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  1. The Super Nintendo Mini has been great. Been playing it since I got home this afternoon and it’s awesome. So far only tested a few games (Final Fantasy VI and Super Mario Kart) but have thoroughly been enjoying it. I’m looking forward to finally being able to play the original Star Fox (and it’s unreleased sequel) as well as playing Yoshi’s Island, Zelda: Link to the Past, and a few others again!

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      LOL.  I always play it safe and turn disasters off.

    2. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      The only lag I’ve found in the games is if the games already had lag problems in their original releases. For example, sometimes in Super Mario World if a bunch of stuff is on screen at once (such as Vanilla Secret 2 when all the spinies start to show up), that will still have the same slow down/lag the original release did.

    3. ignasia

      ignasia

      So there IS a Sim City 2000 for the SNES.  Sadly it too doesn't use the mouse.

      It's a fairly faithful emulator.  To the point where even Super FX chipsets do work properly, or chipsets that use other special functions (like Star Ocean and even Tales of Phantasia) do work if the header and footers are original and not tweaked or removed.  Some work if they're tweaked specifically for this system to allow those special functions to work right...which is interesting reading up on people getting certain games to work and most having no success without special patches (due to bad rom files or etc.).  Not suggesting you fill up that extra 300 MB of space or anything, but if you were to do so Yangus, the bulk of games do work, some do require tweaks unless you have a truly clean original ROM without any errors of any type...and some actually do need a patch regardless.

      With that in mind...at some point I need to make a retro pie.  What is interesting though, is the current NES one uses the same board and emulator chipset.  Probably to keep production costs lower, and probably due to the chipsets being very programmable and cheap.

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  2. I’m starting to get back into the Final Fantasy series. It’s thanks to Theatrhythm Curtain Call actually. I might finally get around to playing (and actually beating) Final Fantasy III this time.

    I’ve forgotten how great FF5’s soundtrack was too. Easily one of the most overlooked soundtracks by Uematsu.

    1. Brother Jaybird

      Brother Jaybird

      Uh oh. Are you going to start wearing tacky asymmetric stage clothes and spike only half of your hair?

    2. TheKingOfTheDragovians

      TheKingOfTheDragovians

      Yeah cause that's kinda my thing.

    3. The Dog of Zahan

      The Dog of Zahan

      FF5 has great music, I agree.  Some of it shines above that of FF4, and some is outshined by that game, but all is good!

  3. Theatrhythm Dragon Quest has led me back to Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call. The DQ one does play better with the button control scheme (and I sincerely mean that, not just saying that because it’s DQ), but the wider music selection in Curtain Call is very nice. Much as I like DQ Rhythm, the lack of songs from any spin off titles is just weird.

    1. Imutone

      Imutone

      No spin-off title songs? What a shame, I've been playing DQMJ2 lately and I love some of the tracks in it. Rocket Slime has some good tracks as well.

    2. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      See, those seemed like likely candidates for spin off game choices. The Joker series title theme, Battle of the Monsters, Neverending Journey, Fun Encounter, the Schlimen Tank battle theme...several missed opportunities just to name some examples.

      Also, there’s a real lack of overworld themes. Tons of choices from DQIV, the various ocean themes, town themes, dungeon themes...honestly it’s a shame there aren’t more tracks available, but maybe Sugiyama had something to do with that?

      Still, I’ve enjoyed it. And thankfully there are NES/Famicom renditions of select songs as DLC, so there’s at least that. Plus some other free DLC songs as well.

  4. Nice! Ni no Kuni II received an update that allows you to choose a Hard or Expert mode, along with some other changes! Nice to see the developers are offering a better challenge now. As much as I loved NNK2, it was definitely an easy game.

    https://gematsu.com/2018/06/ni-no-kuni-ii-revenant-kingdom-version-1-03-update-now-available-adds-hard-and-expert-difficulty-modes

  5. Finally finished my replay of Dragon Quest V. I find with each replay I appreciate the game a little more.  Definitely a good time replaying it, even though it took me a while to finish it.

  6. As much as I’ve liked Dragon Quest Theatrhythm, it’s disappointing to see DQX doesn’t have more of its music in game. All the races are playable characters, so I’m surprised some of the race themes aren’t playable songs. The Puklipo and Ogre themes would be good choices, as would the Weddie theme for a close 3rd.

