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VidKid369 wrote: Fri Apr 21, 2023 1:53 pm
Shinto-Cetra wrote: Wed Mar 29, 2023 2:20 pm
VidKid369 wrote: Wed Mar 29, 2023 8:29 am Ok. So I've just finished LUNAR 2 again. It took like 3 months this time cause I had been posting about it with a friend of mine kinda like a dual-play playthrough with two people. I just finished last night, and boy, did it feel really good to get another notch in on LUNAR 2. It still feels good playing it to this day. I just felt so relaxed afterwards it's nice just thinking I have something I can go-to like a hobby or just a favorite thing just cause I think about all the temptations we have today in this world and I could be doing much worse things than playing games.
Oh nice! I must have missed this in Discord lol. I'm glad that you enjoyed it. I'm still replaying Lunar: TSS, I think I'll play Lunar 2 (PS1) afterwards.
Yeah, I was posting about it like everyday I don't know how you missed it. Or did you just mean about the part about me finishing it?

I'm shocked (clutches pearls) that you're gonna re-play LUNAR 2: EBC I thought you don't really replay your RPGs?
Yeah, specifically the fact of you finishing it is what I missed. I will replay games but not often. The last time I replayed FF6 and Lunar TSS at the same time I got kinda burned out by the end. I'm still replaying Lunar TSS, but it's more of a "when I feel like it" activity, since I already know the story and most of the dialogue. I'm planning to eventually replay Lunar 2 (probably PS1), FF6, and Chrono Trigger (SNES, both), but this could be years down the road.

Since my last post, I've been having issues with Suikoden V, mainly how all the optional (and many of the mandatory characters) stop having new dialogue post-recruitment, or rarely have new dialogue, plus I somehow lost a very important item to recruit a character and have no idea where it went. So that's on hiatus for now. I finished Aegean Kai no Shizuku, "Droplets of the Aegean Sea" for PC-98, which recently got a fan-translation (I'm am still working on Dragon Knight 4's fan-translation mentioned earlier in this thread btw, it will take time though.) Anyway, Aegean was like a weird but good 2D MYST-clone with 80's anime-style Greek goddesses. It's puzzles are easier than MYST, which was a plus for me. More on Aegean (including it's terrible-looking 3D Windows port) can be found here: http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/aegean ... obscurity/ . I've been crazy busy so I've had no time for Ace Attorney 4 on 3DS, but I'll get to it eventually.

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I'm now about 50 hours into Dragon Quest VII and I'm still having a great time with it. It's definitely still a slow burn as I said in my first post, but there's still always a sense of forward momentum as the overarching story gradually takes shape from what initially seems to be a disconnected series of problems faced by individual islands. The individual stories are some of the strongest in a series known for its vignettes, and seeing these stories grow increasingly interconnected is quite compelling. In story terms I think I still prefer DQ5 for its deeply personal tale, but DQ7 is up there with the best the series has to offer.

A lot of the complaints I've heard about the game haven't really materialized for me. For instance, I'd heard that the game was full of backtracking but I've found that, with a few exceptions, when you revisit an island  in the present there's something new and interesting for you to do. Rather than just feeling repetitive you get to see the consequences of your actions  in the past.

As for what complaints I do have, I still don't like the way visible encounters have been shoehorned into the remake. Don't get me wrong, I like visible encounters when done well, but in certain dungeons it feels like I get into unavoidable battles every few steps due to the cramped quarters. Also while the vocations are a lot of fun to play with, it definitely leads to some bloat and balance issues, which is a typical issue I have with job systems.

I won't pass judgment on the game overall until I finish, but it's definitely shaping up to be in my personal upper tier of Dragon Quest entries.

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Shinto-Cetra wrote: Fri Apr 21, 2023 9:05 pm Yeah, specifically the fact of you finishing it is what I missed. I will replay games but not often. The last time I replayed FF6 and Lunar TSS at the same time I got kinda burned out by the end. I'm still replaying Lunar TSS, but it's more of a "when I feel like it" activity, since I already know the story and most of the dialogue. I'm planning to eventually replay Lunar 2 (probably PS1), FF6, and Chrono Trigger (SNES, both), but this could be years down the road.
Oh, yeah. When I moved to the Philippines my newest console was just my PS3 so I made it a priority to finish all of my annoying PS1-RPG titles I never beat as a teen. And I wrapped up some of my stragglers RPGs on SNES. So I was re-playing a good group of RPGs too. Or what-seemed-like a re-play cause I hadn't beaten it yet.

Maybe just play them individually and not at the same time?

Yeah TSS is the only game I've ever emulated cause I like it a lot and I already have the Sega CD (broken) and game. So I feel like I paid for it, though the console is hard for me to find a replacement.

It always feels good to get another-notch in on LUNAR or any of your favorite RPGs. Yeah, FFVI I go back to a lot. Mm-hmm my friend and I are planning to re-play Chrono Trigger (online) soon.

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I was diverted from my Lunar 2 Eternal Blue playthrough. I do plan to return, but the semester got busy and my sit-down focused gaming time virtually evaporated. Most of my playtime has been portable lately, excepting Like a Dragon Ishin a couple of months ago.

I just beat Final Fantasy IV (Pixel Remaster). These remasters are excellent, as they obviously look better and give just enough rebalancing tools to cut down the grind if you like. (I mostly kept gold and XP at 1x, but it's nice to be able to set it between 0x and 4x and to turn encounters off once in a while.) Incidentally  the game also involves going to the moon.

I've tried playing Fire Emblem Engage, and I may continue, but I hit a point around chapter 15 where it felt like I was mostly managing the party in Somniel (the game's "hub") rather than actually doing battles or advancing the story. I had an entire session just getting myself from the post-battle of one chapter to the pre-battle of another. I needed a break, so I went back to Triangle Strategy for a second playthrough. I'm not sure I have the words for why I prefer Triangle Strategy, but having the space between battles mainly filled by story is a part of it.
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