12 PM »

Old school RPGs have a certain magic to them.  Before all the fancy CG and voiceovers, there were just sprites and your own imagination.  Especially the ones with a so-called "paper-thin" story (Dragon Warrior/Quest comes to mind).  

It's probably one of the biggest reasons why I had such a hard time adjusting to FFIVDS in japanese outside of the ramped up difficulty.  A lot of the voices just didn't sound right to me, considering how long I've spent imagining the perfect voices for them.  It'll be interesting to see how the english version handles that
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« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2008, 11:16:26 PM »

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Got my etrian odyssey II today. Who's jealous?

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« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2008, 11:17:51 PM »

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Got my etrian odyssey II today. Who's jealous?

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I still need to beat the first. :(
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« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2008, 11:42:08 AM »

In oldschool RPGs with paper-thin stories, as someone described it (and I'm not pressing the back button to figure out who, because in this day in age I firmly believe in only looking forward), especially those where you create your own characters, it's easier to put whatever personalities you want onto said characters and thus get more attached, as indicated by this Let's Play: http://fromearth.net/LetsPlay/Might%20and%20Magic%201/
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« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2008, 02:08:08 PM »

Honestly, I could go the rest of my life without playing a "traditional" RPG and be just fine.
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