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Who thought it was a good idea making Richter Belmont look like a Ryu from Street Fighter clone?
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>descendants are all twinks
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>>9608912
>descendants are twinks
simon we played chronicles
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>>9607395
I was wrong. Christopher is after Trevor, before Simon
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>>9605642
Because it's readable from the sprite you barmy git.
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>>9608912
>weird barbarian cosplay on the 1600's

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So I've been itching to play FF games for a while to see what the hype is about and decided 2023 is the year. A friend brought me a flashdrive full of roms for the first two NES iterations, but even he doesn't know what half of them are only that I should avoid the original ones like the plague.

My question is, why shouldn't I play the original NES? Is it really that bad? And which even are the original ones? The roms I have are called Rev0A, RevB, Restored, ChaosRush2019Script, retrogames and a "Randomizer" folder full of gibberish names.

Which should I play? I mostly care about translation accuracy, but if others here played any of those and can chime in with why one is superior to the other(s), I'm listening.
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>>9570560
I've recently started playing the original vanilla Final Fantasy myself too, OP, I'd say I'm about half-way through. I've got to admit you'll do some grinding, but it's well worth it, I'm having a blast!
Have fun and good luck on your quests!
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>>9594549
>The FINAL FANTASY Pixel Remaster series is also coming soon to Nintendo Switch and Sony PlayStation 4, where they were available physically.
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>>9600809
Well, if you're playing in release order, I do have a very important one for when you get around to FF6 - when you have option to "jump" during a timed sequence, make SURE you select "wait" instead and actually wait until there's about four seconds left. If you don't do this, a certain playable character won't catch up to you in the nick of time, and will be permanently lost for the rest of the playthrough!
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>>9609104
I'm finally replaying 6 in order to play T-Edition. It's been awhile since I replayed 6 at all, and even just going through the main stuff again is so nice. Such a great game.
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>>9609104
Said character is pretty shit and you'll never actually use him though.

Besides ports, what's so great about the Xbox? I just softmodded mine and I'm having trouble finding worthwhile games to put on it. Blackstone looks alright but got horrible reviews, is it as good as dark alliance?
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>>9606447
The thing
doom 3
soul calibur 2
black
project gotham racing 2
amped 2
rallisport 2
sega gt 2002
dead or alive ultimate (1)

blinx, gun valkyrie and crimson skies are OK but tank controls 2.0
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>>9606447
Otogi: Myth of Demons.

I am sooo fucking pissed that this shit and it's sequel hasn't been ported. Was an amazing game; fun mechanics, fun weapons, fun story, fun levels. WHERE THE FUCK IS MY PORT?!?!?!?!?!
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Let me see, from my own experience...
Both Blinx the Time Sweeper games are pretty good. Scaler was a strange thing I'm still trying to reexperience. Demon Stone was pretty alright, Nightcaster I and II were a good mid-tier. XGRA and Quantum Redshift were pretty good, but they're better with friends.
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>>9606460
this.
>ninja gaiden black
>fable
>best version of mk deception
>kingdom under fire the crusaders
>conker live and reloaded
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>>9607619
>blinx
>tank controls
pick 1

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Is this a fucking toilet?
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>>9604176
Japanese toilets must be hell. Sometimes when I'm backpacking in the mountains, I'll have to squeeze out some rocky rabbit poops that take forever because I wasn't hydrated enough the previous day. I'll have to fuckin take breaks in between squeeze sessions because my legs get tired from squatting so long.

I can't even imagine that being the norm in civilization, not the god damned woods.
>Uh oh, looks like I have bad diarrhea from whatever the fuck. Guess I'll squat for 15 fucking minutes while my bowels empty themselves and my legs start shaking.
>rise for a moment to relax your muscles
>poop smears around your anus
>lower back down but lose balance for a moment
>bare ass falls into the diarrhea bowl
The fuck is wrong with the Japs. What if you have a hangover? You gotta squat with your head pounding out of your skull from the increased blood pressure due to you squatting?
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>>9609080

For someone that's been "backpacking in the mountains" you sure have weak legs.
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>>9609092
Or I could sit on the comfort of a well-crafted throne like an enlightened white man, and not squatting like an animal.
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>>9609119
i know you're just baiting, but
>implying humans do not sit among the animals, but above them
ngmi, vulture monkey of the fire cult
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>>9609123
Yeah we're above animals. This is ancient knowledge.

