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Gaming Discussion / Re: Definitive versions of classic RPGs
« on: November 10, 2021, 12:11:19 pm »
I haven't extensively played FFVII on anything but PC so I didn't know about the lighting issues, I'm following the Reunion Project which is a comprehensive retranslation and bugfix, but afaik even they haven't touched on the lighting.

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It's definitely a good question; there's a bewildering variety of options these days for some games, especially factoring in all the bugfix hacks.  I think I'm going to stick with plain-vanilla FFVI on my SNES classic if I ever get around to it.
The DS version of CT is fine, by my understanding – the extra game content is decidedly amaeturish, but it's not like it severely impacts the rest of the game.  And it's not like the GBA versions where you have to worry about sweeping changes to the graphical palettes, music, or coding in general.  The only real concern is some of the localization changes in the script.

I suppose if you were going to play the game again anyway (and why wouldn't you?) then the SNES version is the obvious choice. I see there are a bunch of bugfix hacks, but I can't really recall encountering any severe bugs.

I tend to hear a lot of people going off on the GBA FFVI, for color and music issues, and Chrono Trigger DS for altering the dialogue, but in that case it seems like people are nostalgic for the slightly looser version of the script. So far FFVI Ted Woolsey Uncensored is the best version of the game I've played yet.And I've picked up the Chrono Trigger Bugfix but have yet to install it on my 3DS.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Definitive versions of classic RPGs
« on: November 07, 2021, 11:01:48 pm »
Enough waffle for now.
XD Thanks for that waffle.
I kinda want to play a more definitive version of Chrono Trigger since I've only ever played the DS version and quite liked it, same with FFVI GBA.
as for the Phantasy Star series, I wasn't even aware of the GBA ports, and own a Genesis MK 1 and Phantasy Star 2 so I'll probably go that route.

I actually intend to at least try to play the Dept Heaven series so uhhh, yeah Riviera.

At this point I'd consider PS3/360 suitably vintage, although hacking for those is still in it's infancy afaik, so not many improvement patches unfortunately.

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Gaming Discussion / Definitive versions of classic RPGs
« on: November 04, 2021, 12:20:12 pm »
Obviously it's something up to personal preference, but what would you say were the definitive versions of different classic rpgs? Patched or unpatched is fine.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: The Game Music Thread
« on: September 19, 2021, 08:48:21 am »
Not in-game per-se, but the Hylics 2 extended soundtrack Moonage Lobotomy is fantastic stuff, my favorite being Wayne's theme Endless Cycle, it's sort of got psych space rock vibes, which is fitting considering the vibe of the game.

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjS2ZOuRnocTFny5e_i1wTWS963cEhRGB

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Gaming Discussion / Re: ... I beat Double Dragon 2 without dying
« on: September 19, 2021, 08:40:45 am »
Yooo, Congratulations!

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So there's this idea that's been kicking around my head for awhile for a fan-sequel to Donkey Kong 94 built off Super Mario World as a base (not sure how feasible),
It would basically be a hybrid of both gameplay styles and movesets ideally.

Plot wise, I think it would start exactly the same as the original, continue through world 1 of Donkey Kong 94,and then diverge with a sort of back to the future homage, before introducing the new gameplay and levels.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: The Game Music Thread
« on: September 03, 2021, 11:47:27 am »
Skeleton Boomerang OST by +Tek
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKypRv5OwvM

Personal favorite is Disco Necropolis, but the entire soundtrack just grooves,
+Tek killed it on that synth, and then resurrected it's corpse to keep on jamming.


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Gaming Discussion / Re: Quartet - A Retro-Inspired, Turn-Based JRPG
« on: September 03, 2021, 11:40:29 am »
Wanna get this one too, after a month and a half with no cash flow, my old spending habits are coming back in force. :laugh:

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Infinity is up on Kickstarter
« on: September 03, 2021, 11:39:11 am »
FYI, they reached the stretch goal for the steam version so you won't need to pledge to get it digitally.  Pretty sure steam's going to be just rom+emulator, they're even giving it to everyone who pledged rom only.
Nice! Still wanna back it though, it looks sweet.
I could get another copy for my friend though, he might be into it.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: The Game Music Thread
« on: August 29, 2021, 10:40:03 am »
I stumbled across Tim Follin's Pictionary soundtrack.
It's one of the best pieces of chiptune I've ever heard, and one of the best things to ever come out of the NES soundchip period even.

https://youtu.be/DzTDAgG4EXk

I just love that Tim basically threw up his hands and is like, fuck it, I'm gonna shred, don't care what game.
So you basically end up with this hilariously incongruent mix of these absolute banger tracks playing over NES Pictionary of all things.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Infinity is up on Kickstarter
« on: August 25, 2021, 10:48:53 am »
Oh wow, interest piqued,
I'm starting a new job soon
so I'll definitely back this.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Games that put you to sleep.
« on: July 26, 2021, 08:25:25 pm »
Phantasy Star 2 for the beautiful music and endless grinding.
I've been K.O'd by Phantasy Star II several times actually, allegedly the hellmaze dungeons were the result of a new employee getting a little, how should I say... "overzealous" with his work, designing all of these maps without being asked, and the rest of the staff didn't wanna let the guy down so they put them in anyways.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
« on: July 19, 2021, 09:45:43 pm »
I found that Portal 2 mod I was looking for awhile back!
It's called "A Minuted Millions" and it is A TRIP.

https://www.moddb.com/mods/a-minuted-millions

It basically uses portal tricks to make it seem like rooms are being swapped in and out, like alternate realities or something, the whole thing is just very bizarre and kind of mildly unsettling in a liminal space kind of way.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Games that put you to sleep.
« on: July 19, 2021, 09:34:56 pm »
Something we can laugh about playing it in MAME, but might forget the feeling of putting real money in a machine and that happening. Player-hating game design! Gradius III AC is the only other game I immediately recall being as evil. :P )
Good ol' quarter munchers, I didn't grow up with access to an arcade, but I've played some beastly classic arcade games at the place in town the last few years.

