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November Let's Play Together!
brand:::Super Nintendo Mega Man X

October Let's Play Together!
brand:::Nintendo Entertainment System Monster in My Pocket

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new Thread Description
This thread was originally created to encourage traders here at GTZ to do more trading, especially retro related stuff. It has turned into a lot more and I am so grateful to everyone who contributed to this thread and have kept it going for nearly 6 months now. I hope this thread will continue to thrive and everyone who reads/participates in this thread will gain some value or knowledge out of it.

We will still have Trade lists up here, though it's been a while since anyone updated. I encourage everyone to look over their lists and post updates.
There is also a section for gorgeous pictures of game rooms that active participants of this thread have shared. Feel free to share some pics of your collection or game room.
I will be adding another section for information regarding video quality of retro gaming systems on modern displays and how to improve them.
There is rather some extensive discussion regarding how to improve the display quality of retro gaming systems and if you are new to this like I am, you will find it very informative.

Old Topic Description


GTZ has become a marketplace where the most commonly traded commodity is brand:::PayPal. I want to start an effort to get some trades going and to discuss some good games perhaps you never heard of or interested in but want to discover/know more of. For example, I just got intto shmups after years of ignoring the genre and I love to discover new(to me) and rediscover old ones(Sonic Wings comes to mind).

No pressure here. Feel free to discuss anything retro. Perhaps throw out some WTTF targets and what you have to offer. I am sick of browsing people's year old Available lists.

Some examples:

- WTTF/WTB/LF
- What you think is awesome game/series/whatever
- Potential games you have up for trade
- Pics of what you have/what you would love to get/what you think is the bestest awesomest game ever
- Show off your latest finds/adds to your collection

3rd Generation: brand:::Nintendo Entertainment System brand:::Famicom brand:::Sega Master System brand:::Atari
4th Generation: brand:::Super Nintendo brand:::Super Famicom brand:::Sega Genesis brand:::Mega Drive (Japan) brand:::Sega CD brand:::Sega Mega CD brand:::NEC TurboGrafx-16 brand:::NEC PC Engine brand:::Neo Geo brand:::CD-i (Compact Disc Interactive)
5th Generation: brand:::PlayStation brand:::Sega Saturn brand:::Nintendo 64 brand:::3DO brand:::Sega 32X brand:::Virtual Boy brand:::Atari Jaguar brand:::NEC PC-FX
6th Generation: brand:::PlayStation 2 brand:::Sega Dreamcast brand:::Microsoft Xbox brand:::Nintendo GameCube
Handheld: brand:::PlayStation Portable brand:::Game Boy brand:::Game Boy Color brand:::Game Boy Advance brand:::Nintendo DS brand:::Game Gear brand:::Nokia N-Gage brand:::Atari Lynx

Info on Improving the Quality of Video Output For Retro Systems on Modern Displays
Coming Soon

In the meantime , check out:

My Experience with Upscaling (DVDO Processors)
https://www.youtube.com/user/mylifeingaming

Reference Links
http://retrorgb.com/
http://retrogaming.hazard-city.de/

Retro Resources
The PC Engine Bible
Neo Geo Master List
Famicom Game List

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Let's Play Together!

brand:::Super Nintendo Mega Man X - November 2017
brand:::Nintendo Entertainment System Monster in My Pocket - October 2017
brand:::Nintendo Entertainment System Castlevania - September 2017
brand:::Nintendo Entertainment System Ninja Gaiden - August 2017