  7. I’m finally getting toward the end of Dragon Quest V DS. Just saved Debora from Mt. Azimuth, and it’s off to Nadiria. I’ve gotten side tracked a lot in this playthrough, so hopefully this week I can finally wrap the game up.

    1. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      Got one of those after 4 battles in Nadiria.

    2. BorisTheWizard

      BorisTheWizard

      Great game. I actually convinced my ex to both play/complete the game, and she ended up loving it. RIP.

      Anyway, Debora is best waifu, so you chose correctly.

    3. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      Ha! I ended up getting a second Great Dragon! That’s hilarious!

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  8. Is it possible to beat Orochi in DQ3 without at least Midheal? Cause my party of hero, warrior, martial artist, and merchant (level 21-24) are having a hell of a time fighting her. They can do good damage, but the stronger fire attack just does too much damage and I don’t know where I could find fire resistant gear for everyone (or most everyone).

    Might have to break and use the Words of Wisdom book on someone so they can become a sage.

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      I'll link you to my FAQ anyway...it's not 100% up to date, as I need to update it to the current version:

      https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/android/734813-dragon-quest-iii/faqs/70835

    2. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      I ended up using my Words of Wisdom on my merchant. Got him to level 16 for midheal. I did fine after that. If I had remembered how to get the Ultimate Key sooner, I might have gotten some Dragon Shields.

    3. ignasia

      ignasia

      Heh, glad you got through it anyhow.

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  9. Dragon Quest Rhythm has been a lot of fun. It’s been easy enough(ish) to navigate through the game’s menus. Luckily the layouts are very similar to the Final Fantasy ones on the 3DS, so that helps with navigation. Naturally the first character I chose was Yangus. Oh, the heroes of DQ4 and 7 were picked as well, and that Puklipo fella from DQ10.

    I’ll post my full thoughts thus far on the game tomorrow.

  10. Fun fact: if you put the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphonic Suites for Dragon Quest I - XI together in one playlist, you end up with 222 songs, with the full time being 11 hours and 49 minutes.

  11. “Ees me, friend! Your old Uncle Sancho! You no recognize me? Si, si! You never forget me, eh?”

  12. How on earth did I end up with 2000 upvotes across everything I’ve posted on the Den? I appreciate it, but holy crap!

    1. Brother Jaybird

      Brother Jaybird

      Same way you got 1999 upvotes, just one more.

    2. ignasia

      ignasia

      You did earn them, even if sadly most of your points weren't for your actual beneficial posts, but for your ridiculous ones...you are a funny guy.  Not Good Fella's funny...more like uh...Adam Sandler meets Ron White kind of funny.

  13. Happy Birthday to the game that started it all, Dragon Quest 1! Today the game is 32 years old in Japan. Kind of funny I just started replaying it yesterday! What good timing!

    1. Brother Jaybird

      Brother Jaybird

      I'm on the other side of that dividing line -- I started in '04 with 8. Which is also weird in hindsight.

    2. The Dog of Zahan

      The Dog of Zahan

      I've played it since the Nintendo Power DW1 giveaway, and it's still awesome. Happy 32nd, DQ!

    3. ignasia

      ignasia

      Wow...I wonder if they'll release Dragon Quest 11 Switch on May 28th 2019, when DQ1 is 33.  That would be symbolic.  11*3, 11 and 3, the final part of the original trilogy that started with DQ1, and ends with DQ11 (so far).  The beginning is the end, the end is the beginning.  DQ's own Urobolus cycle in completion, and more symbolically, on a Nintendo HOME console.

      I actually really hope they do that.  World wide 28th of 2019.

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  14. Finished off my replay of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D. I forgot how nice the ending is, especially since it can show how much your efforts in the side quests affected the people of Termina. Kind of sad to have the game done, but had a blast replaying it. Definitely still one of my favorite Zelda games.

  15. I see people call the Water Temple from Ocarina of Time one of the worst Zelda dungeons from the N64 games, but they’ve got it all wrong: the worst one is Great Bay Temple. Replaying the dungeon now, I remember why my replays of Majora’s Mask usually stop here.

    1. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      I’m glad I’m not alone on that thought. The water mechanics and machinery you have to work with can be difficult, the stray fairies are a pain to get/find (much harder than Stone Tower’s IMO), and the 3DS version made Gyorg’s boss fight take way too long.

