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« Reply #60 on: October 20, 2018, 06:26:44 PM »
'NEW THINGS ARE BAD!
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« Reply #61 on: October 20, 2018, 06:44:14 PM »
Cindi, it's on the pricey side but have you looked into upscaler technology, ie OSSC, Framemeister, etc? I'm putting together a dream retro rig but waiting for a scart switcher I preordered to finish manufacturing and ship to me.

Anyways, another decent modern day game is Alliance Alive, it's like a slightly easier, more goofy take on SaGa with a Bravely Default art style.

Still not an option for competitive games. Crt is the only option. Iím talking with fgc people on what good options are.

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« Reply #62 on: October 21, 2018, 10:00:49 PM »
Cindi, you NEED to play Alliance Alive for 3DS. Just got up to a part where the game opens up a ton and it gets VERY Suikoden-ish. In fact, the director was also the director of Suikoden (you can see his love of ducks in this game too). Basically, Suikoden meets SaGa...
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« Reply #63 on: October 21, 2018, 10:03:54 PM »
Murayama wrote, didnít direct

Does it hand hold, treat you like a child, make it like babbyís first jrpg, have a twenty hour tutorial, an obscene focus on story to the point of detracting from the gameplay? Even story based jrpgs back in the day like suikoden has a gameplay first principle. Minimal handholding, risk (characters can die permanently), minimal cutscenes despite story being a big focus, lots of side quests, and hidden shit.

If itís not that I have no interest.

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« Reply #64 on: October 21, 2018, 10:12:57 PM »
Made it to the desert town in Earthbound. Feels like this is when the game really begins. Nice stuff. The kraken was nuts. One shot everyone but Ness one turn.

Can now get to level three on one continue in Super Ghouls n Ghosts. I think Iíll be able to one credit it...eventually. Iíve never seen an arcade machine of Super Ghouls n Ghosts so I canít put it to the real test with real money although I want to.

Beat F-Zero on beginner. Havenít played it since I was a kid. Hated it as a kid but I really liked it this time.

Getting close to having the Mega Man X itch which I havenít touched on snes Classic. Will do it with no upgrades like usual to memorialize Hitokage.

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« Reply #65 on: October 21, 2018, 11:41:00 PM »
Huh.

Looks good. Color me surprised. In a way I do owe a lot to Murayama but I donít have much loyalty these days so that wasnít much of an interest to me. But watching this and see pixel express similar views about modern jrpgs and liking alliancenalive really helped. Iíll get it and add to the 3ds list.


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« Reply #66 on: October 21, 2018, 11:41:37 PM »
Murayama wrote, didnít direct

Does it hand hold, treat you like a child, make it like babbyís first jrpg, have a twenty hour tutorial, an obscene focus on story to the point of detracting from the gameplay? Even story based jrpgs back in the day like suikoden has a gameplay first principle. Minimal handholding, risk (characters can die permanently), minimal cutscenes despite story being a big focus, lots of side quests, and hidden shit.

If itís not that I have no interest.

Hand hold? It's pretty linear at first, then after a crucial part in the game it opens up a LOT (almost to the point of being detrimental, only giving you some vague clues what to do)
No 20 hour tutorial, it's pretty quick to get into and progress. Apparently the game itself is 30-40 hours depending on the number of sidequests you do
There's a few cutscenes but the majority of them are over pretty quickly, story isn't anything too terribly interesting tbh but it gets the job done, there's a bit of charm in the dialogue, and it's not really full of loli uguu
A ton of sidequests and hidden shit:

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Basically, you play as several different parties who all meet up at one big fortress raid. After that, you unlock the power of the Ark, a giant ship. And then you can go around recruiting various NPCs to join these different guilds, like a tactics guild (that allows you to gain position based bonuses in battle), a smithing guild, a spellcasting guild, a library guild (that offers research on enemies and helps you unlock a really powerful spell), at this point it gets VERY Suikoden esque
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« Reply #67 on: October 21, 2018, 11:49:17 PM »
Hand holding isnít necessarily linearity. Itís a totally separate category. Like, FFIV is linear af right? But it doesnít have constant commentary on how to play it right? Or telling you what to do. Or block off progress because it wants you to do things in its special order. Or restrict you at all really. You know how in Okami Issun will flat out reveal puzzle solutions and his input isnít exactly optional? Thatís handholding.

