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May's Together Retro -- Pick Two

Poll ended at Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:12 pm

Nippon Telenet -- And Its Subsidiaries
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12%
Square, Enix, but NOT Square Enix
17
25%
First-Person Dungeon-Crawlers
18
26%
Single-Screen Platformers
16
23%
Classic Anime
10
14%
 
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Re: Together Retro - May

by ESauced Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:13 pm

Would Balloon Fight and Joust fall in the single-screen platformers category? If not, what genre are they? How about Jetpac? Is there a certain point where you’re flying too much to be counted as a platformer?

Just curious, my vote is for single screen platformers either way.

EDIT: never mind, just saw the post that said flappy games are fine. I’d have to assume Jetpac is fine too (which would be nice for anyone with the Rare Replay Collection)
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Re: Together Retro - May

by Ack Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:27 pm

BogusMeatFactory wrote:I chose dungeon crawler because there are three games I really want to play in that category, which are Shining the Holy Ark and Ultima Underworld 1 and 2. Plus the likes of ravenloft... if that counts.. But if I even get to it.

Dude, Ultima Underworld is a blast. I have yet to get around to the second one myself, but I absolutely loved the original. If FPDC wins, you gotta give it a whirl.
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Re: Together Retro - May

by pierrot Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:28 am

Ack wrote:You know what? I rather agree with you about Square Enix. I've changed my vote to Telenet just because it would be interesting. I'm still also voting for dungeon crawlers though, too, because I always love an excuse to give them more loving.

Huzzah! My meager proselytizing bears fruit. You've done a fine deed this day, Ack. Quite a fine deed, indeed.

Exhuminator wrote:I have only cast one of my votes thus far, and it has been for FPDC.

The other entries are all well and good, but FPDC is ze best IMO.

Think of all the Telenet you could be voting for, though, Ex. Why not throw a vote at it.

Be like this guy, and vote Telenet.


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Re: Together Retro - May

by Exhuminator Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:41 am

pierrot wrote:Think of all the Telenet you could be voting for, though, Ex. Why not throw a vote at it.

I'm saving that vote for breaking troll ties.
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Re: Together Retro - May

by alienjesus Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:28 am

I would be happy for any category other than dungeon crawlers to win. I'd really rather not sit a month out, but if FPDC does take it I think I'll have to. I have nothing to play for it currently and nothing I want to spend money on for it either.
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Re: Together Retro - May

by BoneSnapDeez Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:55 am

Shining in the Darkness? You like Shining Force, right?
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Re: Together Retro - May

by Segata Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:12 am

Shining into the Darkness is awesome as is Shing of the Holy Arc. Not suggesting it for the thread but I'm excited about an upcoming game called The Lost Child. FP view and plays like older SMT games. So I voted Telenet and FP RPGs. Here is one I'm not sure many people have played and even Bone didn't know it in the guess the game thread. Princess Quest on SEGA Saturn. Like Phantasy Star only the dungeons are in FP.
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Re: Together Retro - May

by BoneSnapDeez Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:07 am

Arcana is another good Japanese one, for anyone trying to avoid the super-ancient clunky Western dungeon-crawlers. I mean, those games are good, but I understand they're not for everyone.

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Another thought. Do you have Portopia Renzoku Satsujin Jiken? It's like two dollars, thirty minutes long, and has a fan translation. It's an adventure game with a dungeon-crawling sequence. Also, it's Enix!

Too early to speculate about a winner anyway. Still plenty of time to vote!
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Re: Together Retro - May

by noiseredux Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:20 am

BoneSnapDeez wrote:Shining in the Darkness? You like Shining Force, right?


These two questions... these are why I want FPDC to win.
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Re: Together Retro - May

by Nemoide Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:21 am

If FPDC wins, I'll probably play Ultima Underworld, Might & Magic 2 (Genesis version), or Class of Heroes; they've all been in my backlog for a while. UU is generally considered the best of those, but I haven't been into playing games on my PC lately.
Class of Heroes is turning 10 this year and I *really* just want to play the second one but dislike playing games out of order if I can help it.

I'd like to see someone try to tackle The Dark Spire for Nintendo DS. That one's having its 10th anniversary in May, so it's EXTRA appropriate. It's also among the most brutally difficult games I've ever played. There's a part of me that would like to pick it up again, but another part of me that's intimidated because it's just SO difficult. IIRC, even though it has an auto-map, it doesn't show where you are on the map, which just makes the difficulty that much more intense...
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