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boy or girl?
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of course since the jins are brothers

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I really enjoy playing Retro JRPGs and Dungeon Crawl games, and I figure that a lot of you guys do too. So, why not have a weekly JRPG discussion thread.

Feel free to discuss anything related to Retro JRPGs.

>What are you currently/recently playing?
>What are some of your favorite/least favorite games?
>Looking for recommendations?

>Game of the week: Dragon Quest
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On a whim I checked the prices of the DS versions of Dragon Quest. Holy shit why does 6 now cost twice as much as 4 & 5 do?
I liked Willow.
has anyone gotten dq5 on ds to work through emulation? When I finally get married, the world map goes black

>not retro
I'm sorry senpai, please forgive me
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>Tetra Master
>Literally every turn is rng decided

Either you haven't played it in a while/didn't play it much or you're insane
what classic JRPG is closest to Golden sun?

Just finished playing the first 4 Silent Hill games for the first time after all these years of hearing about it. It's now one of my favorite video games series. I made sure to get the last 3 games on PS2 since the HD collection is a disaster. I managed to get good endings after my first playthrough in the first 3 games, The Room I got the worst ending since I was tired of the partner system and looking after the apartment.

Silent Hill 4 was interesting story-wise and the first-person apartment sequences were great, since I enjoy exploring maps observing every bit of small detail. The references of the previous games were a nice touch too, such as the hand-in-toilet joke, but having to repeat the same levels AGAIN and babysitting a cripple during the 2nd half of the game sucked.

I want to say more but this is already a lengthy post. What did you guys think of this series? Any favourite moments? characters? OST? etc.
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The guy said he was going to play them. You should really be insulting the guy for not posting the downloads and updated guide
>turning off the flashlight helps
Except you need it to read maps and interact with items, otherwise the character says it's too dark to see
Fucking kill yourself, it's relevant to the thread
Yeah because the thread is about a bunch of non-retro games. Why didn't he just post it on /v/ which is the right board?

Are we going to start having FFXV and SFV threads now too?
>PS2 vs HD
>totally retro relevant to the thread
>tells us to go fuck ourselves

Millennial retards in action

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Recently bought a dreamcast

How do i see if it has a dialup or broadband adapter

idk how to spot the difference
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why did you have to be the one to mention that you know damn well you just made alot of us feel old
You mean an apple store?
There are many options to get online with a dreamcast modem these days, and lots of games that have been brought back online with private servers.
Check out all the games that have servers up now: https://www.dreamcastlive.net/games.html

To connect all you need is either a PC with a phone line modem or a raspberry pi. You run some software on the computer that imitates a dial-up server and creates a bridge between the dreamcast and your internet connection.
cool google kid

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Blood Death Wish is one of the greatest games ever made, fuck it might as well be the best imo. Are there any Blood mods this fucking kino?
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about time,hope this guy does more things
If this thread archives before the release someone needs to start a new thread for it when it comes out.
I will keep that in mind

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No Ultima thread? Well, let's change that.
Which game from the series is your favourite and why?
Is Nuvie any good? Similar to Exult? And are there any other emulators/mods/remakes of Ultima games?
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Thanks for the lengthy reply anon. I didn't realize that it was influential. I recall vaguely playing the fifth game on an emulator though can't remember anything about it. Should I start with the first game in the series?

Will do.
I have tried that but I have no clue what to do. I try talking to random guards and citizens of the first town but nothing specially interesting results from that. Also whenever I leave town I start losing hp out of nowhere and die.
>Should I start with the first game in the series?

Yeah, there was a pretty good remake of it in the late 80s I'd recommend. It's the same game, but with some mild fixes and improvements. It's probably the shortest of the Ultimas, too, so there's no reason not to give it a go. Fairly simple compared to the baroque complexity of the later games, but plenty of fun.
The second Ultima is easily skippable. It was kind of ignored, lore-wise. Completionists only.
Oh, be sure to take notes, CRPGs of the era were big on note-taking. I suppose you can get through U1 without it, but it may help. U3 you'll probably want notes, by U4 you will definitely need them.
Make sure you have copies of the maps and manuals, too.
I put a couple hours into Ultima: Black Gate for SNES but it's really fucking bad. Besides that I have no Ultima knowledge.
Talk to everybody about everything, don't expect some heroic quests but insight on the world.
Your starting town depends on your class so there is no specific order in which to visit them.

Losing HP obviously means you are poisoned or don't have food left. Maybe you walked into a swamp.
If you die you will just be resurrected by Lord British in his castle so continue from there.

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if you play this in 2017 you're a tryhard hipster fuck
desu if you were playing it in 1997 you were too
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I have yet to see any evidence of these hipsters that supposedly really like retro games
I've had a 2600 since the damned thing was new. Not really sure I qualify as a "hipster" for still playing it.

eh it's pretty bad, but there are a select few games that can be unironically enjoyed for a few minutes even in 2017
So what's the best version of HERO?
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If I were to get a 2nd gen console should I buy the Atari 2600 or get the console of the future?

