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SNES
Terranigma Ownership: Other
Chapter 3: Resurrection of the Genius. Lhasa.

Updated about 7 days ago

★★★★★ A phenomenal game, worthy of being called art. While previous "Soul Blazer trilogy entries" either interacted with the meaning of life very shallowly (SB) or a bit haphazardly (IoG), this one fully embraces the joie de vivre and paints a loving tale about the world around us. The only real nitpick I have besides some jank gameplay is the Columbus worship, worship Lt. Columbo instead.
(U)
PS
Arc the Lad III Ownership: Other
South Sularto. 32/102 Jobs.

Updated about 1 week ago

★★★★★ ARC Entertainment really said "Let's make a whole game about the Guild Jobs, it'll be great". And it was. A more lighthearted game than Arc II by a long shot, but the over reliance on Arc I & II cameos is a bit awkward. The structure of doing Guild Jobs to progress feels really nice, and as usual the gameplay is solid. Working Designs had a tendency to pepper Lutz's speech with words like "fruit" and "sissy" in this one so warning. My boy Lutz is very clearly bi/pan for Alec and Theo, shush.
(U)
PS
Beyond the Beyond Ownership: Other
At Vandole (Bandore Town).

Updated about 1 week ago

☆☆☆☆★ Not only is its difficulty awkward and demanding, but its timed hit mechanic is barely functional "100% Pokéball Catch Cheat Code" nonsense applied on top of DQ combat. The LP mechanic also constantly disturbs the flow of combat, debilitating characters who need healing because their VP reached 0 making them temporarily KO'd. The story is barely existent, directions are barely there, and locations are oftentimes hard to find in the massive map. To the few people who like this game, power to you.
(U)
SNES
Tales of Phantasia Ownership: Other
Beat the first Dhaos battle, heading to the Unicorn's Forest.

Updated about 1 week ago

☆★★★★ An innovative game held back by its sheer jankiness. It's honestly a really fun and enjoyable romp with quite a bit of challenge for its zest. Sadly, most of its challenge is derived from a janky battle system. Dhaos feels terrible to fight for instance. Writing is a bit sloppy and cliché, which would actually become, admittedly, one of Tales' charms. If you're gonna play this in English though, please play the less dry 2012 PSX translation patch, DeJap downright makes dialogue up at points.
(U)
SCD
Vay Ownership: Other
Japanese version. At the Town of Clair in Rodesia. 4/5 Orbs.

Updated about 3 weeks ago

☆☆★★★ I don't know why this game was chosen for a US release (I'm playing JP) when WD's previous imports except Vasteel tended to have some pedigree in Japan, either way, it's very much a comfort food Dragon Quest clone. It's enjoyable, but at the time, DQ was doing more. The world is pretty playful though, I'll admit. The English version is filled to the brim with low hanging humor and problematic content (the Minotaur enemy was renamed (R-word)taur for one). Approach the Unworked patch with caution.
(U)
SNES
Albert Odyssey Ownership: Other
Heading to Maurina. Boss: Shin.

Updated about 1 month ago

☆☆★★★ A very simplistic game. While it has its bits of humor and some nice Hebereke cameos, a lot of the story is NES level simplistic, possibly even simpler than Dragon Quest III. Script is also surprisingly dry. The tactical gameplay is alright, and I like the idea of the overworld being a giant SRPG map, but travelling from location to location can be a pain. Difficulty is very low for the most part, but its not disturbing the gamefeel like Bahamut Lagoon's reliance on dragons.
(U)
PC98
The Legend of Heroes IV: A Tear of Vermilion Ownership: Other
At Phildin. Grinding.

Updated about 1 month ago

☆☆☆★★ One of Falcom's weaker games, unlike in LoH3, there is a lot less story here and what there is, is much more flat. The gameplay is much improved from the PC98 original of LoH3, and the optional Arc II or Trails in the Sky style guild sidequests are always a plus, but the amount of grinding is just too much for the common player. Lastly, the music and maps also took a hit, with the music being much weaker and maps being composed of premade bits that are placed around like a bad roguelike.
(U)
PC98
The Legend of Heroes III: The White Witch Renewal Ownership: Other
Chapter 1: The Little Pilgrims. At the S.S. Hawk Talon.

Updated about 1 month ago

☆☆★★★ As usual, a wonderfully written game filled with a loveable cast of characters. Sadly, the gameplay here is much more rudimentary due to a lack of mouse support. You have presets that you can alter outside of battle, that change your strategy depending on remaining health percentage, but between the standard unwieldiness of White Witch's combat and the hard to understand action icons, the battle system is unnecessarily complicated.
(U)
PC98
Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes II Ownership: Other
Chapter 1: Thus, The Gates of Hades Open. At Ludra Port in Soldis.

