|Patching Information||No Special Requirements|
|Published By||T&E Soft|
|Release Date||25 September 2004|
|Last Modified||31 December 2015|
My initial preconceptions about Hydlide was that the game stank. Upon trying this, they were reaffirmed.
Then I read the docs.
I proceeded to have a decently fun amount of time with a fairly aimless Ys-like game, once I figured out I had to change my character to “Attack” mode for him to actually, you know, hurt the enemies. Then I hit level 3, and half the enemies stopped giving me experience, while the other half continued to kill me in one hit. And I stopped, nearly frustrated back to my initially reserved opinion.
So! In Hydlide, you’re this guy Jim, and you run around killing things, looking for three fairies, three jewels, and a big bad demon guy to kill. Hey, it’s not particularly deep, but it’s an old game, so it’s excused. The total lack of any aim is a real problem, though; I constantly found myself going one screen too far in what was apparently the wrong direction, and getting reamed by monsters. Your mileage may vary.
Once again, D-Boy manages to give a game better than it probably deserves. His work on the game is impeccable, although whether or not it’s worth playing the game to -see- his work is another story.
Addendum: This package is in the form of a patch for the installer program to allow you to install the game on English systems, and the general NINJA 2.0 format patch for the translation.
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