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by Imperial Knight
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Questions regarding the series
Replies: 4
Views: 56

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: 13
Views: 519

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: 13
Views: 519

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: 939
Views: 205390

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: 3
Views: 220

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: 939
Views: 205390

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: 779

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: 939
Views: 205390

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: 1913

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: 939
Views: 205390

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: 31
Views: 8103

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: 2014

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: 10
Views: 1309

Re: So I have a baby

Congratulations! We were pretty fortunate in that ours started mostly sleeping through the night after a few months.
by Imperial Knight
Tue May 01, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: I visit this site once and a while because...
Replies: 22
Views: 4712

Re: I visit this site once and a while because...

Actually, not as many of us were at the WDMB as you might think. I was (it was the first forum I ever joined), and I met G1 there, but Kizyr and Sonic# weren't, as far as I know. I think ImperialKnight posted there too, and a few others. Kizyr was on the Shrine to Ghaleon board, and I dunno about S...
by Imperial Knight
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 939
Views: 205390

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Clunky is a good way to describe a lot of the problems with V. Menus are ugly and unintuitive, controls are unresponsive, things of that sort. If you're willing to work around the problems it can absolutely be an enjoyable game, but I can hardly blame those who aren't. The error you're referring to ...
by Imperial Knight
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 939
Views: 205390

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Growlanser II tries its best to fill in the player on what happened in I, but there's no way to reasonably piece everything that happened together because, well, a lot happened in that game. I played through it using the script translation as a guide to what was going on (which is certainly not the ...
by Imperial Knight
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: All this time I have been a fan of Phantasy Star.
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

Re: All this time I have been a fan of Phantasy Star.

Kizyr wrote:Coke -> Pepsi RC Cola


I recently learned form a podcast I listen to that Chicago is the #1 market in the country for RC Cola. There's your fun fact of the day.
by Imperial Knight
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 939
Views: 205390

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

In all honesty I don't remember the specifics. I know in IV you can't carry over the Cooperation gems since they'd allow you access to powerful magic from the beginning. I could see Memory of Alviis being excluded on the same basis, but I don't remember for sure. I think you probably can carry over ...
by Imperial Knight
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 939
Views: 205390

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Yes, I did the Wolfgang branch but it's been so long I've forgotten much of it. I'm making sure to set myself up to be able to do it this time, i.e., making sure I get a Mission Complete rating for each battle and finding the necessary story scenes. Your memory is correct that on New Game+ your char...
by Imperial Knight
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 939
Views: 205390

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

I recently got the itch to revisit Growlanser II . The last time I played it was roughly eight years ago. Here's some thoughts now that I'm five hours and some change into my current playthrough. -I'd forgotten just how much of the story is optional/missable. I've gotten in the habit of going back a...

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