Updated about 1 month ago

(U)
PC
The Legend of Heroes IV: A Tear of Vermilion Ownership: Other
Chapter 2: Searching for Distant Memories. At Guia.

Updated about 1 month ago

★★★★★ Excels from the PC98 original in every way. More story, gameplay closer to the Windows versions of Legend of Heroes III and V with some added control, I just mind a bit the over reliance on LoH3 throwbacks. Much like LoH3, it's a very poetic story, with great writing and an excellent cast. Bravo to the writers.
(U)
Saturn
Lunar: Silver Star Story Ownership: Other
Nanzas Checkpoint (Nanza Barrier), heading to Lann.

Updated about 1 month ago

★★★★★ A full blown improvement on the above-average Mega CD original in every way. More story, more development. The entire boat ride to Meribia was heartwarming. Challenge is also pretty good, struggled a bit here and there and I'm playing the JP original! One of the greats of the 32-bit era. Definitely play the PSX ver. if you can, but the usual warnings for low hanging and at times problematic humor apply, as it's a Working Designs release in the US. Unworked Designs patch that sucker too btw.
(U)
NES
Ganbare Goemon! Karakuri Douchuu Ownership: Other
Stage 6 of 13.

Updated about 1 month ago

★★★★★ An addictive little stage based Action-Adventure title. Finding underground staircases without candles by jumping about is probably the only low point of the game, and I'm sure you have to do it in Stage 4. The standard map based koban and pass collecting and villager+youkai bopping (and lady humoring, always collect the ladies) is really good, and the first person dungeon mazes are also really fun. Controls are also really great apart from some jumping jank. A classic.
(U)
PS2
Wild Arms 3 Ownership: Other
Ruins of Memory.

Updated about 1 month ago

(U)
PC
Fallout Ownership: Other
Vault 15. Party: Protag, Ian.

Updated about 2 months ago

(U)
GBA
Riviera: The Promised Land Ownership: Other
Lacrima Castle.

Updated about 2 months ago

(U)
NDS
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride Ownership: Other
Child era - Roundbeck. Heading to Uptaten Towers.

Updated about 2 months ago

(U)
PS
Guardian's Crusade Ownership: Other
Chapter 2: The Journey. Jungo.

Updated about 2 months ago

☆★★★★ A beginner's RPG that encourages grinding. Though, the lovingly written dialogue and colorful scenery and designs will keep you going. Tamsoft actually made sure the English dialogue was up to snuff over at Activision so it has a decent-ish translation. Standard gameplay with non-random, on-map encounters and a seamless all-model bird's eye view overworld. Not at the same level as Panzer Dragoon Saga of course, but it's still really neat.
(U)
PS
Star Ocean: The Second Story Ownership: Other
Heading to Hoffman Ruins. Current Party: Claude/Rena/Celine/Ashton/Precis.

Updated about 2 months ago

★★★★★
(U)
PS
Digimon World Ownership: Other
Current Digimon: Centarumon. Prosperity Points: 3/100

Updated about 2 months ago

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NES
Minelvaton Saga: Ragon no Fukkatsu Ownership: Other
To be continued.

Updated about 3 months ago

☆☆★★★ I want to preface this by saying. It's not the worst thing I've played. But it feels lacking compared to its main inspirations, Xanadu and Dragon Quest. It takes heavy inspiration from them in battle system and map design respectively, but it feels so unrefined, like it just cribbed from them without thinking about the design aspect. It feels very pointless at times, like the level up system is there but no effort is done to make levelling up feel like an achievement, it doesn't even notify you!
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DC
Sengoku TURB Ownership: Other
To be continued.

Updated about 4 months ago

☆☆★★★ A fun and imaginative little proto-Musou, held back by its sheer denseness. The first half up to stage 63 is really fun and enjoyable, and the carefree, nonsense story is great. But the latter half just piles on with the enemy amount, lack of healing items (I had to abuse Green Tainyans), and lack of worthwhile weapons, forcing you to farm Nyan Nyan Coins to feed to a dispenser monster in stage 64, of which there's usually only 1 coin per stage if you cleared it... It just doesn't feel worth it.

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about 4 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Is this the new translation that was released just a few months ago?
about 4 months ago

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Thanks! I was able to finish it, but there were a few levels that were a doozy!
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