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When does this get good? Been playing for a bit and the story is very generic (find the seven mcguffins etc) and the combat is very shallow.
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>but it ends up being overshadowed by Terranigma.
pretty sure Terranigma lost money
Mana had potential but a lot of it is just them not getting enough budget or unfortunate circumstances. Also doesn't help that it had a series of experimental games during the PS2-DS era along with SE's notorious mismanagement for non FF/DQ series.

Let me fix that for you.
Secret got killed when the SNES CD addon got canned forcing them to scrap a lot of the game.
Trials is far more popular than Terranigma in Japan especially for the people who grew up in that era. For example, there are multiple references to it in Pop Team Epic and Trials still managed to have a decent enough doujin scene despite its age over time.
Its being overshadowed is a western problem because SE decided not to localize it due to it being a late SNES game.
this guy gets it.
like the rest of the anons said, if you don't like it by the first hour just shut it off. I got the collection of mana after loving the trials remake, but hated everything on the collection. I don't mind though, hopefully supporting the series will get us more sequels.
>My attacks should never miss
>Also the enemy can't have undodgeable attacks

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Is this winning?
dont listen to this fag >>6451880
every genre can be enjoyed, is a matter of mentality in most cases. Think in what made TA special, find one with a story that appeals to you you dont have to neccesarily play zork, and many there are many short ones you can try.
Liking terminal based programs helps a lot of course.
They're the easiest games to program and they get hyped as "big brained" by elder boomers. If you don't like them you're not missing anything important.
>muh zork
>i have never programmed a game and im mad i suck at text adventures because im a younger zoomer with no problem solving skills
I really liked Alter Ego, the browser version was popular on /v/ nearly a decade back (jesus)

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I am trying to find all those retro games with cute anime girls as protagonists. Bonus points for fantasy or extravagant 90's attires.

Pic related is Varis. It seems the Sega Megadrive versions of Varis 3 and 1 are the best.
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Battle Mania is fun. You play as a couple of cute Dirty Pair esque babes with jet packs and fly around shooting. You can select a bunch of different special weapons and can use them freely so long as the bar is full and it fills up at a nice pace. Also if you try to use it before it charges you get a funny burn out voice clip.
Auto-scrolling shooters so far:
>>6422598 (hybrid, half the game is vertical shooter)
>>6446662 (every other stage, I think?)

Top-down run'n gun (Ikari Warriors, Shock Troopers kind of thing):

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I love that SEGA made them honorary SEGA characters just for shitting on Nintendo.
Tragically I can't see that being as something they'd be allowed to keep today if by some miracle the series got revived. Even worse they may be made to like the switch.

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Why do these asshole civilians continue to cruise while im trying to save the world?
Why do asshole civilians coof all over planes when there's a plague going on?
Just land and abort shipping route attacks unless it's Gillmen during daytime.
They're obviously filthy collaborators

Where can i get classic strategy guides in pdf format without paying for them?
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That was a REALLY good guide too.
Only problem was the exp values in the bestiary are not intuitive, but FF8s exp wasn't intuitive either.
Still have my cope, torn map pages and all.
Panda/e-hentai has quite a few, check under the artbook tag

for example here is VII Prima
Because of >>6463324 , I will point you fellow Anons to https://the-eye.eu/public/Books/ . If anybody collects or has any knowledge of Versus Books guides, please let me know. The OP is *very* much my jam.
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Also here. Here is a decent Archive DOT org collection

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mascot platformer
'scot 'former
Someone needs to post the reaction image SA used to give animefags before 4chan existed. The one with the dad and the plank of wood and the kid babbling nonsense manga gibberish at him.
Never heard of the phrase in my life. x2
What do you think about Scottish women?
didn't the devs say they didn't even playtest most of the levels anyways

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We've all had some of these; post deals you almost got. This guy was ready to sell both cabinets to me for $600, I asked if he could send a pic with the machines running and an hour later he deleted the article.
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Is it even possible to get "deals" on video games anymore (excluding digital stuff like Steam sales)? Used to be dozens and dozens of websites that sold games at reasonable prices, now every website on the internet bases their prices on Ebay listings and adds 15%. Same with physical game shops, but they're often even worse on pricing. Even thrift stores sift through all of their donations and anything worth more than a dollar gets put online or locked behind a glass case with a high price tag. People who used to dump all their shit on their front lawn for a yard sale now price everything on Ebay and either sell all their games online or ask for way too much for them. Flea markets are packed full of autists who show up early and buy up literally every video game and then sell them for Ebay prices before anyone else gets the chance to. I haven't felt like I've gotten a good deal on a video game in nearly a decade.
I still get deals on stuff from time to time, but you have to always have your phone on you to get alerts, search for unusual terms, and sometimes just plain luck. It also helps if you go after more obscure type items where you can still run into people who aren't sure what they have. Probably the best deal I've gotten in the past couple years was a prototype of Pocky & Rocky for under $10, and that was a combination of a number of factors.
you just have to be vigilant, they still happen but are fairly infrequent in my experience.

