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by Imperial Knight
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Lunar: Eternal Blue
Topic: Finally finished this, mini-review/comparison
Replies: 13
Views: 1157

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: 13
Views: 1157

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: 980
Views: 265062

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: 5356

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: 980
Views: 265062

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: 980
Views: 265062

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: 2284

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: 6831

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: 6831

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: 980
Views: 265062

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: 1234

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: 980
Views: 265062

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: 2349

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: 980
Views: 265062

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: 3638

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: 980
Views: 265062

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...
by Imperial Knight
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: Activism, Social Justice, Protests and you: The Political Discussion Containment Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 12203

Re: Activism, Social Justice, Protests and you: The Political Discussion Containment Thread

I've been following the story of Trump's family separation policies with horror. Protests are being planned in DC and elsewhere for June 30th: https://www.familiesbelongtogether.org/
by Imperial Knight
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: What is Canon?
Replies: 16
Views: 4376

Re: What is Canon?

I generally think the concept of canon as what actually happened is overemphasized by fans of most fictional works. In the particular case of Lunar I think Kei Shigema's explanation works well that one can think of it as a tale told by multiple storytellers who may remember things differently or cho...
by Imperial Knight
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: So I have a baby
Replies: 12
Views: 4151

Re: So I have a baby

Congratulations! We were pretty fortunate in that ours started mostly sleeping through the night after a few months.

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