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Poll ended at Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:08 am

All the Rest of Dragon Quest
8
11%
Classic '90s RTS
16
22%
Eighties' Ladies' Night
20
28%
Koei Klassics
8
11%
Premillennial Mech Madness
20
28%
 
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Re: March's Together Retro Theme: Your 2 votes VS 5 bad idea

by crazythink4 Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:13 am

Hmm...

All the Rest of Dragon Quest: I have weird compulsions about the order I play games in and spinoffs wreak havoc with them. I’d want to play DQ4 before diving into Torneko and I’m playing a Mystery Dungeon game for February. I’d probably do the first Slime MoriMori game in Japanese, since I enjoyed me some Rocket Slime. I get the sense that this’d be more text heavy, but I’d give it a go regardless.

Classic '90s RTS: I never did play the original WarCraft.

Eighties’ Ladies’ Night: Probably go with King’s Quest 4, since I’m reading the HG101 Guide To Classic Adventure Games. I might give The Guardian Legend a look, but I’m not a huge Compile fan.

Koei Klassics: Does Koei Tecmo count? I have a copy of Fatal Frame 2 I’ve been meaning to get to...

Premillennial Mech Madness: I’d probably do Terra Nova from good ol’ Looking Glass
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Re: March's Together Retro Theme: Your 2 votes VS 5 bad idea

by prfsnl_gmr Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:17 am

If we end up with Premillenial Mech Madness, I will go with:

Metal Marines
Ranger X
Target Earth

All three of these are on my “to beat” list of classic games.

Edit: oh yeah...I guess I could do Herzog Zwei, too.
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Re: March's Together Retro Theme: Your 2 votes VS 5 bad idea

by ESauced Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:54 am

Segata wrote:Yeah, it's part of the Aleste series and on Sega CD Robo Aleste is a sequel to MUSHA.


Oh hey, another candidate for me then. Which is better?

And I totally forgot that I own Ranger X. I have only played it a couple times but I didn’t really care for it. I know it’s a cult classic of sorts (small cult I imagine), but it just didn’t do it for me. I’ll give it another try though if mechs win.
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Re: March's Together Retro Theme: Your 2 votes VS 5 bad idea

by MrPopo Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:30 pm

ESauced wrote:
Segata wrote:Yeah, it's part of the Aleste series and on Sega CD Robo Aleste is a sequel to MUSHA.


Oh hey, another candidate for me then. Which is better?

And I totally forgot that I own Ranger X. I have only played it a couple times but I didn’t really care for it. I know it’s a cult classic of sorts (small cult I imagine), but it just didn’t do it for me. I’ll give it another try though if mechs win.

I'd say MUSHA is more forgiving and playable. Robo Aleste builds on the system but it ends up being harder and personally I found the weaponsto be a little less satisfying.
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Re: March's Together Retro Theme: Your 2 votes VS 5 bad idea

by alienjesus Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:49 pm

prfsnl_gmr wrote:If we end up with Premillenial Mech Madness, I will go with:

Metal Marines
Ranger X
Target Earth

All three of these are on my “to beat” list of classic games.

Edit: oh yeah...I guess I could do Herzog Zwei, too.


Wait, does Herzog Zwei have mechs?
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Re: March's Together Retro Theme: Your 2 votes VS 5 bad idea

by Gunstar Green Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:24 pm

alienjesus wrote:Wait, does Herzog Zwei have mechs?


You play as a transforming jet ala Macross.

crazythink4 wrote:Premillennial Mech Madness: I’d probably do Terra Nova from good ol’ Looking Glass


Absolutely fantastic hidden gem.
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Re: March's Together Retro Theme: Your 2 votes VS 5 bad idea

by nullPointer Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:33 pm

Oh drat, I just realized a troublesome technicality. I'd been keeping Metal Storm (NES) in my back pocket as a go to selection for some good ol' mech blasting action. But ... Wikipedia is now telling me that the M-308 featured in Metal Storm is actually a robot rather than a piloted mech. I mean the cover art features a prominent cockpit and everything!
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So just as clarification where do we stand on this differentiation? Do unpiloted autonomous 'mechs' still count as mechs? To draw from another example, I think it would be a stretch to say that the 'virtuaroids' featured in Virtual On: Cyber Troopers aren't at the very least closely related to mechs. Just trying to get my various selections lined up ahead of time.
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Re: March's Together Retro Theme: Your 2 votes VS 5 bad idea

by Gunstar Green Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:50 pm

I'd say it counts regardless but the Japanese Wikipedia has a different story stating it does have a pilot named Lt. Greg Burton.
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Re: March's Together Retro Theme: Your 2 votes VS 5 bad idea

by nullPointer Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:34 pm

Gunstar Green wrote:I'd say it counts regardless but the Japanese Wikipedia has a different story stating it does have a pilot named Lt. Greg Burton.

Wow, interesting; thanks man! That would certainly make more sense of the cover art IMO. Yet another puzzling Western localization choice of games in the 80's.
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Re: March's Together Retro Theme: Your 2 votes VS 5 bad idea

by MrPopo Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:22 pm

Play that Metal Storm. It's awesome. Then see if you're hardcore enough to play the second loop.
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