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Incredible pictures from an era of games we never got to experience

Discussion in 'jRPG Weeaboo Discussion' started by eric__s, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. AngryEddy Self-Ejected

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    PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Wow, great thread. I read an article about futuristic jap games recently, and my thought was: fuck, back then, art was art.

    Here's a few sshots I liked.

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  3. sweeneezy Novice

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    A couple of my favorites from fmtownsmarty
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    This thread only proves we need more cyberpunk and occult games.
     
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    I hiss every time he calls the PC-98 a console.
     
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  6. Matador Erudite

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    Awesome thread. Words can't do justice to those stunning computer art designs.
     
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    There's a translation patch but only for inferior NES port.
     
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    Why isn't there a Japanese version of GOG.com?
     
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    There is. It's called Project Egg and it's even older than GOG: https://www.amusement-center.com/project/egg/

    They charge a $5 subscription fee every month and give you access to 150 free games, but the big, popular ones must be bought individually - usually costing $5-10 each as well. They have tons of goodies, like soundtracks & manuals, and great proprietary emulators.

    The problem is that their marketing sucks and they are 100% focused on Japanese customers. Probably because filthy gaijins will just pirate.
     
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    *Girls head in a coma. I know, I know, it's really serioussssss*
     
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  11. Shinji Learned

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    I think I read this in an interview -- probably from the Untold History book -- that japanese developers in the 80's used to heavily borrow elements from western games (e.g. Wizardry, Ultima), but then they would change a lot of stuff to make it more appealing for the japanese audience.

    Btw, thanks for necroing this thread.
     
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    Furry-san ... on your right is a dark hallway, at the end of which is a chest with a katana... HA-YA! And on your left, is a vending machine with used panties.
     
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    You are correct; Even the likes of both Hironobu Sakaguchi of Final Fantasy fame and Yuji Horii (Dragon Quest) cited the Wizardry and Ultima series game design as direct inspiration for their games. So much so that while Wizardry has (at least to a certain extent compared to Ultima) fallen into obscurity in the West in Japan the series continued to have ports (SNES), remakes (PS1) and new entries for quite some time. The series even had special commemoration celebrations there a few years back.

    Wizardry's popularity was prominent enough to spawn this...

     
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    Interesting... :M
     
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    When it gets an anime, you can bet that it's something popular in Japan.
     
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    Ho, so that may be what I've missed, since I remember it was a tower where a monster wouldn't let me in after I was told to go there or something. But unless I was very unattentive or don't remember well it only says I can't enter and doesn't mention the monoliths. Looks like I'll have to get back to the game some day now that I'm aware of that (unintentional cheating), although the game is not particularly interesting past the setting and open world, fights are only mediocre and dungeons were very empty up to then.
     
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    The main man behind Last Armageddon, Ijima Takiya, also worked on Burai and that game I liked a lot.

    And indeed from what I read the unique multiple main characters (each with their own selfish motivations regardless of saving the world business), character/leveling system, world and dungeons feel quite similar to LA.

    So while I had initially dismissed LA for some reason I'll play through it eventually on Turbografx CD (actually got quite a few games on that platform lined up).

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    Talk about fucking C&C...
     
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