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Hi, I have a playstation 2 fat, the tray was locked, I dismounted and I realized that the magnet that has the reader did not let the tray out, is there any way to fix that?
Ah yeah you put the magnet back in upside down, pull it out and flip it and put it back in.
Not retro

Sooo.... let's discuss the Build engine games in another thread. Who is your favourite anime chick in Shadow Warrior? Which is the scariest enemy of Blood? Which is your favourite midi in Duke, and why it's Stalker?
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Worthless opinion. Lightmapping is great and some of the new textures, particularly for the Egypt map are awesome too. They should be great assets for userlevels.
not necessarily worthless, as that of the art looks from world tour looks insultingly amateur in comparison to the beauties that came out of the original artists from dn3d

and guess what didn't come as a feature originally through build? lightmapping. if i have to form another opinion about these things, as such, i will say that those lightmaps are stunningly tasteless
The Egypt assets are as good as the originals. I also like the new art for Golden Carnage, like the sky which looked amazing. The city assets are a mixed bag though.
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Not sure about other Build engine games, but why doesn't Duke offer the option of 640x400? Setup offers 320x400 and 640x480 but not 640x400. I know it can be forced in the config but it's just a curious thing.
Probably because VESA drivers didn't have a proper hardware fallback for 640x400, leading to the image looking squished instead of having a 4:3 ratio (unless you manually fiddle with vertical deflection).

Hey /vr/ I want to replay this game because I'm in the mood for some capeshit retro-vidya, what's the best version? PC, DC, PS1 or N64?
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Aside from having an improved framerate the graphics have undergone a significant overhaul (Spider-Man has webs on his costume, Venom is comic accurate, Black Cat dosn't look like a man) and the models are so far ahead of the N64 and PS1 that you feel sorry for those versions.
imo this is the only rememorable ost of Tommy Talarico. also
>not https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NBhfAgi03U

than again the whole ost is good
Just beat this game, played the DC version.
It's full of charm and I like how it doesn't take itself so seriously.
Might play Enter Electro, what are other must-play Spidey games? besides Maximum Carnage?
Enter Electro wasn't made by Neversoft and it's a stepdown from the original.

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If any of you nerds with a retro gaming channel on youtube make a TOP TEN GAMES video for any system, please don't waste my time and put shit like Mario, Zelda, Final Fantasy, MGS, Sonic, Streets of Rage on the list.
I already know those games bro
And of course, you represent every gamer and their knowledge in the world, so that's even more reason not to post those entries, right? [/sarcasm]
Listicles are made mostly for monetized channels. Don't expect quality, nor objsctiveness.

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Is it bad if I play arcade games with pic related instead of an arcade stick?
Yes, it is an affront to the gods of /vr/ and you should kill yourself for not playing with genuine Japanese seimitsu or sanwa arcade sticks. The games were designed for those.
I'm a Happ man
B-but I mainly played ports back then, thus I've been spamming hadokens all my life with a pad. I can barely do it with a stick, forgive me senpai :(
It's probably fine, OP. There are top tier arcade players who favor keyboards.
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>not putting an 8 pound spring in a ls-56 and hitting it with a hammer to get the nostalgic american arcade experience.

Fuck you, i liked it
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Getcher own jokes, anon.
he FitnessGramâ„¢ Pacer Test is a multistage aerobic capacity test that progressively gets more difficult as it continues. The 20 meter pacer test will begin in 30 seconds. Line up at the start. The running speed starts slowly, but gets faster each minute after you hear this signal. [beep] A single lap should be completed each time you hear this sound. [ding] Remember to run in a straight line, and run as long as possible. The second time you fail to complete a lap before the sound, your test is over. The test will begin on the word start. On your mark, get ready, start.
Wait, there's like three.
>terrible opinions
Most people who want a Mario Marker 2 literally just want a toggle to turn each game's physics/gimmicks on and off, plus the rest of each game's enemies.

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I have played from 1 to 7, but only recently gave 3 a chance. It seems to be the forgotten entry, probably because for being an old game with only one remake. Remakes for 1 and 2 did a good job keeping the good old touch while making the games playable. The DS remake on the other hand changes a lot of things.

I wanted to see was iii and these are my conclusions:

- Is the closest one in spirit to one: great world full of adventures, little story in the way, and lots of adventures with the advantage of job change system.
- Not as grindy as i was expecting. In fact, dungeons are usually small and encounter rate in the overwall is reduced.
- The world in itself is a rarity and fun to explore. I can't think of a world that allows you that much grade of freedom (maybe 2). The world also features the most charismatic places i have seen in FF.
- I actually prefer the way spells are handled in contrast to the mana pool way. For every spell level you have a number of uses, independently on what spell do you use.
- A lot of hidden chests in every place, the game rewards you if you take the time to examine walls.

A shame the game doesn't receive as much attention as it should, and people who rate the game low while rating 1 high probably have not played the game. What do you think about FF III?
Also, favourite party? I'm right now using a warrior, monk, and white/black wizard.
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Is this ff the first to feature submarines?
yeah but only 3 5 and 7 have them, so its not like it became some huge trend, sadly
It did. Play DQ, BoF and Glory of Heracles IV
I've played through FF3 on the DS and it isn't bad. Here are my issues with it:

1. Job system mechanics discourage changing around jobs frequently.
2. Gaining experience levels is easy but gaining job levels is a grind.
3. Extremely long end game. On the DS to complete the game you need to spend over an hour playing continuously with no save points.
FF1 has a submarine, but it only functions as a warp point between Onrac and the Sea Shrine. The remakes tossed a cutscene of the sub ride in there, I think.

Anyone go to the Retro Gaming Convention in Hartford Today?

I picked up a DS for $10 and
2600 Mad
7800 Choplifter
7800 Centipede
2600 kaboom
2600 Solaris
2600 TAZ

for $2 each
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>some are worth thousands, therefore your local game shop literally COULD NOT have sold the 75% of other games for 50 cents

Fuck off m8
I knew there was something behind this retarded shitpostchain
Back to your 13+ containment site kiddo
Literally: I have no argument: the post.

Kill yourself faggot
>Literally: I'm a butthurt little child: the post.

Don't kill yourself. The world needs people like you. Them fries ain't gonna ask anyone if they want them with that.
poopie in ur face

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