Games Beat in 2017

Lunar's Completed Games

brand:::Sega CD Sega CD - Lords of Thunder (2-3-17)
brand:::PlayStation 2 Japanese PS2 - Mushihimesama (2-15-17)
brand:::Sega Saturn Japanese Saturn - X-Men vs. Street Fighter (2-17-17)
brand:::Neo Geo Neo Geo CD - Sonic Wings 3 (4-17-17)
brand:::NEC PC Engine brand:::NEC CD-ROM 2 Red Alert (5-16-2017)
brand:::NEC PC Engine brand:::NEC CD-ROM 2 Seirei Senshi Spriggan (5-17-2017)
brand:::PlayStation Portable Neo Geo Heroes: Ultimate Shooting (5-19-2017)
brand:::Sega Saturn Street Fighter Alpha (6-3-2017) w/Ryu on 4 Stars
image Arcade Gears Wonder 3 (7-24-2017)
brand:::Nintendo Switch Kamiko (7-30-2017) w/Yamato
brand:::Nintendo Switch Kamiko (7-30-2017) w/Uzume
brand:::PlayStation 4 Root Letter (7-31-2017) Crossing Paths Ending
brand:::Nintendo Switch Kamiko (8-4-2017) w/Hinome
brand:::Super Famicom Ghost Sweeper Mikami (8-7-2017)
brand:::Super Famicom Final Fight (8-13-2017)
brand:::Nintendo Entertainment System Ninja Gaiden (8-14-2017) Clear Time - 1:27
brand:::Nintendo Entertainment System Contra (8-18-2017)
brand:::Nintendo Entertainment System Bucky O'Hare (8-18-2017)
brand:::PlayStation Bust-A-Groove (8-25-2017) w/Heat
brand:::Famicom Akumajou Dracula (9-10-2017)
brand:::Nintendo Entertainment System Shadow of the Ninja (9-15-2017)
brand:::Nintendo Entertainment System Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (9-22-2017)
brand:::Nintendo Entertainment System Monster in my Pocket (10-6-2017)


Retro Posters/Ads/Brochures - I love looking through these.


Retro Nostalgia - Random pics snapped from old magazines that really got my nostalgia flowing.


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Game Rooms
Antipop's Game Room

DefaultGen's Game Room

ErickRPG's Game Room



KiltedGunstar's Game Room

sharif's Game Room






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DiamondDave
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27-Oct(#2)
tonymack21 wrote:
> i am feeling this dude
>
>

Well, at least it fudging looks like a titular Hedgehog.
Gypsy
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27-Oct(#4)
DiamondDave
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27-Oct(#5)
He kills aliens and doesn't afraid of anything
Lunar
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27-Oct(#6)
I like that one with the Donlad Blade on his back

DiamondDave
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27-Oct(#7)
FrictionPin wrote:
> DiamondDave wrote:
>> I put pen to paper for you guys, I hope you like finer arts
>>
> 540 346{imgt}
>
> Why is Sonic holding a baby turtle?

Off topic, I think one of my co-workers walked into the room on me while I was drawing sanic. He looked disappointed
Gypsy
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27-Oct(#8)
Gypsy
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27-Oct(#9)
FrictionPin
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* 27-Oct(#10)
DiamondDave wrote:
> FrictionPin wrote:
>> DiamondDave wrote:
> |>> I put pen to paper for you guys, I hope you like finer arts
> |>>
>> 540 346{imgt}
>>
>> Why is Sonic holding a baby turtle?
>
> Off topic, I think one of my co-workers walked into the room on me while I was drawing
> sanic. He looked disappointed

I'd have said "Getting a new tat, which one should I pick?"
ErickRPG
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* 27-Oct(#11)
There is no pic + description so I'll link you to the site. I can totally see this as my inner sonic self. This is my favorite one that showed up via search.

http://sonicfanchara.wikia.com/wiki/Eric_the_Hedge...

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it's not all me. But I do like the color purple, and I do like magic and science. I hate seafood though smiley:::frown

DiamondDave
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27-Oct(#12)
FrictionPin wrote:
> DiamondDave wrote:
>> FrictionPin wrote:
> |>> DiamondDave wrote:
>> |>> I put pen to paper for you guys, I hope you like finer arts
>> |>>
> |>> 540 346{imgt}
> |>>
> |>> Why is Sonic holding a baby turtle?
>>
>> Off topic, I think one of my co-workers walked into the room on me while I was
> drawing
>> sanic. He looked disappointed
>
> I'd have said "Getting a new tat, which would should I pick?"

He was in the middle of asking me to do something I probably should have been doing instead, so the joke would have fallen pretty flat
Gypsy
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27-Oct(#13)
DiamondDave
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27-Oct(#14)
Gypsy wrote:
> {imgt}http://t00.deviantart.net/4cMivTiMBKSG_EXQii8vcDX-...(100,100):origin()/pre00/8b9e/th/pre/i/2015/254/e/2/ignite_my_life_by_shado8xrouge-d996i3w.png 244 350{imgt}

jeezus.
Gypsy
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27-Oct(#15)
Gypsy
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27-Oct(#16)
DiamondDave wrote:
> Gypsy wrote:
>> {imgt}http://t00.deviantart.net/4cMivTiMBKSG_EXQii8vcDX-...(100,100):origin()/pre00/8b9e/th/pre/i/2015/254/e/2/ignite_my_life_by_shado8xrouge-d996i3w.png 244 350{imgt}
>
> jeezus.

