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by Imperial Knight
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 1112
Views: 653497

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

If you're trying for a complete game then I'd say take the sword (whereas I'd usually advise someone just trying to beat the game to take the Esper). You can always use the Paladin Shield to teach everyone Ultima. Removing the curse is a bit tedious but if you're going for a full Rage list and such ...
by Imperial Knight
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 1112
Views: 653497

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Although I've been trying to make my way through the series mostly in order, I actually haven't played DQ7 yet. I know it's a somewhat divisive entry among DQ fans, partly due to its length, but I enjoyed each of the first six Dragon Quests (even little loved DQ2) and I'm enjoying DQ8 so far. I plan...
by Imperial Knight
Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 1112
Views: 653497

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

As part of my continuing project to play through the Dragon Quest series I've been playing Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (PS2). I'm about eight hours in and Jessica just joined my party. Otherwise I've completed two dungeons and done a lot of exploring. I really like the world map. I...
by Imperial Knight
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Lunar: Eternal Blue (Complete)
Topic: Saturn vs. PlayStation
Replies: 8
Views: 5990

Re: Saturn vs. PlayStation

I'm no hardware expert, but that's basically my understanding. The Saturn had very impressive 2D capabilities, with a processor dedicated to the background layers and another dedicated to "foreground" (e.g. sprites). The extent to which the 3D graphics were or weren't an emphasis I'm not e...
by Imperial Knight
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey y'all
Replies: 7
Views: 7656

Re: Hey y'all

Hello. There's a handful of people around here who were members at LEB at one time or another. I was Scrambler there.
by Imperial Knight
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 1112
Views: 653497

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

I played and beat FF7 for the Switch. Between this and FF9, I have finished two Final Fantasy games in my life. Having the x3 speed really helps. In the past, the endgame of a Final Fantasy would always bog me down and I'd lose interest. This is the problem I've been having in my current playthroug...
by Imperial Knight
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: In-world sequels and myth building
Replies: 14
Views: 14197

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: 14
Views: 14197

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: 7
Views: 9595

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: 22336

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: 22336

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: 1112
Views: 653497

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: 16426

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: 1112
Views: 653497

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: 1112
Views: 653497

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: 11158

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: 22757

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: 22757

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: 1112
Views: 653497

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...