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did anyone other than me like this series? I remember playing the 2nd entry and shoving the cartridge right under a fluorescent bulb to get the sun juice because I never played games outside.
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>one of the most unique gimmicks in vidya with the solar sensor
>gameplay is a neat combination of metal gear and zelda
>kino gothic-western setting
>great art and music
Easily one of the most underrated series of all time.
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>>9600796
>your offensive choices only stun enemies,
But that's wrong.
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You remembered to pay back your debt, right?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmxWlDWACko
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>>9607902
>Gives you one of the best swords in the game
Its funny how did it turns out in the end.
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I still hum this tone in my head.
https://youtu.be/MTZxhIqXw_4

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>the world detail
>characters
>materia system (unparalleled)
>speed of combat
>pacing
>music
>art design
Just started it, all of these stood out. Crazy how far we made it in 1997.
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>materia system (unparalleled)

People actually enjoy that stuff? I thought it's something you endure in order to experience the story.

At least FF6 had special attacks that were stronger than normal attacks and were free so you could use them all the time. Made charcter choice matter. In FF7 for 90% of the fights you just hold X.
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>>9608575
spoken like someone who just did the most basic bitch build for every character
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>>9602304
see back then you could joke and laugh about that kind of thing
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>>9608471
It's not a love triangle, it's there to show how broken Cloud's brain is. If you thought there was a love triangle, you are Cloud.
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>>9599453
better get that shotgun cleaned and ready because you are here forever kiddo

>This confuses and enrages the video game preservationist

Now now, I'll just be up front. There's obviously very little inherent worth in archiving the creations of 11 year old dipshits, but can we be honest with each other? GameMaker titles number well into the six digits, and yet people only seem to have awareness of CrimeLife 2 and Undertale. Maybe a couple Mario & Sonic fangames.

If people are so gosh darn intent on keeping the memory of literal who PC games alive from every era of the Internet, including Adobe Flash, where is the love and respect for YoYoGames?

Mark my words, in about 10 years there's going to be a problem. With sites like Itch.io and GameJolt having such a young userbase, barely anyone will do the necessary work and have functional databases for these games.

https://www.yygarchive.org/

Sure, this exists, but look at how barren and clinical it is. The fact of the matter is, nobody knows what the fuck to do with the veritable onslaught of low-quality, yet potentially invaluable slop zoomers and millennials vomited up in the 2000s. In a decade, will there be a comprehensive catalog of each and every FNaF clone ever made, regardless of its quality? Will we see a crisis as Friday Night Funkin mods become spread thinner and thinner across obscure Discord channels? Methinks people should spend less time worrying about hardware restoration and translating PC-98 games, and focus more on games that are uploaded today and could disappear tomorrow. But that's just me.
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>>9605396
>OP is a fag as always

no-intro has dedicated sets for Desura, Groupees and JAST USA, you aren't special. There's more awareness nowadays about site content preservation than 10 years ago, and people are already making archives of Itch and GameJolt, even the owners themselves providing help for it.

Instead of coming here crying why don't you start some sort of archiving project yourself??
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>>9605396
>YoyoGames
Used to browse this place when i was a kid.
Binged on all those nifty Zelda engine games they had and shit, also the first place Crusade originated from.
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>>9606335
Eventually, there will be congressmen that's willing to preserve all kinds of adult entertainment and not be in the breach of prudish cuckservatives (or liberals) like you
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>>9606863
Overrated dogshit, same goes for Metroid 2
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>>9607994
>the reddit mentality
once it becomes popular, it's shit

I always see discussion about DOOM wads and Sonic fan games, but never about Mario 64 rom hacks despite the scene becoming fairly advanced over the years.
Have you played any good ones? Any shit ones?
I just finished a playthrough of Mario Party 64. It was nice finding a rom hack with 100% custom content and a reasonable difficulty. I hate rom hacks that force you to use save states to beat it.
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>>9609078
Welcome to /vr/ newfriend. Sorry to hear they don't discuss this where you're from. It's discussed frequently here. Check the archives and lurk moar.
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>>9609086
fpbp :)
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I've played most of the big non-Kaizo ones and I think Star Road (with parallel camera) or Star Revenge 6.25 are my favorites even though those are the big popular ones.
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>>9609086
Apologies. I usually frequent /v/. This kind of thread would never get many posts over there.
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>>9609096
>Star Road
Crazy to think a rom hack I played nearly a decade ago is still at the pinnacle. I never finished it though, maybe I'll have to retry it again.