For the NES, there's this game called Dynowarz. As much as I love old-school platformers, the combination of music/gameplay in that game invariably puts me to sleep. I don't like stealth games very much also, so generally those tend to be boring for me to play, too.
This is what I'm getting with SMT IV, some bizarre combination of gameplay and music that just reaches into my head and punches my shutoff button.

These are completely different things, surely? Generally a game demands your active participation.

It so happens I was reading the other day that apparently falling asleep to Futurama is a trend.
https://www.cracked.com/article_30723_futurama-sleepers-swear-the-animated-series-is-the-key-to-a-good-nights-sleep.html
Interesting, I had no idea that people were using Futurama of all things as a sleep aid lol. I only asked about movies too because I thought maybe it was maybe just related to the audio/visuals and not the gameplay, but you make a good point.

I already slept when I was playing and my soul entered the game, and I played dreaming has this happened to you?
I can't say it has, I don't usually get dreams that I can remember, I have dreamed of beta-testing a Final Fantasy Star Fox clone though...

Just about any turn-based RPG. I find those extremely tedious/boring and unworthy of my time. The only exceptions that come to mind are Pokemon and the Mario and Luigi series. Maybe Undertale and Deltarune in the future if I decide to give them a try.

For movies, 2001: A Space Odyssey is the most mind-numbingly boring film I have ever watched. And that's coming from a huge sci-fi fan who can also tolerate the kind of low budget movies that appear on Mystery Science Theater 3000 often. 2001 is easily one of my least favorite movies of all time (it might be number 1 on that list).
Undertale/Deltarune have pretty kickass soundtracks and interesting combat, the in-between sections might be a bit tedious though, also you're going to loathe Genocide, I don't recommend the route if grinding bores you.

Personally I didn't have a problem with 2001, but I can see why you wouldn't like it, for better or for worse it's unique. The pacing, music, and art direction make it one of a kind.

I don't really have any games that put me to sleep because they're too boring; if I find a game boring, I don't continue to play it.

However, I have many times fallen asleep playing a game. Particularly Final Fantasy VI, usually when grinding out spells/levels, though there have been other times where I've nodded off in the middle of flying the airship looking for Doom Gaze. Imagine my surprise to wake up with a big scratchy ZOOT ZOOT :D

ZOOT ZOOT!






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Gaming Discussion / Games that put you to sleep.
« on: July 18, 2021, 01:43:28 pm »
So I've been trying to play Shin Megami Tensei IV again, but keep finding myself getting absolutely zonked after less than a half hour playing, sometimes I literally just pass out without even being able to pause. I have never had a game put me out with such sheer soporific force, and I have no idea why, it's not boring in the least either..

So anyways, do you all have games that do this to you? Or movies if you prefer.
I'm curious.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: The Game Music Thread
« on: July 06, 2021, 04:15:30 pm »
The Sexy Brutale is one of my favorite games of all time, hugely underrated and has a great soundtrack that kicks all kinds of ass. I've been replaying the game lately and listening to the music on Youtube while I work.

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTGEdY9AkWdVwtTLpeSRQLh2ayM7VFkic

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Switch OLED version.
« on: July 06, 2021, 04:06:13 pm »
I'm in the habit of selling or giving Switches away, so I might do the same for my current one and just buy the OLED version, I'm actually kinda interested in those audio enhancements too.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Byuu / Near has passed away
« on: July 02, 2021, 05:42:59 pm »
I just heard the news, it really sucks that they ended up going out this way, nobody should have to put up with that kind of shit for the sake of doing what they love,it's sad.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: So... Metroid 5: Dread
« on: June 26, 2021, 09:30:02 am »
Pretty sure the ending of Fusion just has you in the orange fusion suit (I don't remember what hte upgrade is called), leaving you capable of fighting the Omega Metroid. Then shows her leaving the station as it burns up in SRR388's atmosphere. Still leaving with the orange fusion suit...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJwBGDrFlj4

I guess I was wrong, still a drastically different design though between the Fusion Suit and the Dread Suit, I wonder if there's going to be an in-game explanation or if it'll be retconed to have always been that way.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: So... Metroid 5: Dread
« on: June 18, 2021, 02:12:14 pm »
I'm pretty excited for it, although I'll temper my expectations until we know more.

As it stands it looks like a combination of Fusion with an improved and more action heavy Samus Returns(which I haven't played),allegedly this IS fairly close to what the original concept for the game was, aside from the addition of the Samus Returns gameplay mechanics. I quite like the new suit too, it looks like parts of the armor have been ripped off? The internals are exposed. I thought it was restored at the end of Fusion but maybe they backtracked a bit on that.

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