Covid killing garage sale season is a serious bummer, however.
An NES with 2 controllers, a gray zapper and SMB/Duck hunt for like 10 bucks
Games on Ebay that are priced well sell within 30 seconds of being listed.

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The music is amazing; the art design is incredible -- why so do many people hate this game? I can't relate.
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My mystery (>>6462217 >>6462248 >>6462237) has been solved! Danke, freunde.
Why ith Anoniepoo being tho mean to I? All me do ith use my pretty miracle power X to thave the day!
I love you Poshul
I actually love Poshul. When I was a kid, I had a stuffed animal, a pink/orange (idk wtf to call the colour... it was pink-ish orange) dog. It's from a kid's show from childhood. Italian. Can't remember what it was called.
Anyway, Poshul looks like that character, so there's always been a tinge of nostalgia to her for me.
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Not that y'all care, but I looked it up. It was called Bim Bum Bam and the character's name was Uan. Since he's pretty much synonymous with the 80s for us, looks like he was used in an Italian commercial for Stranger Things last year. Here he is about to crush a Coke can with his mind a la Eleven.

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What do you think of it?
>Just that Guardia fell.
Weren't they the King and Queen, though? I thought it was heavily implied that the one PSX cutscene was their coronation and marriage all rolled into one....

It would reflect extremely poorly on a royal family not to fall with their kingdom. Rather like a captain abandoning ship with men still aboard.
See I interpreted every bit of that differently, but maybe that was just me:

1. Is the tick-thing Lavos?
A. No, that is what we would think of as his "space-ship", yet it is also a part of him.
2. Is the the thing inside Lavos?
B. Once again, not truly: it is what we would think of as a "mech" or war-machine, yet it too is a biological part of him.
3. Well how about the diminutive fellow that pops out of the war-mecha? Surely *that* must be true Lavos!
C. Yes, in the sense we would define it. But you have to remember: Lavos lives at least part of its life in time itself. Therefore, simply walking up and stabbing *that* Lavos will not kill it, because the creature still exists from that point backwards in time. And in that very battle such simplistic thinking bites you in the ass: those two bio-organic pods on either side of True Lavos may perform a variety of support functions, and one of those is, indeed, scanning the time stream for a pre-death copy of Lavos (of which there are effectively infinite, due to the nature of time itself) and bringing it "forward" in time, effectively making Lavos immortal unless you kill both it and its biopods.

That's how I understood it anyway: the terror of the planet is a rather unimposing spaceman with technology so advanced it makes him effectively immortal unless you play it smart.
I like both the original and the DS version. Pretentious fags can keep Cross, I prefer Radical Dreamers.
I loved every second of it. Makes me wish I had the chance to play it during my youth.

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>the virgin physical collection vs. The chat everdrive
Everdrive 64 is a great conversation starter
Can I offer you a nice Everdrive 64 in this trying time?
Who would say no?
I would, if it were the old model.

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Looking for grids/collages of vr games.
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that's too much man
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She appears several times over the course of the game. Here's a complete playthrough on YT: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjotvIcBrLDl-5ngyyPVaQonIhM7qEJt0

I also have two WebMs that show her.

Yeah, I think the 3x3 versions at full resolution look much nicer.
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!!!WARNING~>Final Boss Spoiler<~WARNING!!!
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Oh, wow...Good catch, Anon!

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Old thread's currently at 498, so here's a new thread.
Post CRT's. Or don't; whatever. Seems like no one does anymore. Just shitposts about emulators and scalers.
>I wanna take pictures
Good. Shoot at 1/60, 1/30, or maybe 1/15 for NTSC, and 1/50, 1/25, etc. for PAL.
If using a phone, try to shoot RAW to evade shitty filtering. If you can.
Open Camera is a good Android app. I ditched iOS before you could shoot RAW on it though, so IDK there.
DSLR's are great, too. But use whatever you have.
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>it's too big
said no one ever
console generations? assuming it's between standard def CRT TVs and modern HDTVs, you'd much rather use a CRT for consoles that are mostly or entirely 15kHz, which would be 5th gen and earlier plus the PS2.
I feel you, brother. I went for a 27" ad and it was in fact a 34" trinitron. Busted myself carrying the damn thing and I'm still figuring out what kind of furniture will serve as a decent stand that won't break or bend. I don't regret it but goddamn, it's been a week and I'm still not sure where to place it, how am I supposed to do when I place it regarding cables. I guess I'll just get extensions.
Get switch boxes and a TV unit from a charity shop. They're not hard to accomodate and 100x better than a small set.
I was hoping to find one stand/hack like this one, seems solid.