I'm going to be searching for this meme all fudging night now.
Gypsy
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27-Oct(#17)
@dunno001 image
Gypsy
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27-Oct(#18)
What hell hath @DiamondDave wrought upon this thread?

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Gypsy
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27-Oct(#19)
NSFW

Lunar
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27-Oct(#20)
Same voting system as last month(3 points for your first pick, 2 points for second, 1 point for third)

2nd and 3rd choices are optional. You can nominate your own game or pick from these:

Mega Man X
Treasure Master
Contra III
Super C
Ninja Crusaders(we are done with NG1-3, so here's a NG clone for @DefaultGen)
Adventure Island
Sonic CD


Tad
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27-Oct(#21)
What did I just walk into.

Gypsy
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27-Oct(#22)
Lunar wrote:
> Same voting system as last month(3 points for your first pick, 2 points for second,
> 1 point for third)
>
> 2nd and 3rd choices are optional. You can nominate your own game or pick from these:
>
> Mega Man X
> Treasure Master
> Contra III
> Super C
> Ninja Crusaders(we are done with NG1-3, so here's a NG clone for @DefaultGen)
> Adventure Island
> Sonic CD
>
>
>

1. Policenauts
2. Popful Mail
3. Sonic CD
ErickRPG
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27-Oct(#23)
Ok since Gypsy nominated a game I actually own and want to play. .

1. Popful Mail
2. Xenosaga ep. I
3. Mary Skelter

Gypsy
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27-Oct(#24)
I will 100% drag out my Sega CD and play through it again if that's the pick. Game is love
Lunar
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* 27-Oct(#25)
Oh god, a $300 game gonna win.

But I bet most of RTT own it lol

ErickRPG
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27-Oct(#26)
I don't think I ever beat it. I have my beautiful OSSC, my beautiful copy of Popful Mail, and my Beautiful OLED all ready for it. Funny that I never beat one of my favorite games of all time. I guess that's why I've been recollecting and replaying.

Gypsy
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27-Oct(#27)
Changing first place vote to Popful Mail. LET'S GOOOO.

@Lunar I mean if you have a Sega CD and something that can burn discs.

@ErickRPG I think I've beat it 3 or 4 times I don't remember exactly.
ErickRPG
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27-Oct(#28)
Well I will officially beat it if we nominate it. It does have some difficult parts for sure. Maybe that turned me away when I was younger. But I can do it!

Wheels617
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27-Oct(#29)
1 Sonic CD
2 Megaman X
Tad
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27-Oct(#30)
I wish my pc could handle streaming. I'd be in sometime.

sailorneorune
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27-Oct(#31)
1) Kirby Super Star
2) Air Fortress
3) Mega Man X

RobotVendingMachine
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27-Oct(#32)
Popful mail
Mega man x
Policenauts

DefaultGen
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27-Oct(#33)
Policenauts
Treasure Master
Mega Man X
(Super Mario Odyssey)

ErickRPG
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27-Oct(#34)
So since the retro scene is so popular, when is some company gonna start making new small CRTs? I'd totally buy a 20 - 26" CRT if it were released today.

Lunar
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27-Oct(#35)
Maybe a LCD with CRT guts?

PlayYing
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27-Oct(#36)
1) Cuphead
2) Harvest Moon
3) Kingdom Hearts OG
Lunar
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* 27-Oct(#37)
@Gypsy, can't change your votes! Unless it's not caught by me/not yet updated.

So far:

1. Popful Mail - 8
2. Policenauts - 7
3. Mega Man X - 6
4. Sonic CD - 4

Gypsy
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27-Oct(#38)
HD film content looks really damn good on CRTs. I'd have to spend a crap ton of money on an LCD to get well, still not as good black levels. I watched the Cowboy Bebop brand:::Blu-Ray that made its way around from DD to Lunar to myself on that LaCie Electron 22blue IV I got awhile back and it was just fantastic. Been watching 08 MS Team on it too.