Sounds good. Sounds like the jrpg of old, which was a genre about choice and decision making rather than be spoon fed the developers story because they wish they were making VNís instead.
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« Reply #68 on: October 22, 2018, 10:38:38 PM »
'NEW THINGS ARE BAD!
OLD THINGS ARE GOOD!
I'M BASIC AS FUCK!'

I'm only 12 but I LOVE the old stuff like Crazy Town and SMASH MOUTH. New music is TRASH.
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« Reply #69 on: October 25, 2018, 01:09:28 PM »
Gideon Zhi just released a translation for SMT If so you can play it on your retro platform

http://www.romhacking.net/translations/3951/
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« Reply #70 on: October 25, 2018, 01:28:47 PM »
Gideon Zhi just released a translation for SMT If so you can play it on your retro platform

http://www.romhacking.net/translations/3951/
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Itīs been a long road, but today AGTP releases a complete translation for Shin Megami Tensei if... on the Super Nintendo/Super Famicom. For me personally this journey has encompassed a second undergraduate degree, a cross-country move, a complete career change, multiple periods of both employment and unemployment, the licensure of one of our translation patches, and the beginnings of a family, in addition to having to deal with several project-related IRC and Discord raids, hate speech, and generalized harassment from the SMT community at large. Itīs done, and I *will* maintain the patch should anyone find any bugs or typos. But thatīs it.

I do this for the enjoyment of the process, to challenge myself to produce work of ever-higher caliber. if... hits a high enough bar at this point that Iīm satisfied releasing it. I hope everyone whoīs been clamoring for the patch gets some enjoyment out of it; Iīll let the game speak for itself.

With Majin Tensei 2 being mostly done elsewhere, donīt expect any further Megami Tensei work out of AGTP. No updated patch for SMT1, no back-porting of if...īs work into SMT2, no Majin Tensei 1. Iīm done. To those who were looking forward to the aforementioned, I truly apologize. Maybe focus on cleaning up your community.
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« Reply #71 on: October 25, 2018, 01:45:26 PM »
Majin Tensei 2 is being worked on by DDS & Tom, and is very close to release.

The TLDR with that comment is that Gideon Zhi felt constantly harrased and bitched at by the SMT community on why he hasnt finished the translation. He went on a twitter tirade over it.
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« Reply #72 on: October 27, 2018, 07:04:11 PM »
Damn. F-zero is fantastic. Little me was insane to not like this. Super Mario Kart is fantastic too.

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« Reply #73 on: October 28, 2018, 10:58:49 AM »
I always get a weird feeling when I look back on the original Mario Kart and how much fun I had with it, considering how simple and primitive it was compared to newer entries. But that just shows how solid the fundamentals were, and how correct the team was in prioritizing two-player multiplayer (splitscreen at all times) at the expense of a better single-player experience in this instance. My cousins and I spent hours in Balloon Battle (mostly because turning in that game during races is still somewhat challenging to me, lol), and probably because of that Battle Mode is still the primary way I play the series. Great little game. It also had the best music in the series until Mario Kart 8.

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« Reply #74 on: October 28, 2018, 11:23:36 AM »
Iíve tried getting into Mario kart and itís never stuck but Iíve never played it multiplayer besides double dash. I have mario kart 3ds and itís just :larry I think Super is much better from what Iíve played. Mario kart seems one of those series thatís pointless unless you play it multiplayer so Iíve always avoided these games and I wasnít friends with too many Nintendo fans besides one person that had Mario kart.

I do have fond memories playing Mario kart with one childhood friend. We went to a baseball game and then played Super Mario kart and had a sleep over.

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« Reply #75 on: October 28, 2018, 12:38:43 PM »
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Iíve never played it multiplayer besides double dash.

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I haven't spent much time with MK7 but it always seemed like a really polished beta for MK8.
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« Reply #76 on: October 28, 2018, 01:09:04 PM »
Iíve always want to get into Mario kart which is why I want to play Mario Kart 8 online.

