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newtmonkey
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newtmonkey

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[Playing] Exile (PC), Mass Effect (PC), FF8 (PSX) | [Finished] Shard of Spring (Apple II) Dec 29, 2021

    1. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Playing] Exile (PC), Mass Effect (PC), FF8 (PSX) | [Finished] Shard of Spring (Apple II)
      1. Sukhāvatī brofisted this.
      2. newtmonkey
        newtmonkey
        Just completed Shard of Spring. It's very basic, but surprisingly fun with some good combat and dungeon delving. Worth a play for fans of Ultima III.
        Dec 29, 2021
        Sukhāvatī brofisted this.
      3. Ed123
        Ed123
        No!
        Dec 29, 2021
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    2. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Playing] AD&D: Secret of the Silver Blades (PC), Shard of Spring (Apple II) | [Finished] Final Fantasy V (SFC)
      1. Sukhāvatī brofisted this.
      2. newtmonkey
        newtmonkey
        Finally completed FF5 after a year or two of on and off playing. I've completed FF1-7 now, and I'd rank it toward the top of the series overall.
        Nov 23, 2021
        Sukhāvatī brofisted this.
    3. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Playing] Final Fantasy V (SFC), AD&D: Secret of the Silver Blades (PC) | [Finished] Ys III (PCE)
      1. You, Sukhāvatī and Thac0 brofisted this.
      2. newtmonkey
        newtmonkey
        Ys III was much shorter than I remember. PCE version blows the SNES version away in every aspect except parallax scrolling, with noticeably better hit detection—it actually plays like a decent action game. Great soundtrack.
        Nov 21, 2021
        You, Sukhāvatī and Thac0 brofisted this.
    4. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Playing] Final Fantasy V (SFC), AD&D: Secret of the Silver Blades (PC) | [Finished] Ys I/II (PCE)
      1. Thac0, You and Sukhāvatī brofisted this.
      2. newtmonkey
        newtmonkey
        Just finished Ys I/II on PCE. Great music, fun boss fights, but lots of big empty mazes bring it down toward the end.
        Nov 18, 2021
        Thac0, You and Sukhāvatī brofisted this.
    5. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Playing] Final Fantasy V (SFC), AD&D: Secret of the Silver Blades (PC) | [Finished] Phantasie (Apple II)
      1. Sukhāvatī brofisted this.
      2. newtmonkey
        newtmonkey
        Just finished Phantasie. Great game, especially for 1985!
        Nov 14, 2021
        Sukhāvatī brofisted this.
    6. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Playing] Final Fantasy V (SFC), Phantasie (Apple) | [Finished] Lurking Immortui (PC)
      1. Sukhāvatī, Strange Fellow and Gastrick brofisted this.
      2. newtmonkey
        newtmonkey
        Just finished Lurking Immortui now. Awesome game, highly recommended for fans of Ultima III-V.
        Aug 7, 2021
        Sukhāvatī and Strange Fellow brofisted this.
    7. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Playing] Final Fantasy V (SFC), Lurking Immortui (PC), Artifact Adventure (PC) | [Finished] Mother (FC)
      1. Thac0, CryptRat, NJClaw and 2 others brofisted this.
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      3. newtmonkey
        newtmonkey
        It's really great imo, but only if you are into the 8-bit JRPGs (or perhaps the more exploration-focused parts of FF5/6). The story is basically non-existent, it's definitely a throwback to DQ3, just completely wide open for exploration.
        Aug 7, 2021
        Thac0 brofisted this.
      4. newtmonkey
        newtmonkey
        I definitely recommend choosing the airship as your artifact, as it allows you to go pretty much anywhere in the game right from the start. Having said that, the first time I tried it, it didn't hook me at all either. Second try took about an hour for it to interest me.
        Aug 7, 2021
        Thac0 brofisted this.
      5. newtmonkey
        newtmonkey
        But I also love Dragon Quest 2/3 and the nonlinear parts of FF5/6, so ymmv.
        Aug 7, 2021
    8. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Playing] Dark Souls III (PC), Yomi wo Saku Hana (Switch), Mother (FC) | [Finished] Breath of Fire II (SFC)
      1. Sukhāvatī, Hóngwèibīng, NJClaw and 2 others brofisted this.
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      3. newtmonkey
        newtmonkey
        I am going with Pyro in DS3 (first time through was greatsword melee). Tons of fun and it gets overpowered from midgame. I mentioned this in the DS3 thread, but I could not believe how trivial Pontiff Sulyvahn and the Dancer were with Pyro. It's like a different game.
        Jul 11, 2021
        Hóngwèibīng brofisted this.
      4. NJClaw
        NJClaw
        My biggest surprise with a pyromancer is how much it can trivialize Midir. You can take him down in just a couple of minutes, while usually it's the longest and grindiest fight in the game.