LCDs are not without their benefits though and I would love to get a quality 4k OLED if they get cheaper.
FrictionPin
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28-Oct(#39)
1) Wade Hixton's Counter Punch (GBA)
2) Truxton
3) Earthworm Jim
jsoncip38
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28-Oct(#40)
FrictionPin wrote:
> 1) Wade Hixton's Counter Punch (GBA)
> 2) Truxton
> 3) Earthworm Jim

Earthworm Jim could be interesting .... just to see which version people decide to play.
Noid
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* 28-Oct(#41)
Here's a nice theMe. smiley:::wink

Mega Man X4 (PlayStation)
Metal Slug 3 (Xbox)
Metroid: Zero Mission (Game Boy Advance)
BleedingViolet
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28-Oct(#42)
1) Dragon Warrior 1 (Nes)
2) Adventures of Lolo 1 and/or 2
3) Adventure Island 2

And I'll try to mix in some mk9 on 360 to keep my skills with Mileena at beast mode and also hopefully get in something on 3ds or ds and psp. Since I have none of those games or plan to get them this month lol.
BloodPuppetX
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28-Oct(#43)
1. Sonic CD
2. Contra III
3. Shaq-Fu

WithinTemptation
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28-Oct(#44)
I'll vote MM X as its the only game close to winning I own.

1. Mega Man X
2. Kirby's Dream Course
3. Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
BloodPuppetX
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28-Oct(#45)
I don't own any of those games I voted for, but would like to play Sonic CD someday.

Lunar
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28-Oct(#46)
Very close race!

1. Mega Man X - 9
2. Popful Mail - 8
3. Policenauts - 7
3. Sonic CD - 7

Lunar
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28-Oct(#47)
ErickRPG wrote:
> I don't think I ever beat it. I have my beautiful OSSC, my beautiful copy of Popful
> Mail, and my Beautiful OLED all ready for it. Funny that I never beat one of my
> favorite games of all time. I guess that's why I've been recollecting and replaying.
>

This is another surprise. I wonder if it's a widespread thing, people just haven't beaten their favorite games...

List one game that you consider one of your favorite games of all time that you HAVEN'T beaten.


Lunar
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28-Oct(#48)
Also, I think the stark realization is sinking in...I no longer enjoy playing JRPGs...

I used to play for the storyline...but now I feel like I'd rather just play anything that doesn't make me fall asleep.

Most stories are hackneyed plots with nothing behind it. Combat is mostly repetitive grinding that artificially extends play time. Dialogue is empty shell of what the writers think a player of 10-15 year old would...probably enjoy.

Am I wrong? Am I being too dark and negative here?

@tonymack21 help me! Do I just stop playing older RPGs and play WIII and P5 instead?

BleedingViolet
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28-Oct(#49)
Lunar wrote:
> Also, I think the stark realization is sinking in...I no longer enjoy playing JRPGs...
>
> I used to play for the storyline...but now I feel like I'd rather just play anything
> that doesn't make me fall asleep.
>
> Most stories are hackneyed plots with nothing behind it. Combat is mostly repetitive
> grinding that artificially extends play time. Dialogue is empty shell of what the
> writers think a player of 10-15 year old would...probably enjoy.
>
> Am I wrong? Am I being too dark and negative here?
>
> @tonymack21 help me! Do I just stop playing older RPGs and play WIII and P5 instead?
>
>

If you haven't played Koudelka yet you should. I think it would be different enough for you to enjoy ..... Somewhat. There is the dungeon crawling/grinding but the enemies are unique and grotesque. Also it's a very adult themed game. It's not meant for kids. But this is only if you haven't played it enough to know you did or didn't like it already.

It's not that the games are any less good (although sometimes it can be) it's just getting older and more jaded is bound to happen. Sometimes the escapism and fantasy of it just start to disappear. Also real life starts to take away from enjoying the little things as well. I would say just come back to these games when you start to miss them. I can go for weeks without playing certain games and jump right back in without missing a beat. Months in the case of Tony Hawk games. Years in the case of classic Nes platformers and other classics. Sometimes all it takes is a break.
ErickRPG
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28-Oct(#50)
Lunar wrote:
> ErickRPG wrote:
>> I don't think I ever beat it. I have my beautiful OSSC, my beautiful copy of
> Popful
>> Mail, and my Beautiful OLED all ready for it. Funny that I never beat one of
> my
>> favorite games of all time. I guess that's why I've been recollecting and replaying.
>>
>
> This is another surprise. I wonder if it's a widespread thing, people just haven't
> beaten their favorite games...
>
> List one game that you consider one of your favorite games of all time that you HAVEN'T
> beaten.

