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« on: May 26, 2010, 10:33:29 AM »

As a huuuuuge fan of Lufia, particularly the second game, I was tremendously excited when this remake was announced last year. I've been crossing my fingers ever since for a US release, and it looks like Natsume is making those dreams come true.

This news couldn't have come at a better time for me, either. I almost bought a Japanese copy from eBay yesterday. Haha.
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2010, 11:25:09 AM »

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!

Lufia, to me, was the first brand of Wild Arms games that beautifully blended a battle system (albeit simple), puzzles, and an endearing-ish story.  Can't wait!
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2010, 11:34:59 AM »

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!

Lufia, to me, was the first brand of Wild Arms games that beautifully blended a battle system (albeit simple), puzzles, and an endearing-ish story.  Can't wait!

To all: Will this game still be good without the nostalgia? (Never played a Lufia game in my life.)
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2010, 11:38:39 AM »

If you're asking about the original, yes. It holds up remarkably well. In fact, I'd say it's better than Final Fantasy XIII, quality wise.

If you're asking about the remake... some artistic liberties have been taken, not all of which I find myself agreeing with. Fitting every character into an anime archetype is really annoying, especially since the original characters were really ... not.
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2010, 12:11:26 PM »

Maybe want.  I never finished the game on the SNES, and my system is almost out the door now.  The new designs don't really bother me, but I hear it's more action RPG now and do not know if want.
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2010, 02:36:47 PM »

With all this excitement, I will keep an eye on this game :)
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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2010, 03:30:32 PM »

I heard it's not that good, and sold poorly in Japan. I guess we'll see when it comes over here.
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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2010, 04:46:27 PM »

I'll definitely get it, aside from TWEWY the ARPGs on the DS are pretty limited. This should be better than FFCC, KH, and the single-player in PS0, (and maybe the recent Blue Dragon game too).

To all: Will this game still be good without the nostalgia? (Never played a Lufia game in my life.)
You might like it better that way, it could be the best ARPG on the DS to be localized aside from TWEWY. I've only heard better things about the 2 Tales games and Soma Bringer, which probably won't see any localizations. Do play the original at some point though.
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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2010, 05:03:05 PM »

I'd love it if the original version got a VC release, but some days you've just got to make due.

Also +1 to not being a fan of the new art direction.
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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2010, 07:25:11 PM »

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« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2010, 07:37:11 PM »

I just saw a gameplay video of this today and thought, "Damn, even if it is reportedly bad I want to play some goddamned Lufia", and here we go!

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« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2010, 09:04:38 PM »

I'm going to have to +1 in FAVOR of the designs.



Interesting they abandoned the RPG element in more favor of an action thinger.  I'm playing for the puzzles, its not like the SNES battle system was too remarkable.
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« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2010, 09:46:50 PM »

I'm going to have to +1 in FAVOR of the designs.




EDIT: I rambled a lot in the previous edition of this post, but it turns out that the 'left and right thing' I went on about regarding the old designs on the left and the new ones on right is actually random. I took a look at art for both the old and new games. Overall, I like some of the old ones better then the new ones, and vice-versa. Still want to check out the old one though.

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« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2010, 10:00:58 PM »

dude im loving this year, i justhope they also release rune factory 3 and i can die in peace T.T
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« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2010, 10:51:14 PM »

I will DEFINITELY be checking this out!
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