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No, not really. The modding community has 98 trillion things for you to try out. What are you waiting for?
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is that the aquatica level from NFSIII?
Yes xir.
thank you for respecting my pronouns
Which carmaggedon is the best?

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Korgan is based af edition
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If you want to just beat BG2, you can almost completely sidestep the countering magic minigame by hiring Keldorn (for his Dispel Magic, or just roll an Inquisitor yourself) or a druid (for Insect Plague) and roll a heavy martial party setup with Haste, and just steamroll.

If you want to get good at actually using/countering magic and aren't using mods like SCS, some tips and tricks:
>Mages cast Stoneskin before going to sleep and at the beginning of every adventuring day if they don't have it up, it casts instantly and is great. Mages can make themselves invulnerable to everything if they prepare.
>Remove Magic is great once you have high level spellcasters because Dispel/Remove scale with your level, and most troublesome casters have inflated levels. That's why Inquisitor Dispel is a crutch as it casts at 2x Paladin level, which is huge. Bard makes a better user of these specific level 3 spells than Mage due to faster levelling.
>Breach at spell level 5 is a huge breakthrough and you want to cast it on characters with heavy abjurations. You can honestly do most encounters in vanilla by just Breaching / Spellstriking / whatever the enemy and sending steel at him.
>Don't use wizards primarily for damage; they do have the best AoE in the game, but most single-target is best left to warriors (instawin spells like Harm, Polymorph Other, Finger of Death being a possible exception, but still a generally risky one and requiring preparation) and you shouldn't sleep on crowd control spells, debuffs (Greater Malison, Lower Resist), buffs (Improved Haste for your warriors) and summons (Mordenkainen and Planetar being the most impressive, but you can get good value at mid levels out of stuff like the Druid summons, Animate Dead, or Spider Spawn).

Frankly you can easily beat BG2 with a low-caster party where the casters are primarily supports for the muscle, or with the crutch described in the first paragraph. Teaching the whole system from scratch in posts is hard.

good post.


im wondering if you're meaning you had trouble with magic resistant enemies as well as the protections they can throw up? if so, lower resistance (mage spell) can be great against the big dragons since they dont really have many mooks, you can hit them with lower resistance and im sure the effect is cumulative

groups of enemies that have MR can be a bit of a pain if you're used to just flinging out chaos or something since im sure MR makes that way less effective. i tended to just go with a few of the most powerful summons i had to hand for those battles against the drow (conjure animals can be a great spell even into portions of the underdark, buffed up bears can eat a shitload of damage. elementals are decent too but they kinda have to be the high hit dice ones by that point to take enough punishment to make it worthwhile)

if you can graft your way through enough quests in BG2 to get access to Summon Planetar/Dark Planetar (the Deva's iirc arent quite as good but should still be overpowering for a lot of Shadows of Amn at least) congratulations, you've won SoA. They're great even into most of throne of bhaal, too.

finally - contingency and spell sequencer are your friend. i didnt have the patience to use them on my first ever playthrough but hooooo boy they can make a huge difference, obviously a bit too much to list but you can use them defensively/offensively as creatively as you want depending on what you've got in your spell book and what you're up against. aerie can do some cool stuff since she's a cleric/mage, too, if she's in your party.
Devas sure aren't as good because they don't have half as good a spellbook as Planetars have, and they don't come hasted but they have roughly the same combat stats (resistances, thac0 and attacks per round).
If you cast improved haste on Planetars or Devas, their attacks per round count goes up to 6 from what I can tell and they will wreck pretty much everything.
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I'm sure you have a lot of experience with women, anon.
Aerie and Haer'Dalis aren't talking with each other at all, even with CTRL+L
I think I'll just ditch him for 'Koveras' in TOB, because nothing is happening here, I'll just have to see that path through in another run some day.

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I use literally all my weapons and this nigger does not die
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>super mario rpg
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>I've been fighting him for an hour.
>Time to drop this shit game and move on to Super Mario RPG.
Sounds like every 2d ridley fight, I did the gba ones recently and that's exactly how it went.
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beat it

Letting a meme ruin your possible enjoyment of a game.

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