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Re: Together Retro: Riviera The Promised Land

by noiseredux Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:01 pm

Urban Champion-e wrote:Hello everyone. Going to start the new year off right and take part in my first Together Retro. Heading to my parents house in a couple of hours to eat the traditional Southern new years day meal of collards and black-eyed peas (symbolizes dollars and cents) and just checked online to find out that a Gamestop along the way has Riviera on GBA for $5.99. Score.


awesome man! Glad that you'll be joining in!
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Re: Together Retro: Riviera The Promised Land

by dsheinem Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:03 pm

How long is the game, anyway?
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Re: Together Retro: Riviera The Promised Land

by Hateshinai Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:43 pm

I never heard of this game. I think I'll give it a shot.
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Re: Together Retro: Riviera The Promised Land

by noiseredux Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:44 pm

oh good Racket put up the article on the main page!
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Re: Together Retro: Riviera The Promised Land

by Satoshi_Matrix Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:00 pm

The game never really appealed to me when I first played it back in 2005. The GBA has a ton of great RPGs to begin with, all without dating sim elements which I strongly dislike.

Maybe my tastes were influenced by the fact I tried it on emulator rather than hardware. I'll definitely throw this on my flashcart and see how I like it now.

If I find I have enough to say about it good or bad, I'll review Riviera for my blog. Noiseredux, how long is the game, and more to the point, how long should I play it before really experiencing the meat of it? Some RPGs like Golden Sun took a lonnnnnnnnnng time to unveil and a review based on the first few hours wouldn't do the game justice.
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Re: Together Retro: Riviera The Promised Land

by noiseredux Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:03 pm

Satoshi_Matrix wrote:all without dating sim elements which I strongly dislike.


I really think the "dating sim" thing is very over-exaggerated. It's really not like you're trying to date anyone, you're just trying to make your party like/trust you (similar to The Thing on PS2 -- which you wouldn't say was heavy on the dating sim genre).
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Re: Together Retro: Riviera The Promised Land

by AmishSamurai Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:15 pm

I was on chapter 3 or 4 on my current file. Whichever dungeon starts flooding when you enter. I remember my problem being that I was a cheap bastard with items, and stockpiled so many I'd start throwing everything out.

I forgot, does training consume turns? I know it doesn't drain item usage, so I would level everybody up with that weapon and then go nuts.
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Re: Together Retro: Riviera The Promised Land

by Cronson Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:24 pm

I'm definitely down for this game. I'll pick up the PSP version.
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Re: Together Retro: Riviera The Promised Land

by joehero Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:27 pm

I'm going to give it a try. I will be playing via emulation. Sunday seems like a quiet day to start. Any advice before starting?
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Re: Together Retro: Riviera The Promised Land

by AmishSamurai Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:32 pm

joehero wrote:I'm going to give it a try. I will be playing via emulation. Sunday seems like a quiet day to start. Any advice before starting?


Always end with a bang for maximum scores. My team was Ein, Lina, and Cierra. I used Fia for a while, but stopped when I didn't have any rapiers. Your party will highly depend on what items you have to spare. Hence why Ein has an unbreakable weapon.
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