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« Reply #77 on: October 28, 2018, 01:12:46 PM »
Iíve always want to get into Mario kart which is why I want to play Mario Kart 8 online.

Deluxe is so fricking good. :rejoice

Best MK :rejoice

Played it for over 150 hours already :rejoice

Only way it'd be better is if it had more options in multiplayer, but the engine and amount of content is crazy stellar.
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« Reply #78 on: October 28, 2018, 01:15:44 PM »
Can you do battle mode online

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« Reply #79 on: October 28, 2018, 01:25:10 PM »
Can you do battle mode online

Yup! You have a separate online score for it (in addition to a racing score) when you play randos online.

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« Reply #80 on: October 28, 2018, 01:26:42 PM »
I watched videos of battle mode. It looks amazing. Why do people hate it? I remember it being controversial.

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« Reply #81 on: October 28, 2018, 01:35:23 PM »
I watched videos of battle mode. It looks amazing. Why do people hate it? I remember it being controversial.

Some people think just because you're in a vehicle you have to use it to race.

Dunno if the same people also hated Twisted Metal.
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« Reply #82 on: October 28, 2018, 01:42:04 PM »
I need to play battle mode

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« Reply #83 on: October 28, 2018, 02:06:59 PM »
I watched videos of battle mode. It looks amazing. Why do people hate it? I remember it being controversial.

People hate battle mode?  ???  News to me.  MK8's battle mode did get shit on because it didn't have proper stages, but MK8 Deluxe fixed that and added stages just for this mode.
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« Reply #84 on: October 28, 2018, 03:28:41 PM »
I watched videos of battle mode. It looks amazing. Why do people hate it? I remember it being controversial.

People hate battle mode?  ???  News to me.  MK8's battle mode did get shit on because it didn't have proper stages, but MK8 Deluxe fixed that and added stages just for this mode.

It also introduced one of the most fun and fresh-feeling battle modes in Renegade Roundup.

Cops and robbers combined with Mario Kart really shouldn't work as well as it does.



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« Reply #85 on: October 28, 2018, 04:56:12 PM »
This looks too fun

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« Reply #86 on: October 28, 2018, 06:19:38 PM »
Still waiting for Mario Kart to get a singleplayer mode like Diddy Kong Racing. Battle Mode zzzz
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« Reply #87 on: October 28, 2018, 10:54:54 PM »
Diddy Kong racing was tight single player true
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« Reply #88 on: October 31, 2018, 03:31:39 AM »
Getting close to end of Earthbound I think. Still great.

Got my computer back running and all my data was backed up. So I still have almost every cartridge game ever made on my hd. I decided to play Wave Race 64 tonight.

It may be weird but besides Zelda it was always my favorite Nintendo 64 game. For 1996 I thought it was the most impressive console game - in a technical sense - I had ever seen. Others were blown away by Mario 64 but what stole my heart was Wave Race. I hadnít seen anything as impressive on the psx or Saturn or anything in arcades either. At the time a lot of racing games had primitive 3d graphics like Daytona. They looked good, but the visual spectacle of Wave Race 64 was beyond any of that for me. The water, the physics, the mists of Dake Lake, the stunts, the music, the entire aesthetic. It was such a gem at the time and this may be weird to say, but the primary reason I was jealous of Nintendo 64 owners.

And the gameplay is still so good to me. Nintendo 64 has other great racers but none really enchant me like Wave Race 64. The mix of avoiding obstacles and hitting the points of the buoys so you donít lose power is simple but it WORKS. And itís still the Nintendo 64 game I go to for casual play to this day.

Iíd love a new Wave Race for Switch.

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« Reply #89 on: October 31, 2018, 07:44:04 AM »
Others were blown away by Mario 64 but what stole my heart was Wave Race. I hadnít seen anything as impressive on the psx or Saturn or anything in arcades either. At the time a lot of racing games had primitive 3d graphics like Daytona. They looked good, but the visual spectacle of Wave Race 64 was beyond any of that for me. The water, the physics, the mists of Dake Lake, the stunts, the music, the entire aesthetic. It was such a gem at the time and this may be weird to say, but the primary reason I was jealous of Nintendo 64 owners.

