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Wizardry Long Live Wizardry! (And The All-New Games By Ex-Wizardry Developers) - UPDATED: MARCH/07/2016

Discussion in 'jRPG Weeaboo Discussion' started by aweigh, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. jungl Augur

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    How is the game length wise stranger in sword city was too short. The best thing about elminage gothic it gives you your moneys worth. If you want to map out a entire dungeon then prepare for all those pits, one way doors, confusing layouts and enemies that punish you if don't spend at least a little time getting new equipment.
     
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  2. Dorarnae Arbiter

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    I thought stranger of sword city had the perfect lenght since the dungeon aren't that great. Yomi wo Saku Hana is longer and the dungeon after the first one aren't that good either(well there are a few place where it's alright but overall it's not that great).
     
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  3. hackncrazy Savant

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    Since you mentioned mapping out, do you guys usually play DRPGs mapping them yourselves or do you always use the automap settings available (at least in most recents ones there's always an automap).

    If you draw yourselves, what do you use? Excel? Pen & Paper?
     
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  4. newtmonkey Arcane

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    It depends on the game for me. For modernish games, I'll use the automap since they don't seem designed around mapping puzzles. If I play an older game and draw it myself, I always use graph paper as I find Excel and even tools like Grid Cartographer to be just too slow/clunky to use.
     
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  5. Dorarnae Arbiter

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    only game I mapped on paper was Wizardry prisoners of the battle. oh and a small section of student of round(floor where a bunch of chute were and didn't find any map online so I draw one to keep track...)
     
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  6. Matador Arcane

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    I'm sure some of the dungeons of Elminage Gothic would be very enjoyable to map by paper. it has some great dungeons. But the game is so big, I don't think nobody has time for that. An old school game like Wizardry 1-5 has only one dungeon, so you can explore carefully, enjoy manual cartography and finish the journey. Games today are 5-10 times the size (Wiz 5 is big dungeon but even then smaller than today games).

    Honestly I would prefer that they cut the filler and subpar content. Nowadays they are more focused on party development with more evolved mechanics and story, than pure dungeon crawling.
     
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  7. Dorarnae Arbiter

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  8. j2alg Novice

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    Is the channel down again? The videos were great, I'd love to see them back
     
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  9. Dorarnae Arbiter

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    nah decided to close my channel. got tired of youtube censorship...anyway I haven't been playing much lately, decided to go back read some book.
     
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  10. connormgs Novice

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  11. Grauken Blobbers forever Patron

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    GridCartographer is better
     
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  12. connormgs Novice

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    I would hope paid mapping software would be better than a free alternative.
     
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  13. Adenocaulon Educated

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  14. Lukifell Educated

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    Anyone know if an English ROM for Wizardry Summoner exists?

    Also when did the whole guild/guildhall thing in JRPGs start? Did the Japanese Wizardry spin-offs start it?
     
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  15. Suissant Literate

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    Can you import characters from one game to another in Llegalmyn Saga for the PlayStation ? Also, is it possible to import characters from Llygalmyn Saga to New Age (obviously to Wizardry V)?
     
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  16. Casual Hero Augur

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    Yes to the first question; I'm not sure about the second.
     
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  17. Dorarnae Arbiter

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    no you cant import from llygalmyn to 5.
     
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  18. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    Aren't there game hack programs? Write down everything and wing it in the game trainer?
     
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  19. Casual Hero Augur

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    I just want to remind everyone that this exists. I still listen to it often.

     
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  20. Amurada Educated

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    is Galleria still primarily auto-battle like Refrain was? I was initially turned off due to the emphasis of it in the first game; although I plan to go back and give it another go. Would be nice if it was either gone in Galleria; or if it at least serves more of a purpose or is more involved like Disgaea 6's D.I. system was.
     
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  21. Suissant Literate

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    It isn't that much better for an expensive software (49$).

    Connormpgs, thank god for linking that. I was searching everywhere for a free mapping program and could never find it. This one is perfect for what I have in mind. Hell I mapped the first 4 levels of Dungeon Master with this little piece of "japanese-made for japanese-wizardry" piece of software. Thank you.
     
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  22. Suissant Literate

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    Well, I'm not as old as you so I would have to disagree on that.
     
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  23. Grauken Blobbers forever Patron

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    Leagues better, it's not even close in comparison, though you're right it's expensive. You get what you pay for in this case
     
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  24. Suissant Literate

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    It serves for my purposes well enough. Grid based mapper, with tokens, icons and message tools. You can resize your map to as many grids as you want. It's everything I need to map my favourites crawlers and I don't need anything more sophisticated specially if it costs that much.
     
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  25. flyingjohn Arcane

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    So what jap dungeon crawlers are considered mediocre to bad?
    Managed to gather these suspects:
    -Ray gigant
    -Mind zero

    I know experience inc newer games are on the easier side,but are there any other stuff that should be avoided?
     
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