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Old 03-08-2010, 01:20 PM   #431 (permalink)
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I'm not really going to miss it tbh. 100+ FL here we come, hopefully.
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I never played SD3 because it was never released here, I believe. I do not import. I'm a Legend of Mana man, however. Unfortunately, World of Mana compilation effectively killed the series off. While Children and Heroes were just mediocre, Dawn was bad. Same with the SAGA series - Unlimited Saga and the remake of Romancing Saga killed it off. Thanks Square-Enix.
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I've come to the conclusion this is going to drastically lower the amount of new threads posted in this section. Still a good idea though you should probably get rid of the Retro Gaming Discussion thread.

Oh and anyone know if Secret of Mana is worth $60 (AU) off Ebay. Seems like a lot of money for a SNES game.

Edit: Before answering that question take into consideration that I'm a storyline and characters kind of guy and the only RPG's i've really spent a lot of hours on and loved are Final Fantasies. The newer Final Fantasies, so the older graphics could be a problem.
Do you have a Wii? Its on the Virtual Console for $8 (USD). Its been released in all regions so I assume you'd be able to get it.

Otherwise, I'd say just emulate it. It doesn't have much of either of the two you like. Story is thin, but it keeps the pace and the game going, and the characters are basically "You have 3 people in your party, they have a life, but who cares... what matters is that you can fuck shit up with them."

Gameplay rules. As mentioned before, Seiken Densetsu 3 is much better and easily one of the best RPGs ever. It also has a better story and nine (if I remember correctly) playable characters with their own story. If you ever played Saga Frontier, think that in terms of structure.
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Am I seemingly the only one who can't get in to RPGs? I was indifferent to Oblivion and I seem to be a little hesitant and 'scared off' by the seemingly huge amount to track and do in the Final Fantasy games. The only RPG {if you can call it that} I have played is Pokemon. I know Rules hooked me up with some great tips for the FF games but what are other people's opinions on good FF games, examples of easy to pick up RPG's and {although this is already being discussed} good RPG's in general.

Also, as I am just spraying ideas all over the place and going off on a huge ramble, is FF13 a good place to start for a relative RPG newbie?

Just one final thing, did anyone play Abe's Exxodus on PS1? A classic little gem that seems underappreciated. One of the most atmospheric games ever with good, if at times childish, humour and a game with general warmth and fantastic craftmanship that has great replay value.
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I never played SD3 because it was never released here, I believe. I do not import. I'm a Legend of Mana man, however. Unfortunately, World of Mana compilation effectively killed the series off. While Children and Heroes were just mediocre, Dawn was bad. Same with the SAGA series - Unlimited Saga and the remake of Romancing Saga killed it off. Thanks Square-Enix.
You can find a translated rom on the internet probably for SD3.
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Is that the unofficial fan translation of SD3 I keep hearing about?
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Is that the unofficial fan translation of SD3 I keep hearing about?
Yes, but the fan translation is excellent. One of the best I've read.

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Am I seemingly the only one who can't get in to RPGs? I was indifferent to Oblivion and I seem to be a little hesitant and 'scared off' by the seemingly huge amount to track and do in the Final Fantasy games. The only RPG {if you can call it that} I have played is Pokemon. I know Rules hooked me up with some great tips for the FF games but what are other people's opinions on good FF games, examples of easy to pick up RPG's and {although this is already being discussed} good RPG's in general.
Well, there are different sub-genres of RPGs. For a traditional RPG, I'd recommend FF X. Don't be scared of FF games. All are fairly linear and you can do back tracking and side quests if you wish. FF X is one of the more linear ones.

If you don't want a traditional JRPG, I'd recommend Dragon Age: Origins. Its excellent and very similar to the most acclaimed Western RPGs like Fallout 1/2, Baldur's Gate 1/2, Diablo 1/2, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.

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Loved it.
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A quick question, are Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2 any good? They seem like interesting games and probably something I would play as a precursor to playing FF XIII to 'get in to' the feel of a 'proper' RPG.
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A quick question, are Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2 any good? They seem like interesting games and probably something I would play as a precursor to playing FF XIII to 'get in to' the feel of a 'proper' RPG.
Just go out and pick up a Platinum FFX. Doesn't cost much, and it's probably the best RPG that ever came out on the PS2 imho.
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Granted right now I have no life and have been doing nothing but playing Video Games the last few weeks but i've been playing Final Fantasy XIII the last few days and I met some minor character last night who looks just like Sawyer from Lost.

Bradley I agree with Seph in saying if you want a fairly straightforward RPG to start out with FF X is a good choice. However if you have a DS I still say go find a copy of Chrono Trigger. Game owns.
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