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    Yeah even if you discount the monetary value, I'd take Crusader over Sorcerer any day.

    I'm not sure that Sorcerer is a product of its time as much as it's just unbalanced. It's a shame even Treco didn't have the foresight to tweak the beginning enemies to make the first quest playable before publishing the game.

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    Now for something a little different:


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    Lots of good games there, and I always like an opportunity to say how much I love Xanadu.

    I spent a good amount of time with the Famicom version of The Black Onyx, Super Black Onyx. It's really well done, and its first person crawl is surprisingly smooth. The battle system completely kicks ass, and it's neat how you can encounter random adventurers also raiding the tower and either fight them or get them to join your party if you have any openings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by celerystalker View Post
    Lots of good games there, and I always like an opportunity to say how much I love Xanadu.

    I spent a good amount of time with the Famicom version of The Black Onyx, Super Black Onyx. It's really well done, and its first person crawl is surprisingly smooth. The battle system completely kicks ass, and it's neat how you can encounter random adventurers also raiding the tower and either fight them or get them to join your party if you have any openings.
    I wanted to ask you since I saw you've obviously played it extensively. Is it completely in English? It looked like it was from the videos I was browsing and I'm thinking of picking it up.

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    All of the important stuff is in english. The shops, the menus, item descriptions... all english. Being a dungeon crawl, that's about all there is to it text-wise. Definitely a game that needs a map, though, whether from online or if you feel like going old-school and getting out the graph paper. I also posted a write up explaining the combat in this thread:

    https://forum.digitpress.com/forum/s...=1#post2021137
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    oh thank god something to watch.

    been super insomniac lately and nothings been keeping my attention and I cant repair any thing since my workbench is being "remodeled" and repairs inside might wake the wifey person
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    good video
    only thing I would say that I didn't like about it was some spots in the video the SE was overpowering your voice track and made it a bit hard to hear ya
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    Thanks, Daria, for another entertaining and informative video! Great topic, wonderful overview of very important RPGs. I also liked to see actually 'Rogue' in action. I knew about the game and its importance but never saw gameplay footage. You must have invested a lot of time researching the topic and editing the video. Most impressive: The influence of specific games on more well known later releases which gives an important overview of the development of gameplay elements.

    To look at the roots of RPGs also helps to understand the probs we have today to define a RPG. The lines between the genres back then was more clearcut although some elements of other genres slowly were incorporated.

    The Q about the definition of an RPG emerged in my little head again since I played a couple of weeks ago (for the firstt time) finally Lunar SSSC and Alundra. The gameplay mechanics of Alundra and Zelda are the same. Why is one regarded a RPG and the other not? I believe a good answer to this Q will be the key to define a RPG today which is the era of the hybrid games.
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    I've been pretty bad at updating this thread - didn't have a real internet connection for a couple weeks. So here's a two-fer to catch up.


    Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom is a text adventure


    Dark Half is a horror themed SRPG for the SNES where you control both the hero and the villain

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    Princess Tomato is such an awesome game. So much fun. Percy is sooo useless! Hes always losing my stuff. Like he's got one job...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bb_hood View Post
    Princess Tomato is such an awesome game. So much fun. Percy is sooo useless! Hes always losing my stuff. Like he's got one job...
    Heh. I thought making Percy a bumbling sidekick was a cute way to clean out the player inventory between each stage.


    Also new video.

    Goonies never say die! But they do press start

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    I like Goonies II a lot. It's like the middle ground between Metroid and Dr Chaos, and I love both of those. I have to admit, though... I did use the old Nintendo Player's Guide with the black cover the first time I beat this one back in the day for its invaluable maps.

    I've enjoyed Dark Half for years, too. Weird game, but undeniably interesting. I need to try it in english now, as it took a lot of trial and error in japanese, what with losing energy every step.

    Out of curiosity, ever try the Oni RPG series? I got super into the SNES ones, Kishin Korinden Oni and Bakumatsu Korinden Oni. If you ever try those or Blade of the Darkness on PS1, I'd love to see your thoughts on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by celerystalker View Post
    I like Goonies II a lot. It's like the middle ground between Metroid and Dr Chaos, and I love both of those. I have to admit, though... I did use the old Nintendo Player's Guide with the black cover the first time I beat this one back in the day for its invaluable maps.

    I've enjoyed Dark Half for years, too. Weird game, but undeniably interesting. I need to try it in english now, as it took a lot of trial and error in japanese, what with losing energy every step.

    Out of curiosity, ever try the Oni RPG series? I got super into the SNES ones, Kishin Korinden Oni and Bakumatsu Korinden Oni. If you ever try those or Blade of the Darkness on PS1, I'd love to see your thoughts on them.

    I have not, but I'll look into them. I also really want to play Dr. Chaos - I hear it's based on an Hp Lovecraft story.

    I know I'm weird, but I've actually never played Metroid. I should probably remedy that too. Damn too many games to play. XD

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    I hope in your absence that you've been playing that backlog

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niku-Sama View Post
    I hope in your absence that you've been playing that backlog
    I didn't play Metroid but I've been working on other games.


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    YAY!!

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