In 1996?  There were games like Super GT in arcades running on Model 3 hardware that shat all over everything else.  Daytona was more than three years old by this point.  But yeah, I think Wave Race at the time was more-impressive looking than what was on the home consoles because of dat water.  Was still playing Rage Racer instead though.

Before a new Waverace I'd rather have a new F-Zero first. 
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« Reply #90 on: October 31, 2018, 01:03:30 PM »
I guess I didnít see the model 3 racers at the time. By that time arcades weíre dead in my area and the primary games we got were Metal Slug, HOTD, Area 51;etc. even my Tilt didnít have much in the way of racers.

Doesnít help that from 1995-1996 I didnít really play video games (busy year) so..lol

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« Reply #91 on: October 31, 2018, 03:49:27 PM »
Local mall arcade had this right in the entrance area and it got a lot of attention.  Made everything else look like complete shit at the time although most people didn't play it because one play was $1!

If you didn't see this back then, it looked like it was two generations ahead of all the other games released and especially made the Saturn's 3D look that much worse.   :lol  Fighter's Megamix made up for not getting a port of it at least, but I remember thinking at the time how after the home consoles had finally caught up to arcades with the PS1 and Saturn...we were right back to being way behind again.

That same arcade had this kind of Super GT setup too:

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« Reply #92 on: October 31, 2018, 03:56:51 PM »
Oh snap, you can run it emulated at 16:9 now. 
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« Reply #93 on: October 31, 2018, 04:50:27 PM »
I never saw VF3 or any of those games ever in an arcade.

But then I became a console brat by then and got tired of going to arcades only for them to close. Plus my local skating place where I went every Friday didnít have any of these games.

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« Reply #94 on: November 03, 2018, 09:33:09 PM »
Lesser beings: "Mario Kart doesn't take strategy or skill"

Me, a scholar:
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« Reply #95 on: November 06, 2018, 01:51:21 PM »
Good shit. Can you play Mario 64 online with me? :)

Checklist:

- Almost done with Earthbound



- Made a new game of Mario 64. Have 51 stars so almost done. Every level on the third and fourth floor is a classic to me. Game is fantastic and one of those games I've given multiple chances over the years and it's grown so much on me. The worst part of the game is easily the camera. It could use a full remake on Switch.



- decided to give OoT Master Quest a shot since it's in my romset. I have never played Master Quest and I decided to get all smug as a Zelda vet and just try the Deku Tree dungeon and damn, I died two (three?) times surprisingly. It was so different. Like, the moat puzzle. wtf! You usually just dive under the water to hit the button. But here...there's no button! And you've got to get a get a torch over to the side and light another torch. :o But there's a spike in the middle of the moat. I was completely baffled. After pacing my room for a few minutes I decided that the puzzle should be taken as is and I only needed a way to gun UNDER the spike. So one time I just tried using the shield to shrink Link into a crouching position to miss the spike and holy fuck it worked. I was orgasming from the thought of solving that great, great puzzle in such a creative manner that I almost let the torch fire blow out :lol I immediately decided once I completely the dungeon that I NEEDED to play Master Quest immediately after beating Earthbound. NEED. Zelda OoT 3d was next on my play list anyways but that game forces you to unlock the game by beating it. NO. I NEED MASTER QUEST. I might scout the area for beaten OoT 3d carts to find a save file so I can get playing MQ that way. I haven't played OoT in nearly ten years. It is one of my all time favorite games. I know it like the back of my hand, and I've played it a billion times. But this game never ceases to give me chills. The intro? The charm of Navi flying around? That iconic harp when you boot it up. Holy fuck, I am PUMPED to play OoT 3d and MQ.



- Fire Emblem GBA after Master Quest, then Fire Emblem Awakening classic mode.



If you can't tell, I've gone full Ntard.

I've also played Samurai Shodown V Special on the side of my usual Super Turbo. Game is fantastic. I bought it a year ago on PS4 but could never find opponents. Playing it on Fightcade is incredible. It's pure fundamentals, no bullshit.



