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February 2018 Together Retro Theme

Poll ended at Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:46 am

Wonder Boy x Adventure Island
20
29%
Final Fantasy Spin-Offs
22
32%
3D Zelda Clones
16
24%
Mizuguchi's Puzzles & Music
10
15%
 
Total votes : 68
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Re: February's Together Retro Themes: Poll Closed - FF Spin-

by marurun Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:36 pm

Well, if TR begins to get overrun by distinctly modern games, then we can start to lock it down a little more. As long as it stays predominantly retro or Retro-adjacent I think we are staying kosher.
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Re: February's Together Retro Themes: Poll Closed - FF Spin-

by SpaceBooger Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:42 pm

I also want to play Crystal Bearers on the Wii. This together retro has motivated me to play it along with Mystic Quest (which I already started this weekend) or after it even though it's only 9 yrs old.
This thread and the discussion has motivated me to play games and talk about them. I call that successful.
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Re: February's Together Retro Themes: Poll Closed - FF Spin-

by dsheinem Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:47 pm

As I understand it, World of Final Fantasy is a newer spinoff game that is largely about the characters and gameplay conventions from the series' best known 1980s and 1990s titles. I know it isn't old, but it seems in the spirit of the month.

Look, I felt like we hashed this out with Bioshock last year...but there has never been a cutoff for TR gameplay.

In 2008, we played Diablo II. The game was eight years old.

In 2009, we played Ghost Squad. The game was five years old.

In 2010, we played Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee. The game was eight years old.

In 2011, we played Riviera. The game was nine years old.

In 2014, we played Psychonauts. The game was nine years old.

Beyond that, we have always encouraged people to playe newer games in a series. We tried to do some Quake Live matches when that game was new for Quake Series month. We did some playing of Puzzle Fighter HD Remix which was technically a revamped version of an old game (with new content, some old content removed or rebalanced, etc.) when we played it, people chatted about Puyo Puyo Tetris during Puyo Puyo month, etc.

No one should try to shoehorn TR into being something it has never been. Some months more easily lend themselves to participation by enjoying modern games, some don't. No biggie.

Exhuminator wrote: old TR focused on one particular retro game per month.


This was not always the case.
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Re: February's Together Retro Themes: Poll Closed - FF Spin-

by Exhuminator Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:48 pm

Bone wrote:Final Fantasy spin-offs, there are literally four games on the Game Boy alone!

Yep. It really shouldn't be hard for someone to find a 10+ year old FF spin-off to play next month. I already posted lots of games that qualify.

I'll post them again in a spoiler here:
1990 - The Final Fantasy Legend (GB)
1991 - Final Fantasy Adventure (GB)
1991 - Final Fantasy Legend II (GB)
1993 - Final Fantasy Legend III (GB)
1993 - Final Fantasy Mystic Quest (SNES)
1997 - Final Fantasy Tactics (PS1, PSP, iOS, Android)
1997 - Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon (PS1)
1999 - Chocobo's Dungeon 2 (PS1)
1999 - Chocobo Racing (PS1)
2002 - Kingdom Hearts (PS2, PS3, etc.)
2002 - Chocobo Land: A Game of Dice (GBA)
2002 - Final Fantasy: Unlimited with U (Mobile)
2003 - Final Fantasy: Unlimited on PC - Meikyū ~ Kuroki Yume no Kioku ~ (Windows)
2003 - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles (Game Cube)
2003 - Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (GBA)
2003 - Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2 / PS3 / PS4 / Windows)
2004 - Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (GBA, PS3, etc.)
2004 - Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII (Mobile)
2005 - Kingdom Hearts II (PS2, PS3, etc.)
2005 - Final Fantasy VII Snowboarding (Mobile)
2006 - Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII (PS2, Mobile)
2006 - Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales (DS)
2007 - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates (DS)
2007 - Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift (DS)
2007 - Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (PSP)
2007 - Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon (Wii)
2007 - Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings (DS)
2008 - Kingdom Hearts Coded (DS)
2008 - Kingdom Hearts Mobile (Mobile)
2008 - Dissidia Final Fantasy (PSP)
2008 - Crystal Guardians (Mobile)
2008 - Crystal Defenders (iOS, WiiWare, XLA, PSN)
2008 - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King (WiiWare)
2008 - Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (Mobile, Wii, PSP, iOS, Android, Windows)
2008 - Cid and Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon: the Labyrinth of Forgotten Time DS+ (DS)
2008 - Chocobo and the Magic Picture Book: The Witch, the Girl, and the Five Heroes (DS)


I hope folks can find something out of those 36 retro FF-spinoffs they want to play. I see quite a few I'm interested in.

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Re: February's Together Retro Themes: Poll Closed - FF Spin-

by nullPointer Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:00 pm

Exhuminator wrote:I'm looking forward to derailing the fun train in March.

I look forward to un-funning with you in March! :lol:
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Can't wait to see what you come up with. I think half the fun of the new format so far has been seeing the choices presented by each curator, as well as how those choices are interpreted by the players.
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Re: February's Together Retro Themes: Poll Closed - FF Spin-

by Exhuminator Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:14 pm

nullPointer wrote:Can't wait to see what you come up with. I think half the fun of the new format so far has been seeing the choices presented by each curator

When I was told having 10 themes to vote on was dumb, I had to trim some fat. These are some of the ideas I cut away, if any other curator wants to use them going forward:

Float like a smoke cloud, sting like a shuriken. (retro ninja themed games)
FML, I'm out of grid paper! (first person dungeon crawlers)
My So-Called Strife (1990s first person shooters)
Observe. Plan. Execute. (classic SRPGs)
The Z-Factor (Mega Man games with a Z in the name)

The ideas I've kept instead are utterly terrible compared to those. I apologize in advance.
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Re: February's Together Retro Themes: Poll Closed - FF Spin-

by alienjesus Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:18 pm

Exhuminator wrote:
nullPointer wrote:Can't wait to see what you come up with. I think half the fun of the new format so far has been seeing the choices presented by each curator

When I was told having 10 themes to vote on was dumb, I had to trim some fat. These are some of the ideas I cut away, if any other curator wants to use them going forward:

Float like a smoke cloud, sting like a shuriken. (retro ninja themed games)
FML, I'm out of grid paper! (first person dungeon crawlers)
My So-Called Strife (1990s first person shooters)
Observe. Plan. Execute. (classic SRPGs)
The Z-Factor (Mega Man games with a Z in the name)

The ideas I've kept instead are utterly terrible compared to those. I apologize in advance.


Haha, I'd have had something to play for at least 3 of those 5. I look forward to seeing what else you came up with.

I ditched Sega arcade game console ports and Natsume games as options on mine. I recently came up with the idea of 'Pac-man games which aren't the original or Ms. Pac-Man' as an idea too. Maybe next year :lol:

Did you cut any options from your list Noise?
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Re: February's Together Retro Themes: Poll Closed - FF Spin-

by BogusMeatFactory Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:20 pm

90s FPS would be my number one pick. Any 90s pc games get my vote!
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Re: February's Together Retro Themes: Poll Closed - FF Spin-

by Exhuminator Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:22 pm

BogusMeatFactory wrote:Any 90s pc games get my vote!

You will be in luck my friend. :wink:
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Re: February's Together Retro Themes: Poll Closed - FF Spin-

by dsheinem Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:29 pm

I thought part of the point of not having longer polls was to NOT introduce premature discussion of what someone’s potential later pick might be. “Stealing thunder” is shitty.
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