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Anybody else Utopia?
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>>9604752
Does the Amiga version have any cool features that were cut in the SNES version? And is the sequel good?
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>>9605953
I've not played the SNES version to compare. The sequel is excellent, definitely worth a play if you liked Utopia.
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>>9606513
>The sequel is excellent, definitely worth a play if you liked Utopia.

are you referring to K240 or to Fragile Alliance?
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>>9606813
K240. I haven't really played Fragile Allegiance, just loaded it up one time and poked around
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>>9601293
>isometric map with a space backdrop
why is this so fucking kino

>game becomes pretty much nonlinear after exiting Rock Tunnel

They absolutely nailed it first try
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>>9587395
>Japs do this all the time (because they're used to all the homo
Bro you can't just say that out load
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>>9583279
>game becomes pretty much nonlinear after exiting Rock Tunnel
What things can you do in different orders? I don't recall any time where you can choose multiple gyms to go to or anything like that. There's some backtracking I think, but that's not what nonlinearity is, everything still has a specifically set order.
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>>9607309
Quite a bit
You don't actually need Lt. surge's badge until the last of the 7 before Giovanni
Once you get to Lavender you can go to Celadon, get a drink for the guards which opens up Saffron
You can beat the Fighting dojo/get the
You can also buy a Pokemon doll that you can throw at the Marowak ghost and get the Pokeflute before getting the Silph scope at the game corner
You could win any game center pokemon only 2 badges in
And if you choose to go to Koga, you can get surf and go to cinnabar. You can't do seafoam without the Rainbow badge from celadon, though.

So basically, you have access to most pokemon in the game besides legendaries(you can get Zapdos, however) just 3 badges in, with LAvender town's Pokemon tower as the only major thing you need to do afterRock Tunnel(the Lavender sequence break will let you go to Silph and get Lapras, too).
While its still necessary you do certain things, it does allow a lot of grinding spaces to be open to you which helps you level up Pokemon that would be a pain in the ass otherwise. For example, as late as Cinnabar you're still fishing up level 15 pokemon that are massively underleveled by the time you get there organically. But since you have all the trainers available in the routes and GameCorner/Silph, its far easier to level them up instead of grinding for pittance exp in the wild.
Its more open and less of a hassle from FR/LG, where things are locked more and level scaling is worse(getting level 5 fossil Pokemon late in the game, compared to RBY where they start at level30.
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>>9583317
>surf's up
And so am I
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>>9583279
>They absolutely nailed it first try
Yellow is bad though

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Why does Halo get so much hate for ruining FPS?

Games like F.E.A.R. and Doom 3 were definitely more Half-Life than Halo.
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>>9605250
Was just a /v/ meme, hating on Halo as baby's first FPS was the cool stance to have back then.
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>>9605635

I heard it was going to be a multimedia "happening" with Bjork doing the soundtrack, and also individually playing all of the members of the Flood.
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>>9605250
>Why does Halo get so much hate for ruining FPS?
Because it set a new standard that essentially dumbed down fpses for a younger audience.

If you were an adult playing fpses before halo, the 10/10 scores across the board was mind-boggling.
In reality the game didn't excel in 1 area that games before it didn't already succeed.
For many people it really was just their first fps, much like how Zelda botw is this generation's first open world game for nintendo fans.
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>>9605250
Halo ce is pretty good but the copy pasted levels bogs the game down
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"did halo ruin fps games" is a different question than "is halo good"