Going full on retro has made me enjoy games so much more.  :-[
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« Reply #96 on: November 09, 2018, 12:24:09 PM »
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« Reply #97 on: November 09, 2018, 12:55:18 PM »
If youre interested in speedruns just hit up speedrun.com and masturbate to all your retro games DONE FAST
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« Reply #98 on: November 09, 2018, 01:28:09 PM »
I mean most games aint better than Streets of Rage that's for sure

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« Reply #100 on: November 12, 2018, 02:37:01 PM »
I just finished reading this



JFC what a crazy series this is. It's basically 500 pages of unedited interviews with SUPER obscure dudes from the Japanese game industry during the 80s (even ran into some of my old bosses in there). Super fascinating but I feel like I'm like one of 10 people who this book is for. After reading it I'm going back and playing these nutso MSX2/PC98 games that get referenced in bulk.

Also there's an interview with a Diehard Gamefan Magazine artist and there is some REAL CRAZY SHIT about sharing hookers and playing Yoshi's Island.

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« Reply #101 on: November 12, 2018, 02:39:42 PM »
Also there's an interview with a Diehard Gamefan Magazine artist and there is some REAL CRAZY SHIT about sharing hookers and playing Yoshi's Island.

Is that with or without some acid-laced coffee?
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« Reply #102 on: November 12, 2018, 03:00:05 PM »
I just finished reading this

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JFC what a crazy series this is. It's basically 500 pages of unedited interviews with SUPER obscure dudes from the Japanese game industry during the 80s (even ran into some of my old bosses in there). Super fascinating but I feel like I'm like one of 10 people who this book is for. After reading it I'm going back and playing these nutso MSX2/PC98 games that get referenced in bulk.

Also there's an interview with a Diehard Gamefan Magazine artist and there is some REAL CRAZY SHIT about sharing hookers and playing Yoshi's Island.

I own the whole series and am making it through part 3 now... some really awesome stuff in there, including things I feel that I may be one of the few people who would be interested in. Like the answer to why Biometal got a 2 Unlimited soundtrack in the west.

I have access to an X68000, an FM Towns Marty, and am waiting on an MSX I bought in Japan that I shipped back to me.. so getting to learn about play some of the more obscure PC games thanks to this series is a treat.
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« Reply #103 on: November 12, 2018, 04:18:23 PM »
How were volumes 1 and 2

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« Reply #104 on: November 13, 2018, 01:47:27 PM »
the problem with those books is that the author is a fucking nutjob and you're trying to read an old anecdote from a dev and here he goes trying to show off his knowledge about a game they fucking made or going into a stupid rant about how women having periods is a choice or some bullshit. great idea for a series and there's lots of great info in there but my god it can be hard to read sometimes.

there's also a post up somewhere from the woman who ran the translation service he used talking about what a fucking jackoff he was the whole time.
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« Reply #105 on: November 13, 2018, 02:29:57 PM »
I don't recall the women having periods be a choice, my main issue is how obsessed he seems to be with office layouts! If you could find the post from the translator I'd love to read that.
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Re: Modern Games Are Trash - Retro Thread for old gamers
« Reply #106 on: November 13, 2018, 02:50:51 PM »
the problem with those books is that the author is a fucking nutjob and you're trying to read an old anecdote from a dev and here he goes trying to show off his knowledge about a game they fucking made or going into a stupid rant about how women having periods is a choice or some bullshit. great idea for a series and there's lots of great info in there but my god it can be hard to read sometimes.

there's also a post up somewhere from the woman who ran the translation service he used talking about what a fucking jackoff he was the whole time.

OH yeah. I tried watching some of the video content but it was pretty tough to get through. And the Kickstarter drama is indeed a hot mess (I didn't realize it was THIS bad):
https://cirsova.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/gamergate-interview-with-agness-kaku/

The thing about office layouts is weird, but I guess it's good for remembering people and little anecdotes.

On the plus side, there's finally confirmation of the LSD-in-the-coffee.

