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by Imperial Knight
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: In-world sequels and myth building
Replies: 13
Views: 4446

Re: In-world sequels and myth building

Huh. I've always meant to try Dragon Quest, in that mythical time when I have time to pick up a new-to-me RPG series. Right now, I think I'll be playing Lunar 1 for the rest of my life. :P I have Dragon Warrior for NES, DQ V-VI for Super Famicom, and I hink DQ8 for whatever it came out on, but I've...
by Imperial Knight
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: In-world sequels and myth building
Replies: 13
Views: 4446

Re: In-world sequels and myth building

My recent forays into the Dragon Quest series have made me think of this topic again, and in particular the connections between the first few Dragon Quest games (after which the series moves on to other settings). The way the series builds its myths tends to be with a light touch, working largely by...
by Imperial Knight
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: Growlanser 1
Replies: 6
Views: 1934

Re: Growlanser 1

I wouldn't be shocked to see the game get a fan translation one day. A number of people have, at one time or another, expressed interest in translating it. In at least one case this did lead to a project, though it ran out of steam before any sort of patch could be produced. Personally I'd love to s...
by Imperial Knight
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Lunar: Eternal Blue
Topic: Finally finished this, mini-review/comparison
Replies: 16
Views: 5802

Re: Finally finished this, mini-review/comparison

My impression is admittedly based a fair bit on speculation/extrapolation as I do believe that when Vic explicitly mentioned return policies in interviews and such it was in the context of WD's shooters. Likewise not having played any of the hacks for comparison, I'm kind of going off of what I woul...
by Imperial Knight
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Lunar: Eternal Blue
Topic: Finally finished this, mini-review/comparison
Replies: 16
Views: 5802

Re: Finally finished this, mini-review/comparison

With the stipulation that I've never played any of the Unworked Designs hacks, my impression from both the lists of changes and from things Vic has said is that often the changes WD made to games during localization were geared toward making the game longer more than anything else, as there was fear...
by Imperial Knight
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 998
Views: 305092

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

I got the end of Disc 1 in Final Fantasy IX, and don’t think I’ll continue. Honestly I don’t get the hype. It’s good, but nothing great. It’s odd because it had all the right people (Sakaguchi, Uematsu, and Amano) working on it, but I guess they all collectively weren’t at their best. Well *maybe* ...
by Imperial Knight
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Lunar: Eternal Blue (Complete)
Topic: Is Mystere a separate character from Leo?
Replies: 13
Views: 6861

Re: Is Mystere a separate character from Leo?

I mean both Lunar 1 and FF4 have white Dragons that are killed (Quark and Rydia's mom's Mist Dragon), a main character that has a costume change (Cecil and Alex), a female lead that gets kidnapped (Luna and Rosa), a giant mechanized weapon that threatens the world (The Grindery and Giant of Babil),...
by Imperial Knight
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 998
Views: 305092

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

I beat Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride last night. Between the post game dungeon and wanting to do Bianca and Nera playthroughs, I don't expect to be done playing any time soon, but I'm certainly at a point where I feel comfortable rendering a verdict. To get right to the point, I don't k...
by Imperial Knight
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 998
Views: 305092

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Nearing the end of replaying Final Fantasy VI (SNES), I'm also restarted Final Fantasy IX (PS1) after a long hiatus. Planning to finally finish Cosmic Star Heroine (PS4) and continue Lunar: Eternal Blue (SCD, I've already finished the PS1 version.) I've also been slowly playing through FF9 and had ...
by Imperial Knight
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Questions regarding the series
Replies: 9
Views: 3218

Re: Questions regarding the series

Iwadare is very fond of repeatedly invoking the main theme in other pieces of music for his games. Personally, I rather like it. I know TSS is not Hiroshi Fujioka's only collaboration with Iwadare. While Iwadare is generally recognized as the Langrisser series composer, a number of tracks were actua...
by Imperial Knight
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Lunar: The Silver Star
Topic: An anomaly in the Lunar series
Replies: 21
Views: 8526

Re: An anomaly in the Lunar series

It's been a while since I've played Grandia II, which was co-written by Shigema, but I seem to recall similar power of humanity type themes there. I certainly recall the story as just feeling like a blander version of Lunar EB. It definitely feels like a recurring theme in his works. FF4 I think is ...
by Imperial Knight
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Lunar: The Silver Star
Topic: An anomaly in the Lunar series
Replies: 21
Views: 8526

Re: An anomaly in the Lunar series

Never having played TSS, I can't really speak to the TSS/SSS comparison but I do think "less is more" is often true in storytelling and not as appreciated as it should be. There's a lot that can be left unsaid where the audience can fill in the blanks perfectly well for themselves. While I...
by Imperial Knight
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 998
Views: 305092

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

***MINOR DRAGON QUEST V SPOILERS AHEAD*** I'm at the start of the third generation now. I haven't really advanced the main story much since I've been going around and revisiting all the places I've been before and talking to all the NPCs and seeing how the kids react (I did the same thing in the sec...
by Imperial Knight
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Langrisser remakes
Replies: 4
Views: 1850

Re: Langrisser remakes

I admit to being a little wary of this, just because of how disastrous pretty much every Langrisser has been since the departure of Career Soft. It's been a parade of unrelated games that get the Langrisser name slapped on them, attempts to just imitate what the old games did except with a much less...
by Imperial Knight
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 998
Views: 305092

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

I'm a decent way into Dragon Quest V now. ***MILD SPOILER*** I'm just past the wedding.I chose Debora but made a couple extra saves so I can try the other options if I'm still interested after this playthrough. ***END SPOILER*** Some thoughts now that I've been playing a while. -I'd say my overwhelm...
by Imperial Knight
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, from a long-time fan!
Replies: 5
Views: 3065

Re: Hello, from a long-time fan!

Welcome! We have a friendly group here.
by Imperial Knight
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 998
Views: 305092

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

I just started Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (DS). Dragon Quest has been a pretty significant gap in my RPG experience, particularly given its historical importance. Up until now, my only experiences with the series were an attempt years ago to play Dragon Warrior III (NES) which I aban...
by Imperial Knight
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Long time no post!
Replies: 9
Views: 4695

Re: Long time no post!

Definitely wasn't me. I announced my baby here before he was born.
by Imperial Knight
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 998
Views: 305092

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Just finished Grandia II on Steam. Gameplay was pretty good, like an evolved Lunar battle system. I liked the characters, however the plot felt like a rehash of Lunar EB's plot (they're both done by GameArts but still I would have liked more originality.) . It has a unique take on love triangles th...

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