Earthbound is another one for me. Other legendary gems like Xenogears, probably a few more I could list.


ErickRPG
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* 28-Oct(#51)
Lunar wrote:
> Also, I think the stark realization is sinking in...I no longer enjoy playing JRPGs...
>
> I used to play for the storyline...but now I feel like I'd rather just play anything
> that doesn't make me fall asleep.
>
> Most stories are hackneyed plots with nothing behind it. Combat is mostly repetitive
> grinding that artificially extends play time. Dialogue is empty shell of what the
> writers think a player of 10-15 year old would...probably enjoy.
>
> Am I wrong? Am I being too dark and negative here?
>
> @tonymack21 help me! Do I just stop playing older RPGs and play WIII and P5 instead?

You can't be wrong about how you feel. I don't think I'll ever be tired of jRPGs. And I hope I don't because I have so many on my play list. Take a break for a few months. And think of one of the best jRPGs out there that you have yet to play. And play that game next. If you only have taste for the best of the best. Look at the bright side, you'll have a much smaller back log but still get to enjoy the best RPGs ever made!


Gypsy
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28-Oct(#52)
Lunar wrote:
> ErickRPG wrote:
>> I don't think I ever beat it. I have my beautiful OSSC, my beautiful copy of
> Popful
>> Mail, and my Beautiful OLED all ready for it. Funny that I never beat one of
> my
>> favorite games of all time. I guess that's why I've been recollecting and replaying.
>>
>
> This is another surprise. I wonder if it's a widespread thing, people just haven't
> beaten their favorite games...
>
> List one game that you consider one of your favorite games of all time that you HAVEN'T
> beaten.
>
>
>

Can't think of anything. When I really like something I hunker down and beat it. Nexzr took awhile though and if this question was asked at a different time that would have been my answer.
Gypsy
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28-Oct(#53)
Lunar wrote:
> Also, I think the stark realization is sinking in...I no longer enjoy playing JRPGs...
>
> I used to play for the storyline...but now I feel like I'd rather just play anything
> that doesn't make me fall asleep.
>
> Most stories are hackneyed plots with nothing behind it. Combat is mostly repetitive
> grinding that artificially extends play time. Dialogue is empty shell of what the
> writers think a player of 10-15 year old would...probably enjoy.
>
> Am I wrong? Am I being too dark and negative here?
>
> @tonymack21 help me! Do I just stop playing older RPGs and play WIII and P5 instead?
>
>

Video game plots are 99% for 12 year olds. When the characters are likeable I consider it a win. I feel similarly about most anime, lol.

Persona 5 seems like the best JRPG in awhile so def try that and if you don't like it never touch a JRPG again.
Gypsy
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28-Oct(#54)
I'm getting the urge to play through the Mass Effect trilogy again. No Andromeda tho.
Lunar
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28-Oct(#55)
Maybe I just need to replay Lunars to restore my faith with JRPGs.

Or maybe it's the portable RPGs that are breaking me down.

In the past month or so I tried: Avalon Code, My World My Way, Stranger of Sword City...all are different in their own way.

This year I tried replaying a few older hits like Vanguard Bandits and Arc the Lad(I still want to try to replay this) and didn't really want to continue after a few hours.

Gypsy
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28-Oct(#56)
@Lunar you really can't go wrong with the Lunars. I played through Lunar EB on Sega CD somewhat recently and loved it. Also Arc 2 within the last few years, really liked that one. I don't play a ton of JRPGs anymore. Mostly for the reasons you brought up earlier but sometimes I do get into one like Trails of Cold Steel for w/e reason.
ErickRPG
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* 28-Oct(#57)
@Lunar just look at my collection and wanted list for good RPGs to play smiley:::smile

Or just play one of the best of all time if you haven't played it in a long long time. Chrono Trigger, Lunar, Phantasy Star IV, FInal Fantasy VI, Earthbound, Shadow Hearts Covenant.

