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I'm playing pic related.

- Epic Soundtrack
- You can beat the game blind in 3-7 hours
- Class system in 1989
- Game is actually easier with fewer characters instead of harder
- First instance of memento mori in a video game

How about you guys?

>> No.4477396

>>4477383
I love that game but wouldn't really say it has a class system.

>> No.4477406

>>4477396

A proto-class system, with three classes.

>> No.4477423

I've always wanted to get into SaGa games since I only played Minstrel Song (and I had no idea what I was doing).
Should I play the original GB games or the remakes? Since I've never played them nostaalgia obviously isn't a factor, but I don't want to touch the new versions if it's like the butchering job Square did to Seiken Densetsu.

>> No.4477426

>>4477383
Outside of arcade games which I can't discuss on /vr/ I'm playing Blazing Lazers / Gunhed recently.

>> No.4477494

>>4477423

It sort of depends.

The remakes are good, (presumably the remake of FFL3 is the only good version of the game) but they do lack some of the obtuse, broken mechanics that make the originals so interesting. So, it depends on if you'd like to experience the sorts of RPGs that made it market in 1989-1992, or the cleaned up versions with more modern mechanics and graphics.

Subjectively, the DS remakes have inferior music, and I also really don't like the style they use either. The sparse graphics, and obtuse language are great for producing a lonely, existential feel.

>> No.4477497

Holy shit, you guys have time to play games right now?! What's that like?

>> No.4477516

>>4477497
one of the few perks that go along with having a family that doesnt invite you to christmas or to talk to you at all

>> No.4477517

>>4477497
I don't celebrate Christmas or other yearly stuff such as birthdays, etc. My family does but I don't care and since I'm on a break I actually have more time lol

>> No.4477530

Been playing Turok 2 in my time off for N64. Being stuck on Hive of the Mantids with no working L button(the map) has been fucking brutal though. Killed two of the queen things but can't find how to open the shields for the master computer.

>> No.4477534

Probably going to play Parasite Eve while I'm off of work. It's a nice Christmas game.

>> No.4477562

>>4477423
Seeing how you are in /vr/ you can go with the original. Though the Wonderswan Color version of SaGa 1 does look nice if you wanted updated visuals. The remake of SaGa 2 has added mechanics so it is up to you if you want to play it in its original form or not. I also think that the Gameboy music is better than the music on the NDS.

Unlike other series you can often say that the SaGa remakes are often better than the original, but you have to realize that they often add mechanics that weren't present until later games. So if you want to get eased into the series might as well go with the games that you just grapple with growth mechanics rather than many other sets of it.

>>4477383
I am playing the Romancing SaGa 2 remaster. I cannot believe that this is an actual SNES RPG.

>> No.4477691

>>4477426
yo why do you keep complaining about not being able to talk about arcade games all the time?

We have arcade threads all the time and no one gets upset if you do, they're just not that popular so you're not gonna get a lot (You's).

>> No.4477694

>>4477691
Reddit has taken over 4chan and they don't allow acade discussion anymore, too racist.

>> No.4477698

Playing Romancing SaGa 2 on Vita.

I like arcade games also.

>> No.4477706

>>4477691
Just wanted to specify that I'm playing arcade games but other than that some Blazing Lazers

>>4477694
lol

>> No.4477839

>>4477383
I'm replaying Romancing SaGa 2. Again. It's one of my favourite games and now it's more accessible so I hope everyone gives it a try.

>> No.4478023

>>4477383

I just completed two perfect saves on my old Pilotwings 64 cart, which I'd done just once before in life, years earlier. In practical terms, this is the highest stored (saveable) achievement on the game pak, and saves cannot be copied on the pak, so you have to do everything twice.

Shutter Bug 3, arguably the game's hardest stage, tortured me on the first go-around, that memory of how hard it was stayed with me - but I did perfect it, twice, way back when. This time around I broke the thing into its component parts and pretty quickly knocked it out, starting cold. I got it done twice before going home for Christmas, I was giggling and giddy, not at all as hard as I'd remembered it.

>> No.4478045

>>4477516
come over anon. let's take turns playing ffl together.

>> No.4479294

Also on the Romancing SaGa 2 train
On the Switch, just reached the final generation

>> No.4479318

>>4477383
i can't get over the retarded translation in that game

>> No.4479408

>>4478045
that's the spirit. what will your team be?

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4479478

>>4477383
I need to finish it one more time this year. Both of my favorite games turned 20 this year, so I've played them both at least a dozen times or so. This is probably going to be the last game I finish before the year is over.

I might play Legend on Christmas though, that sounds really comfy.

>> No.4479483

The plan is to play Phantasmagoria 2 over the next few days and a ps1 game after that I've not chosen yet

>> No.4480057

>>4478023

Pilot Wings is such a comfy holiday game. makes me wish I had an N64 here

>> No.4480270

>>4477383
On world 3, got 2 mutants, and one human.

>> No.4480386

>>4477516
My family is mad at me because I have to work all day today and tomorrow (Christmas eve and Christmas since this thread will no doubt be here a while after)

Feels bad man. I love Christmas.

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4480395

>>4477383
>- Class system in 1989
'scuse me?

>> No.4480415

>>4480395
For a non-PC Japanese game I guess

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4480452

>>4480415
'scuse me?

>> No.4480472

>>4480452
Once you chose your class at the beginning you couldn't change it afterwards nor get other party members.

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4480479

>>4480472
Scuse me?

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4480483

>>4480479
>>4480472
>>4480452
>>4480415
>>4480395
Isn't there a constitutional amendment against owning people like that?

>> No.4480513

>>4480479
Yes, it was still pretty uncommon even though DQ3 is a huge success. Even then, DQ3's system is a bit limited compared to later stuff.

>> No.4480658

>>4477383
It’s not really /vr/ yet, give it a few years and maybe
Runescape

>> No.4480703
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4480703

>all those fine men playing Romancing SaGa 2

For me, it's this masterpiece, though

>> No.4481245

>>4477383
A fuckton of stuff. Have a bunch of family and friends over and enough rooms, consoles and screens to have more than a dozen people playing at the same time. There will definitely be a lot of people playing light gun games with actual light guns and super smash and racing games. Invariably a few aspies will grab the systems with LCDs and sit in the corner playing whatever aspies play by alone. But at least everyone will have a good time.

>> No.4481267

>>4481245
Are you a drug lord or something??

>> No.4481462

>>4481267
Nah. Just a gainfully employed adult who only has one kid still living at home.

>> No.4481490

>>4480703
3 is better.

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