        Jul 11, 2021
        newtmonkey brofisted this.
      5. newtmonkey
        newtmonkey
        I didn't do much of the DLC the first time through, so it's good to hear I can trivialize that fight too haha.
        Jul 11, 2021
    9. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Playing] Dark Souls III (PC), Yomi wo Saku Hana (Switch), Breath of Fire II (SFC) | [Finished] Dark Souls II: SOTFS (PC)
      1. NJClaw, Thac0, Sukhāvatī and 1 other person brofisted this.
    10. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Playing] Baldur's Gate (PC), Dark Souls II: SOTFS (PC) | [Finished] Dark Souls (PC)
      1. NJClaw, Sukhāvatī, Barabus and 2 others brofisted this.
    11. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Now playing] Baldur's Gate (PC), Diablo (PC), Bloodborne (PSNOW) | [Last finished] Dark Souls III (PC)
      1. NJClaw and Sukhāvatī brofisted this.
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      3. NJClaw
        NJClaw
        Personally, I love everything from Demon's Souls to Sekiro. I can see where each entry fails, but that doesn't stop me from enjoying what it gets right. They are part of the very short list of games I enjoyed enough to try ironman runs.
        May 24, 2021
        AdvancedHero, Thac0 and newtmonkey brofisted this.
      4. NJClaw
        NJClaw
        Bloodborne is an incredibly good game, but it's painful to play on such a shitty hardware. With hacks it maintains 60 FPS most of the time on the PS5, but the drops to 20-30 in the most crowded areas are like knives in the eyes.
        May 24, 2021
        newtmonkey brofisted this.
      5. newtmonkey
        newtmonkey
        Well, we can only hope that Bloodborne somehow gets ported to PC one of these days (so that I can actually play it, and you can enjoy it on better hardware). Once I finish Lords of the Fallen (it's okay) I'll probably tackle Sekiro next.
        May 24, 2021
        Thac0 brofisted this.
    12. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Now playing] Baldur's Gate (PC), Diablo (PC), Dark Souls (PC) | [Last finished] Curse of the Azure Bonds (PC)
      1. Sukhāvatī, Strange Fellow and NJClaw brofisted this.
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      3. NJClaw
        NJClaw
        I think the only things preventing it from becoming a REAL genre-defining success are a couple of very absurd design choices that can only be explained with Owlcat's inexperience. I still can't believe they left in the game stuff like Entangle lasting for multiple IRL minutes even outside of combat.
        May 24, 2021
        newtmonkey and Thac0 brofisted this.
      4. Thac0
        Thac0
        Also at least according to Tacgnol the adventure module is fucking shit in the second half, and Owlcat had to do one hell of patching it up so it made sense. Which explains the rapid decline of quality in the second half of the game, as ressources get stretched thin.
        May 24, 2021
        newtmonkey brofisted this.
      5. Tacgnol
        Tacgnol
        Yeah they made quite a bit of effort to fill in plot holes and generally expand the narrative. One of the big criticisms of the AP is that Nyrissa gets fuck all characterisation or presence until the final book. Owlcat tried to give her more presence throughout the entire AP.
        May 24, 2021
        Thac0 and newtmonkey brofisted this.
    13. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Now playing] Final Fantasy VIII (PSX), Pathfinder: Kingmaker (PC) | [Just finished] Curse of the Azure Bonds (PC)
      1. Sukhāvatī, CryptRat and Strange Fellow brofisted this.
      2. Citizen
        Citizen
        !unsubscribe
        May 7, 2021
        newtmonkey brofisted this.
    14. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Now playing] Final Fantasy 8 (PSX), Curse of the Azure Bonds (PC), Realms Of Antiquity (TI-99) | [Just finished] Ultima III: Exodus (PC)
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      2. newtmonkey
        newtmonkey
        I like the junction system and the backgrounds haha. There's really not much to recommend about it, but I want to finish all the FF games from 1-9, and all I have left to complete is 5, 8, and 9.
        May 7, 2021
        Thac0 brofisted this.
      3. Thac0
        Thac0
        It has so much potential, but the game is constantly tripping over it's own feet. Junctioning would be pretty cool, if not for the amount of spells junctioned influencing your stats that much. That makes casting a junctioned spell actively stupid in almost all cases, and turns the game into a boring auto attack slog.
        The backgrounds are nice tho.
        May 7, 2021
        newtmonkey brofisted this.
      4. newtmonkey
        newtmonkey
        Agreed. It's too bad they never revisited the junction system. Imagine a nonlinear game where you could go explore the world to hunt down powerful spells to junction to stats, etc. It's shame such an interesting system was stuck in such a ridiculous game.
        May 7, 2021
        Thac0 brofisted this.