Lunar
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28-Oct(#58)
Another issue with RPGs is the length. I was replaying Chrono Trigger couple years ago on Vita, and after like 15 hours, I lost interest for like a few months. It's hard to jump back after that.

I really want to finish an RPG I haven't beaten before, that's prob a good goal to finish before the end of the year.

Gypsy
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28-Oct(#59)
Cheaaaaaaaaaat.
DiamondDave
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28-Oct(#60)
1. Sonic CD (OHHHH SNAP)
2. Mega Man X
3. Adventure Island

Between 1 and 2, I'm fine either way.
Lunar
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28-Oct(#61)
DiamondDave
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28-Oct(#62)
lol
jsoncip38
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28-Oct(#63)
Lunar wrote:
> smiley:::wry smile
>
>
>

You could have walked to Danbury and picked it up, and made it back by now.
Lunar
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* 28-Oct(#64)
jsoncip38 wrote:

> You could have walked to Danbury and picked it up, and made it back by now.

I was at Bear Mountain yesterday and could have just swung by the guy's house on my way back.

Prob can check on the spot if its fake or not and file an eBay claim before USPS finally delivers the damn package.


DiamondDave
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28-Oct(#65)
Fudging crap, Facebook. Someone posts up Wind Waker GC for $24, I'm like "I'm interested in buying." last night. This morning he's like "I'm available today?" I'm like "Cool, let's meet up in the middle either here, or I can go as far east as here, just need to hop on a bus and hit up an ATM at either spot and I'm good"

25 minutes later he's like "Oh you can drive somewhere?"

If that's as clear as you can be and as much attention as you can pay to the conversation I'll just skip this one
Gypsy
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28-Oct(#67)
DiamondDave wrote:
> Fudging crap, Facebook. Someone posts up Wind Waker GC for $24, I'm like "I'm interested
> in buying." last night. This morning he's like "I'm available today?" I'm like
> "Cool, let's meet up in the middle either here, or I can go as far east as here,
> just need to hop on a bus and hit up an ATM at either spot and I'm good"
>
> 25 minutes later he's like "Oh you can drive somewhere?"
>
> If that's as clear as you can be and as much attention as you can pay to the conversation
> I'll just skip this one

I'll sell you a copy for $20 shipped. It's player's choice and complete.

Also people are really freaking dense. CL and FB marketplace brings out all the derp.
DiamondDave
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* 28-Oct(#68)
Supposedly they're a resident at IU Health, so he can't be completely tardo, right?

He said he might be able to drive to me, so I gave him one more shot, gave him a nearby meet-up where I can hit up an ATM and can do the deal and told him to give me an hour notice since he went dead when I asked if that was okay.

But yes, if he doesn't message me in 15 minutes saying "OK, BE THERE IN 10" I'll take you up on that, definitely. I'll just have you sit on it for half a month and mail it out mid-November (I can still pay soon as I get RVM paid up, working on that now actually). Thanks, @Gypsy !
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* 28-Oct(#69)
Lunar wrote:
> Also, I think the stark realization is sinking in...I no longer enjoy playing JRPGs...
>
> I used to play for the storyline...but now I feel like I'd rather just play anything
> that doesn't make me fall asleep.
>
> Most stories are hackneyed plots with nothing behind it. Combat is mostly repetitive
> grinding that artificially extends play time. Dialogue is empty shell of what the
> writers think a player of 10-15 year old would...probably enjoy.
>
> Am I wrong? Am I being too dark and negative here?
>
> @tonymack21 help me! Do I just stop playing older RPGs and play WIII and P5 instead?
>
>

if you arent enjoying the old ones, then WIII and P5 are what you need. they both start a little slow, so give them time to take off. but once they do.. wow. P5 is definitely one of the better JRPGS in years, it does so many things that all jrpgs need to start doing. it has a button to heal outside of combat, without going into menus. it has a fast forward button to speed up combat if all you are going to do just basic attacks for the next couple turns.

i find it a harder to go back to the older ones now too, there are a few that are so good i can still play them. shadow hearts, FF7-10, dragon quest 8, radiata stories are a couple that come to mind.

repetitive combat is definitely a thing in the older games, but it never really gets old in the witcher especially, as you need to employ different abilities and strategies for different monsters.

for the witcher definitely definitely definitely watch the lore series on Shoddycast on youtube and then Treesicles the story you never knew. great primers for what happened in the old games and you can then enjoy witcher 3 so much more.

tokyo xanadu ex+ is another im looking forward to at the first of december, its Falcom's take on persona from what it looks like, so that should be good.

