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Necro's game clears and mindless musings
« on: July 11, 2012, 05:45:56 AM »
Here's a thread for some personal navel gazing and braggadocio of my leet gaming skillz, along with my worthless thoughts about each game (unlike runin, my thoughts really are worthless).  The goal is to clear a game every two weeks or so, but we'll see how that goes when I run out of the easy stuff.



Clear #1 - The Legend of Xanadu



To belatedly start the ball rolling ('twas finished just before the end of the June), it's teh LoX!  This is a fantastic adventurey rpg that any fan of the Ys games should take a look at; it's cutscenes are amongst the best you'll find on the PCE, the music is pretty good (though mostly chip tunes and not red book), the puzzles are plentiful and tricky but not frustratingly so, and the side scrolling bits and boss fights are absolutely beautiful.  Just one word of warning for those that find moon runes incomprehensible (like me): it's a bit hard to get started out, but the pace picks up considerably once you learn the ropes; I suggest starting with blueraven's walkthrough to get you started with minimal fuss and consulting it (whenever it's finished) or the one at mindrec when you get stuck (it will happen).
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Re: Necro's game clears and mindless musings
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2012, 10:01:39 AM »
why did you put this in the Turbob section!  Xanaduder is a PCE game!

WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE.
[Fri 19:34]<nectarsis> been wanting to try that one for awhile now Ope
[Fri 19:33]<Opethian> l;ol huge dong

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Re: Necro's game clears and mindless musings
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2012, 12:26:29 AM »
lol, stolen

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Re: Necro's game clears and mindless musings
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2012, 02:29:56 AM »
why did you put this in the Turbob section!  Xanaduder is a PCE game!

WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE.

He PROLLY didn't know that there are DIFFRENT forum sections coz he's a NUB with only 10,000 POSTSTS.....

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Necro:  next is Emerican Dragoon?

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Re: Necro's game clears and mindless musings
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2012, 03:38:08 AM »
Necro:  next is Emerican Dragoon?

EMERALD DRAGON!112

f*ck, that game is badass.
[Fri 19:34]<nectarsis> been wanting to try that one for awhile now Ope
[Fri 19:33]<Opethian> l;ol huge dong

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Re: Necro's game clears and mindless musings
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2012, 09:46:43 AM »
Clear #2 - The Legend of Xanadu II



This one is more of the same, only less so; it was almost disappointing after playing LoX I, but it's a fine game taken by itself (think Air Zonk and Super Air Zonk, but not that disappointing).  Though much shorter, more linear, with less impressive cut scenes, lacking the clever puzzles of the original, and missing the side scrolling sections before the boss fights, it's still lots of fun and has stayed the course (tunes and boss fights) or made minor improvements (overhead scenery).  All in all it's a fantastic ride, but I'd advise peeps to play this one first as an appetizer for the main course that is LoX I.
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Re: Necro's game clears and mindless musings
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2012, 04:39:35 PM »

Necro, I'm enjoying this thread so far.

Especially your OUI OUI JUMBO-sized screenshots.

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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2012, 05:16:41 AM »
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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2012, 01:32:12 PM »
Haha.  yay n00b spoilers! O:)

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Re: Necro's game clears and mindless musings
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2012, 04:05:13 AM »
Clear #3 - Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?



It's not terribly difficult or very long, but it was still kinda fun.   The presentation is rather primitive (about what you'd expect from an early CD-ROM2 title), but most of the backdrops look good or at least okay, and the little animated scenes when you're on the right track are cute (unfortunately there's only three of 'em).  It's too bad they didn't bring this one to the US; it would've fit in nicely with their edutainment stuff, and there's already an option to play in English anyway, though a few minor things are still in Japanese.
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Re: Necro's game clears and mindless musings
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2012, 04:25:33 AM »
Yes! Carmen SanDiego. I never thought I would play the PCE version, but I picked it up on a whim. So, you actually played this game. I can't believe it.

I played PC/C64 versions when I was a kid in the 80's.
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« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2012, 04:27:27 AM »
Clear #3 - Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?



It's not terribly difficult or very long, but it was still kinda fun.   The presentation is rather primitive (about what you'd expect from an early CD-ROM2 title), but most of the backdrops look good or at least okay, and the little animated scenes when you're on the right track are cute (unfortunately there's only three of 'em).  It's too bad they didn't bring this one to the US; it would've fit in nicely with their edutainment stuff, and there's already an option to play in English anyway, though a few minor things are still in Japanese.


I have to admit, I kind of want this version of it.
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Re: Necro's game clears and mindless musings
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2012, 04:51:46 AM »
I LOVED the Apple II version way back when. I didn't know the PCE version had an English language option! Looks like I will have to pick this one up.
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Re: Necro's game clears and mindless musings
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2012, 05:54:21 AM »
Was playing Carmen Sandiego on a Tandy 1000 EX in 1984.. Need to find a copy for the PCE !