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June's TR theme?

Poll ended at Tue May 15, 2018 12:36 pm

8-Bit Platformers
15
23%
Pre-Halo FPS
13
20%
Action RPGs
9
14%
Fan Translations
11
17%
Beat-'Em-Ups
17
26%
 
Total votes : 65
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Re: Together Retro - June

by Sarge Tue May 08, 2018 2:20 pm

I secretly put fan translations in to get some of y'all into emulation. ;) (Actually, no, but it would be a great side effect.)

I'd say Brandish: Dark Revenant counts. The remake isn't quite ten years old yet, but close enough, and of course, it's based on a much older game. I also highly recommend it. I played it on Ex's recommendation.
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Re: Together Retro - June

by Exhuminator Tue May 08, 2018 3:16 pm

All solid choices, well done Sarge!

My first vote is Fan Translations. Action-RPGs gets my second vote.

I'll be happy with whatever wins though, no complaints here. 8)
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Re: Together Retro - June

by Sarge Tue May 08, 2018 3:50 pm

I haven't decided if I want to do 8-bit platformers or fan translations for my second option.

Also, updated the poll, it will end in seven days. Vote accordingly. :)
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Re: Together Retro - June

by Markies Tue May 08, 2018 7:03 pm

Exhuminator wrote:All solid choices, well done Sarge!

I'll be happy with whatever wins though, no complaints here. 8)


Here, Here!

I chose Action RPG's & Beat'em Ups. ARPG's because I have a game in mind that might fit that category and Beat'em Ups because that is one of my favorite genres of all time and I love to see anybody play those games.

For 8-Bit Platformers, I have Batman (NES), but I think that might be more of an Action game, so I might be stretching the definition.

Pre-Halo FPS, I do not have any. I already beat Perfect Dark (N64) this year and the only FPS games I have are from that generation.

Action RPG's, I have Dragon Valor (PS1) & Crystalis (NES). MAYBE Secret of Evermore (SNES), but I don't think so...

Fan Translations, I'm already playing Final Fantasy II (NES), but I have Final Fantasy III (NES), Dragon Quest V (SNES) and Dragon Quest VI (SNES).

For Beat'Em Ups, I have good ole Double Dragon (NES) for that one.
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Re: Together Retro - June

by Sarge Tue May 08, 2018 7:05 pm

Batman on NES is the very definition of a platformer. Tons of jumping and tricky wall-springing in that one!

If anyone needs examples of stuff, or wants to float anything by me, feel free to ask. I think the categories are mostly self-explanatory, but there's probably a few edge cases. In general, I will probably say yes, because I don't want to get too pedantic about this kind of stuff.

I'm really intrigued how close things are so far, but as always, I expect things to change quite a bit before it goes final. :lol:

(Also, something I just thought about: the NES Double Dragon games technically fit in the platformer genre as well. You can argue that those elements aren't executed well, but they're definitely there, and are often run-stoppers for me. Similarly, something like Faxanadu or Zelda II will fit in both the action-RPG and platformer categories.)
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Re: Together Retro - June

by SpaceBooger Tue May 08, 2018 9:25 pm

Would fan updated rosters to old sports games count as fan translations?
Like the 2018 version of Ken Griffy Jr or Tecmo Bowl 2018?
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Re: Together Retro - June

by Xeogred Tue May 08, 2018 9:30 pm

I rarely see anyone here ever talk about Seiken Densetsu 3 and I'm not sure why... it is one of the greatest games ever made and straight up the best classic ARPG in my book.

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Not sure what my votes are yet, everything looks like a win.
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Re: Together Retro - June

by Sarge Tue May 08, 2018 9:59 pm

SpaceBooger wrote:Would fan updated rosters to old sports games count as fan translations?
Like the 2018 version of Ken Griffy Jr or Tecmo Bowl 2018?

It's not quite what I had in mind, that's more hacks than translations, but it is fan-derived works. I'll definitely think about it. Anyone else got an opinion? I was more originally angling toward experiencing games that we never got back in the day; for example, I'd never have known how awesome Gun Hazard was without AGTP's work on it.

I, personally, have indulged in quite a bit of the Tecmo Super Bowl hacks. They're pretty sweet.

Xeo, I think for me I don't talk about SD3 as much because I played through it so long ago, and of course that translation dropped a long time ago, too. I dredged up an old save game that was near the end, actually, so I didn't actually beat it until recently. :P It was a great game, though, and a great choice for either ARPG or fan translations.
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Re: Together Retro - June

by Xeogred Tue May 08, 2018 10:06 pm

It's definitely fascinating how old (and good) the translation is. I used to frequent the GameFAQ's board for it frequently back in the day too when it was pretty active and not hostile at all either, heh. Great community then. Still a game I frequent every few years because of the chooseable three characters party system and branching classes at two points in the game, so the replayability is sky high. It's a 10/10. I know I love Secret of Mana more than most here, but I can see the flaws in it along with Evermore... but don't let that hold anyone back from trying out SD3. Best ARPG combat system ever made and it's an S rank in all technical departments.
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Re: Together Retro - June

by noiseredux Tue May 08, 2018 10:19 pm

These are really good options. Having trouble deciding on two really.
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