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Re: On the subject of 16-bit action-RPGs

by Exhuminator Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:07 am

BoneSnapDeez wrote:"Un-Worked Designs: Working Designs minus bullshit difficulty"

Somebody on that forum called them "Wrecking Designs". :lol:
BoneSnapDeez wrote:Some noticeable differences between it and the SNES port.

The best difference I see there is you actually have the mini-map on screen, a huge boon. The SNES port of Brandish neglects that, because it hates you and everything you stand for.
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Re: On the subject of 16-bit action-RPGs

by marurun Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:16 am

Exhuminator wrote:Somebody on that forum called them "Wrecking Designs". :lol:


That moniker for them has been around since before they got into the business of breaking games' difficulty levels, as a result of their free-wheeling translation work. I also think people assumed they broke Cosmic Fantasy 2, but that's a mistaken impression. Cosmic Fantasy 2 was completely broken before Working Designs got their hands on it.
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Re: On the subject of 16-bit action-RPGs

by BoneSnapDeez Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:30 pm

I beat Cosmic Fantasy 2 a few years ago. I can't even count how many things were wrong with it. Just wow. I also own the first game but have yet to try it.
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Re: On the subject of 16-bit action-RPGs

by marurun Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:01 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:I beat Cosmic Fantasy 2 a few years ago. I can't even count how many things were wrong with it. Just wow. I also own the first game but have yet to try it.


And all the stuff wrong with the game that had to do with fundamental game mechanics, like most status effects doing nothing, were in the game in Japan, before WD even picked up the license to translate it. I really have no idea why the game is so broken. I haven't heard that any of the sequels are that borked. I have IV parts 1 and 2, but I haven't had the patience to play them, yet.
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Re: On the subject of 16-bit action-RPGs

by BoneSnapDeez Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:23 pm

I don't think many folks assume WD broke Cosmic Fantasy 2 because I don't think anyone cares much about that game.

Cosmic Fantasy 2 and Vay are probably the two worst WD-localized games. So mediocre. And plenty of badass CD games of the time were left in Japan, like Illusion City and the Far East of Eden titles.

Cosmic Fantasy 2's effed up-ness goes far beyond the lack of status effects. Like, the fact that there are still items to prevent status effects. :lol: Also, from what I recall enemies do nothing but attack. Just a weird not-so-good game overall. Babbette = waifu tho.

I'm gettin' way off topic.
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