    15. Kruno
      Kruno
      hello
      1. Sukhāvatī brofisted this.
    16. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Now playing] Breath of Fire II (SFC), Tenchi Souzou (SFC), Realms Of Antiquity (TI-99), Ultima III: Exodus (PC)
      1. Hóngwèibīng and CryptRat brofisted this.
    17. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Now playing] Stranger of Sword City (PC), Breath of Fire II (SFC), System Shock (PC)
      1. Dreed, janior, Hóngwèibīng and 1 other person brofisted this.
      2. asfasdf
        asfasdf
        faggot
        Jan 12, 2021
        Citizen brofisted this.
    18. Aemar
      Aemar
      You seem rather undecided, as you're continuously adding and removing me from your ignore list. Please make up your mind.
      1. newtmonkey brofisted this.
      2. NJClaw
      3. newtmonkey
        newtmonkey
        No, I will ignore and unignore you as often as I like.
        Feb 9, 2021
        Thac0, NJClaw and Aemar brofisted this.
    19. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Now playing] Inindo (SFC), Stranger of Sword City (PC), Star Ocean (SFC), Lurking Immortui (PC)
      1. Thac0, Dreed, Sukhāvatī and 3 others brofisted this.
      2. CryptRat
        CryptRat
        The Dark Heart of Uukrul is definitely somewhere on the very top of the list of games I never even try but need to play.
        Dec 31, 2020
        Thac0, Dreed, newtmonkey and 2 others brofisted this.
      3. newtmonkey
        newtmonkey
        It's a great great with a very tight design, but maybe a bit too much focused on puzzles (at the expense of combat and character development) for me. It's still a lot of fun, so I hope to complete it this year.
        Jan 1, 2021
        Dreed brofisted this.
    20. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Currently playing] Illusion of Gaia, Stranger of Sword City, Ultima: Exodus, The Dark Heart of Uukrul
      1. Sukhāvatī, Dreed, Strange Fellow and 2 others brofisted this.
      2. Maxie
        Maxie
        how many of these do you actually enjoy
        Dec 29, 2020
        Sukhāvatī and newtmonkey brofisted this.
      3. newtmonkey
        newtmonkey
        Listed in my profile now? All of them are enjoyable.
        Dec 29, 2020
        Sukhāvatī brofisted this.
    21. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Currently playing] Stranger of Sword City, Estpolis Denki, Ultima: Exodus, The Dark Heart of Uukrul
      1. Sukhāvatī, Strange Fellow, Thac0 and 5 others brofisted this.
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      3. Thac0
        Thac0
        Yeah I almost assumed as such. Even the modern generic "hard" JRPGs like SaGa and SMT are several notches below Isometric rpgs on max difficulty when it comes to challenge. Even mild shit like PoE on max is harder than any JRPG.

        I guess it has always been this way then, with western blobbers being the pinnacle of difficulty usually.
        Dec 20, 2020
        Hóngwèibīng and newtmonkey brofisted this.
      4. Grauken
        Grauken
        Eh, I think that is overstated, played DW2 on the NES a couple of years ago and don't remember it being particularly hard
        Dec 20, 2020
        Thac0, Hóngwèibīng and newtmonkey brofisted this.
      5. newtmonkey
        newtmonkey
        Many JRPG fans are brain damaged, there is no other explanation. All you need to do is read GameFAQS boards and also the FAQs to realize this. A lot of these people enjoy spending hours and hours grinding easy combats so they can sail through the game "to enjoy the story" lol.
        Dec 20, 2020
        Thac0, NJClaw and Hóngwèibīng brofisted this.
    22. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Currently playing] Dragon Warrior II, Ultima: Exodus, The Dark Heart of Uukrul
      1. Tweed
        Tweed
        Just don't cry when you finish DQ2.
        Dec 8, 2020
        Latro, newtmonkey and Dreed brofisted this.
      2. newtmonkey
        newtmonkey
        I finished it when I was a kid, replaying it now :)
        Dec 8, 2020
        Tweed and Hóngwèibīng brofisted this.
      3. newtmonkey
        newtmonkey
        I finished this earlier today and instead of crying I had a glass of cognac.
        Dec 20, 2020
        Tweed brofisted this.
    23. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Currently playing] Dragon Warrior II, Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones, The Magic Candle
      1. Grauken, Sukhāvatī, Hóngwèibīng and 3 others brofisted this.
    24. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Currently playing] Dragon Warrior II, Stygian, Operencia: The Stolen Sun
      1. Grauken and Hóngwèibīng brofisted this.
    25. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Currently playing] Dragon Warrior II, AD&D: Curse of the Azure Bonds, Lurking: Immortui, Stygian
      1. Grauken and Sukhāvatī brofisted this.
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