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Playing Shin Megami Tensei II for the first time on a whim. First time playing anything in this series, Persona included. I've watched the first Megami Tensei played through before, and the vibe struck me as unique. I have played Dragon Warrior I and Final Fantasy I before, as well as other JRPGs. What am I in for? Any fans of this game here? (Playing the English patch of the Super Famicom versoin)
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>>9606612

idk im playing nocturne after finishing a playthrough of 1 and it doesnt feel like the formula changed all that much, still mostly dungeon crawling albeit with shorter dungeons. less npc interaction too obviously
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Make sure you play SMT If... when you're finished with 1 and 2.
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>>9606379
I love shin megrim tensei. SMT persona 5 being my favorite. SMT persona 4 used to be my favorite. but they are both real good! I can't wait till you play persona 5 then we can steal some hearts together! the singing and dancing is what does it for me, its like watching an anime! I can't wait to move to japan
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>>9606612
Here's my overview of the series as it stands in 2023

SMT5 is the most approachable one just because of how many QoL features are shoved into it (like compendium fusion) and the fact that you can avoid battles whenever you want
SMT3 is the one I started with, it can be really unforgiving at times but it's phenomenal. The HD remaster is fine (it's lazy) but it adds a major QoL feature during fusion that doesn't make the game easier but saves a bunch of time
SMT4 is known mostly just for being the easiest mainline entry and having a totally retarded true ending path, but its still good. SMT4A is worth playing if you liked SMT4 just because the core gameplay is even better, even if everything else is retarded
SMT Strange Journey is excellent as well but imo it's not the best place to start. It's more in line with "classic" SMT. But it's really great.

SMT1 is probably not the best place to start imo, but the new PS1 translation is the way to go for this one
SMT2 is definitely not the best place to start imo, probably the worst of all mainline...

SMT If... is considered the proto-Persona, it is extremely polished for a Super Famicom RPG. There's also a PSX version with an easier difficulty but i dont think this is translated...
The Persona games are also worth a look, I would probably start with Persona 4 (P4G is fine too if that's easier to access now). Persona 5 Royal is easily the most braindead easy game in the entire megaten franchise so that's the easy recommendation for someone who is totally unfamiliar with JRPGS and the series at large. Despite it being piss easy it has a lot to offer in terms of presentation style stuff.

Finally there are dozens of spinoffs, but the one I would recommend first and foremost is Devil Survivor.

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>>9607025
If... is legit the best smt game

Has the weeb high school shit from persona and also all the weird smt cliches

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F-Zero or Super Mario Kart.

You can only pick one.
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>>9608569
f to the zero
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>>9608569
SMK is an amazing game once you figure out the drift mechanics.
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>>9608569
F-Zero because I have zero friends
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Fzero more like Friendzero
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>>9608583
>>9608709
>>9608716
no time for friends when you're going 900km/hr. And if you don't agree then lets settle this at the grand prix

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All memeing aside, what are the mechanical differences, if any, between SMB3 on the NES and on the GBA?
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>>9608983

Doesn't say if it's different mechanically.
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>>9608964
ful
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>I sure can't wait to play an NES platformer on a shrunken down screen
I don't know why people are this way. Playing games designed for the GB/GBC/GBA's screen and controls is one thing. But why do people feel the need to play watered down or gimped ports? What is the point of wasting your time on subpar versions?
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>>9609035
SMB3 GBA has the e-reader levels
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>>9609035
smb3 had some new content, super mario world had a really useful level completion screen

What are your thoughts on classic Konami titles such as Nemesis and Gryzor?
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>>9608238
Yes, Retro Gamer Magazine helped spread this misinformation. They'd regularly put "Contra (known as Gryzor outside North America)" even though the Kanji title screen and box cover clearly say "Kontora", and the original commercial for the Famicom release even says it out loud in English:
https://youtu.be/2DlFtzMd_-Y
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>>9608219
It's a fun little game, but I can't stand it for too long
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>>9608473
It was primarily known as Gryzor in Europe. Especially in the UK where the shitty distribution the NES had resulted in the "Probotector" version being less known.
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>>9608920
Yeah, but they'd phrase that info in such a way to make it sound like the title was changed from Gryzor to Contra for North America, when it was Europe that was the sensitive lily about the official Contra title.
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>>9608937
From what I heard, the arcade game was released as both Contra and Gryzor in Europe, with Gryzor being a single player only version.
All the home ports were called Gryzor though, with the exception of the NES one, which was called Probotector instead.


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