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Re: Games Beaten 2018

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 10:01 am
by prfsnl_gmr
PresidentLeever wrote:


48. The Magic of Scheherazade (NES)

Quite an interesting and in some ways ahead of its time game. I liked it more than Zelda and Ys 1-2 (8-bit), but not quite as much as Crystalis.


Ooooh....nice. I’ve always been curious about that one. How’s the combat? Is it real-time or turn-based?

Re: Games Beaten 2018

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 10:45 am
by Exhuminator
lordb0rb4 wrote:Once again, make sure to start a new file after "beating" the game for the first time, awesomeness awaits!

Just the ability to use new paths in the same levels? Or do these now accessible paths lead to new bosses and new levels entirely?

Re: Games Beaten 2018

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 10:59 am
by BoneSnapDeez
PresidentLeever wrote:48. The Magic of Scheherazade (NES)

Quite an interesting and in some ways ahead of its time game. I liked it more than Zelda and Ys 1-2 (8-bit), but not quite as much as Crystalis.


Unusual ranking! I think I'd go,

The Legend of Zelda
Ys II (Fami)
Ys (SMS)
Crystalis
The Magic of Scheherazade

All are excellent though.

Re: Games Beaten 2018

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 12:16 pm
by lordb0rb4
Exhuminator wrote:
lordb0rb4 wrote:Once again, make sure to start a new file after "beating" the game for the first time, awesomeness awaits!

Just the ability to use new paths in the same levels? Or do these now accessible paths lead to new bosses and new levels entirely?


I'm not gonna spoil it but there are completely new areas, bosses and the real ending.
It's more than worthy

Re: Games Beaten 2018

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 12:35 pm
by Sarge
There's also another mode you can unlock if you... don't recruit helpers. And there are two ways you can do that. One of these ways leads to said mode. That's all I'm saying.

Re: Games Beaten 2018

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 1:16 pm
by lordb0rb4
Yeah, and i think this is one of the charms of the game, clearly it was made with care and passion.
I guess attacking ( :lol: ) or not pressing up to recruit ?

Re: Games Beaten 2018

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 1:54 pm
by Sarge
Okay, I've had time to internalize my feelings on Curse of the Moon after four runs through the game. I think it's absolutely excellent. I don't think I'd put it at the top of the Castlevania pantheon, but it most assuredly slots in higher than Castlevania Chronicles or Bloodlines. Maybe that should go into the unpopular opinions thread, I know there are folks that absolutely adore Bloodlines.

Anyway, it manages to give that classic Castlevania feel, but plays at a faster pace. But boy oh boy, if you play in Veteran mode, you're going to remember all the joys of flying down pits. And that was true regardless of the mode I played in. Part of that might me some of the characters that get really good traversal methods makes me want to shortcut a lot of stuff, and I die in the process. I think I'm going to give it a 9.0. No higher than that; 8.5 feels a bit too low. Inti Creates got it right on this one, and it makes me happy I backed the project already. If the main game exhibits this sort of care, we're in for a treat.

Also, I guess this is the first Classicvania we've gotten since... Rondo? Wow. (Yes, I know, different series, but this really is CV with the serial numbers filed off, and what I suspect everyone wanted Mighty No. 9 to be with respect to Mega Man.

Re: Games Beaten 2018

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 2:17 pm
by lordb0rb4
Sarge wrote:Okay, I've had time to internalize my feelings on Curse of the Moon after four runs through the game. I think it's absolutely excellent. I don't think I'd put it at the top of the Castlevania pantheon, but it most assuredly slots in higher than Castlevania Chronicles or Bloodlines. Maybe that should go into the unpopular opinions thread, I know there are folks that absolutely adore Bloodlines.

Anyway, it manages to give that classic Castlevania feel, but plays at a faster pace. But boy oh boy, if you play in Veteran mode, you're going to remember all the joys of flying down pits. And that was true regardless of the mode I played in. Part of that might me some of the characters that get really good traversal methods makes me want to shortcut a lot of stuff, and I die in the process. I think I'm going to give it a 9.0. No higher than that; 8.5 feels a bit too low. Inti Creates got it right on this one, and it makes me happy I backed the project already. If the main game exhibits this sort of care, we're in for a treat.

Also, I guess this is the first Classicvania we've gotten since... Rondo? Wow. (Yes, I know, different series, but this really is CV with the serial numbers filed off, and what I suspect everyone wanted Mighty No. 9 to be with respect to Mega Man.


Agreed 100% with you, one of the best games i've played this year.
I started Chronicles (Part of my summer challenge) yesterday and i felt the punch real hard, sure it has that 8bit shell at first glance but OH BOY indeed, i was actually surprised by it's many mechanics and little details.

Re: Games Beaten 2018

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 2:48 pm
by MrPopo
I'm very much looking forward to seeing this game optimized by the Classicvania speedrunners.

Re: Games Beaten 2018

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 4:03 pm
by PresidentLeever
prfsnl_gmr wrote:
PresidentLeever wrote:


48. The Magic of Scheherazade (NES)

Quite an interesting and in some ways ahead of its time game. I liked it more than Zelda and Ys 1-2 (8-bit), but not quite as much as Crystalis.


Ooooh....nice. I’ve always been curious about that one. How’s the combat? Is it real-time or turn-based?


Actually it's both - mainly like Zelda but you'll occasionally run into JRPG-style battles between screens. If you're not into them there's a spell that cuts down these encounters by a lot though, and you can escape from most of them anyway. The only problems I had with the combat was short invincibility time and not being able to hit the enemy while that timer is active. Otherwise it's like Zelda but with some cool spells and a jump move added, you can map actions to each button like in Link's Awakening.