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Re: Modern Games Are Trash - Retro Thread for old gamers
« Reply #107 on: November 13, 2018, 02:53:16 PM »
Whoa hold the phone, it looks like they're taking the best parts of all 3 books and editing it into a proper volume. This is probably what you should read:

https://vol.co/product/japansoft-oral-history/

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Re: Modern Games Are Trash - Retro Thread for old gamers
« Reply #108 on: November 13, 2018, 08:34:17 PM »
This thread was made for meeee.

Only I still like games from last gen. This gen though? Yikes.

PS2/XBOX/GC will always be the GOAT gen. Not nostalgia talking, as I still play games from that era on a regular basis. Was the last great gen for JRPG's too.
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Re: Modern Games Are Trash - Retro Thread for old gamers
« Reply #109 on: November 13, 2018, 08:39:54 PM »
what ps2 gen games you play stealth

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Re: Modern Games Are Trash - Retro Thread for old gamers
« Reply #110 on: November 13, 2018, 08:44:54 PM »
what ps2 gen games you play stealth

I am going through Panzer Dragoon Orta and Mercenaries at the moment. Getting Echo Night and Fatal Frame 1 next week. Hulk: Ultimate Destruction still owns and I play it every couple of years. I need to replace my broken OG Xbox because I bought a ton of games last year but the Xbox I got with them was defective. Died right before the end of Otogi 2 :(

I am going to do a PS2 JRPG binge soon, probably in December. Going to rent as many as I can from Gamefly. I never played through Digital Devil Saga 2 despite loving the first. I'll replay the first to have the plot fresh in my mind.
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Re: Modern Games Are Trash - Retro Thread for old gamers
« Reply #111 on: November 14, 2018, 10:14:36 AM »
DDS2 has one of the all time best battle themes. Loved that game!

What other PS2 rpgs will you be binging on? I feel one of these days I have to go through Metal Saga, Nocturne, Xenosaga 2 and 3, and the Growlanser games.

I do think this gen is a big improvement over last one when it comes to rpgs. Nier Automata, Octopath, Xenoblade 2, the first half of Bravely Default, Alliance Alive, and DQ11 are amazing.
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« Reply #112 on: November 14, 2018, 10:27:09 AM »
DQ11 3ds you got from japan or ps4

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Re: Modern Games Are Trash - Retro Thread for old gamers
« Reply #113 on: November 14, 2018, 01:44:21 PM »
DDS2 has one of the all time best battle themes. Loved that game!

What other PS2 rpgs will you be binging on? I feel one of these days I have to go through Metal Saga, Nocturne, Xenosaga 2 and 3, and the Growlanser games.

I do think this gen is a big improvement over last one when it comes to rpgs. Nier Automata, Octopath, Xenoblade 2, the first half of Bravely Default, Alliance Alive, and DQ11 are amazing.

Receiving Tales Of The Abyss in a couple days. Grownlanser Generations and Dragon Quarter are next. Metal Saga is definitely on the list. I have Unlimited Saga on it too but I am not sure if I can handle that shit.
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Re: Modern Games Are Trash - Retro Thread for old gamers
« Reply #115 on: November 19, 2018, 06:31:28 PM »
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« Reply #116 on: November 19, 2018, 06:40:29 PM »
lots of good stuff <3

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« Reply #117 on: November 19, 2018, 07:09:51 PM »


How come I never heard of Kid Dracula? Looked it up and it looks VERY expensive, unless you want the shitty Chinese pirate.
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Re: Modern Games Are Trash - Retro Thread for old gamers
« Reply #118 on: November 19, 2018, 10:31:58 PM »
How come I never heard of Kid Dracula? Looked it up and it looks VERY expensive, unless you want the shitty Chinese pirate.

Wasn't popular at all and nobody cared about it until somebody proclaimed that it was "rare" and the price skyrocketed.  Didn't know that the Gameboy game was a sequel to the Famicom game though.  Thought they were the same!
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Re: Modern Games Are Trash - Retro Thread for old gamers
« Reply #119 on: November 19, 2018, 11:01:20 PM »
Yeah thereís kid dracula on the fami