Dragon Quest 11 looks really good too.

also check out the Trails in sky/trails of cold steel stuff, i havent played them all myself yet but ive heard they are great and put the world building and writing of other games to shame. trails in the sky 1 and 2 are on psp (so that means shield ...) and trails 3rd is on pc. cold steel id wait apparetly there are ps4 ports coming to go along with part 3 of that one on ps4.


Gypsy
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28-Oct(#70)
DiamondDave wrote:
> Supposedly they're a resident at IU Health, so he can't be completely tardo, right?
>
> He said he might be able to drive to me, so I gave him one more shot, gave him a
> nearby meet-up where I can hit up an ATM and can do the deal and told him to give
> me an hour notice since he went dead when I asked if that was okay.
>
> But yes, if he doesn't message me in 15 minutes saying "OK, BE THERE IN 10" I'll
> take you up on that, definitely. I'll just have you sit on it for half a month and
> mail it out mid-November (I can still pay soon as I get RVM paid up, working on that
> now actually). Thanks, @Gypsy !

Yeah no problem. I forgot I had two copies for no reason.
DiamondDave
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* 28-Oct(#71)
That'll actually get me the non-gay Trifecta (FSA doesn't count) for the first time in all my Gamecube owning days. Pretty much the only GCN games I can think of that I'll want after all this stuff comes in is pretty much Super Mario Sunshine and Smash 2.
Gypsy
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28-Oct(#72)
@tonymack21 DQ XI gonna be sooooooo grindy. I'll try it though.
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28-Oct(#73)
Gypsy wrote:
> @tonymack21 DQ XI gonna be sooooooo grindy. I'll try it though.

ya im sure it will have that classic dragon quest.. but 8 is so charming i didnt mind it in that case so im hoping this is the same

Gypsy
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28-Oct(#74)
tonymack21 wrote:
> Gypsy wrote:
>> @tonymack21 DQ XI gonna be sooooooo grindy. I'll try it though.
>
> ya im sure it will have that classic dragon quest.. but 8 is so charming i didnt
> mind it in that case so im hoping this is the same
>
>

I don't think I've played through a DQ game w/o experience modifier cheats, so this will be a new experience. laughing out loud
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28-Oct(#75)
Gypsy wrote:
> tonymack21 wrote:
>> Gypsy wrote:
> |>> @tonymack21 DQ XI gonna be sooooooo grindy. I'll try it though.
>>
>> ya im sure it will have that classic dragon quest.. but 8 is so charming i didnt
>> mind it in that case so im hoping this is the same
>>
>>
>
> I don't think I've played through a DQ game w/o experience modifier cheats, so this
> will be a new experience. laughing out loud

lol, i dont know i would even consider something cheating if all it does is save grinding time, as thats something you COULD do on your own. aint got time for that anymore though.

what grinding in games has done for me is made me start accepting i will just be playing the main quest and most side missions in games and not beating the optional stuff in some games like superbosses etc that you have to be maxed or close to have a prayer. dragon quest 8 for example i got to darksteel dragon and that was it. that one is as much RNG luck as anything but you get the picture



i also think about replaying the mass effect trilogy someday, and someday i probably will, but ive already done that three times and dont know i'll ever have time again lol.


sailorneorune
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28-Oct(#76)
I think Miitopia is a nice light-hearted game for people burned out on more "serious" RPGs. But YMMV because not everyone likes Miis.

Gypsy
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28-Oct(#77)
@tonymack21 I've only played them once and it was awhile ago. I wish Andromeda was good. :(
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28-Oct(#78)
Gypsy wrote:
> @tonymack21 I've only played them once and it was awhile ago. I wish Andromeda was
> good. :(

i wish it was a lot better for sure, it doesnt live up to the shepherd trilogy, which was gonna be a tall order. ive heard the patches help a lot, i'll go back to it eventually. my disappointment of the year for sure.

Lunar
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28-Oct(#79)
I only beat DW7, that took 110 hours IIRC

Lunar
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28-Oct(#80)
I do have all the Legend of Heroes games that I haven't beat. I have Tokyo Xanadu too I haven't opened.

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