« on: January 08, 2019, 02:51:17 pm »
Final Fantasy Legend 3. It's definitely the black sheep of the series, having a more traditional leveling, equipment, and magic system, but it did a lot of genuinely ingenious stuff that you just don't see in games. Your characters start as 2 humans, and 2 mutants, but any of them can change into beastmen, monsters, cyborgs, or robots, and there's like, 30-40 of EACH of those. It makes for some really awesome party customization. The story is completely butchered by the English translation, but the story itself is really good. Imagine a proto-Chrono Trigger. You're traveling to different time periods to change the future, and it handles it really well. You can even customize your ship with different parts and the ship takes place in some battles, offering artillery support. The end drags out a little bit, but it's a really fun RPG all in all.
Another underrated game I really like is a game on Steam called Khimera: Destroy all Monster Girls. Despite the name it's not ecchi trash. It's a 2D platformer with Mega Man elements, and some of the best writing I've seen in years. The fact that it's free is honestly mindblowing because it's a really well made game, with a lot of content, and a lot of fun. Definitely worth checking out.
Finally, Jaws on the NES. It's not the best game ever, but it's just good fun. Imagine like, if any 80's arcade game had adventure and RPG elements. You collect seashells to level up, find items, and eventually power up enough to kill the titular Jaws. It's got points, and lives, and the gameplay is very arcade-y, but it's a solid game all in all.