      At least with the Water Temple you don’t have to deal with the 3 day mechanic and can take your time, even if you do have a slap to the forehead moment when you have to go and change the water level cause you missed something. I’d easily take the N64 version of the Temple (where you had to stop and pause to switch to the Iron Boots) than go through Great Bay Temple.

      Thank goodness the other dungeons of the game are really good.

    2. ignasia

      ignasia

      Another reason why I actually need to play through Majora's Mask.  I hate forced time on games, it's one reason I hate Ephemeral Phantasia (seriously, if you miss certain timelines the game progresses and you can miss a lot of stuff as a result, and it does a poor job explaining how it works...though one day...one day I will dive into it and finally defeat it).

      That said...I don't know man, I would say the entire main dungeon in Celda 2: Tug Boat Battlesuit Gundam is my least favourite.  Having to return everytime I go through a main dungeon, and replay EVERY BLOOMIN' floor again and again, and redo every puzzle again and again, and being forced to use the touch-screen is a tad annoying.  I mean the DS touch screen is decent, but not super great, and the boomerang controls are really lacking, so puzzles that require its use are painful.

    3. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      I never minded the Temple of the Ocean King. As you progress you get items to speed up your travels through the temple, allowing you to quickly get through certain floors and have plenty of time for the new ones.

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  16. How worth it would it be to play the original SNES/Super Famicom version of DQ6 via the fan translation? I barely played it a few years ago (was a bit DQ’d out after playing the SNES version of DQ3) but would like to give it a chance now, or rather in the near future if I can find a reproduction cart.

    1. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      Geez, those are some obnoxiously low recruitment rates. What are all the monsters that can be recruited?

      Also, Thanks for the information. I'm not sure when I'll try and get a copy, but I'd love to play it. I always like experiencing the different versions of Dragon Quest games.

    2. ignasia

      ignasia

      Click the link to the guide, and run that search for equip00, the monster list is just below it.

      I didn't put in recruitment rates though, sorry.  Though yeah, it's obnoxiously low.

                  Slime: (around Torukka, around Dhama (lower), around San Marino)
      
                 Healer: (around Amor (upper/lower), Amor Cave, N of Slime Arena)
      
           Slime Knight: (around Dream-seeing Cave, Dream-seeing Cave, around
                          Grandmaz, SE of Slime Arena)
      
             King Slime: (W/N/E of Slime Arena, around Pescado, around Mt. Snow)
      
           Metal Babble: (around Prison Town, Greed Town Mine, or Pegasus' Tower)
      
                 Furrat: (around Lifecod (upper), Mountain Path (upper))
      
                  Lipps: (around Shiena, around Medal King)
      
               Mud Doll: (Dream-seeing Cave)
      
         Rotting Corpse: (bottom of Mudo's underground keep)
      
           Lesser Demon: (around Mudo's Island, Fire Cave)
      
            Super Tensk: (N of Arcbolt)
      
              Wind Mage: (Wall of Destiny, around Clearvale)
      
                 Wyvern: (around Foan or Mage's Tower)
      
              Dark Horn: (around Foan or Mage's Tower)
      
               Bombcrag: (around Gandino)
      
             Boss Troll: (Weaver's Peak (upper))
      
       Killer Machine 2: (Pegasus' Tower)
      
             Lamp Demon: (around Sorrow Prison)

       

      ------

      I put in the Slime Knight spawning points anyway, just in case it was my game and really poor luck.  It's very possible I was just exceedingly unlucky.  Though I really need to switch the names over as I used town and dungeon names from both NoProgress and the remake localization.

    3. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      Huh. Not as varied of a list as I thought there'd be. Figured some more of DQ6's unique monsters would be on the list. Still, it's a decent list of possible recruits.

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  17. I’m finding all sorts of new things in Dragon Quest VII 3DS from me messing around in my first file of the game. That’s the one thing I love about Dragon Quest games: there’s always something new to discover by exploring the world(s) of each game.

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      Cool, like what?

    2. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      The Greater Leveler for one (at least in DQ7 3DS). Another is the Zoom spell in DQ6 DS that lets you warp between the two worlds. Sometimes random cutscenes. I probably should have kept better track of some of the stuff I found in DQ7 3DS while messing around with my Monster Meadows hunting, but basically I found a few minor cutscenes and conversations I didn't know about in a few towns.

    3. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      Oh, and treasure chests I've missed. That's another one in some DQ games, especially DQ3 and DQ6. I've replayed DQ3 a few times, but last year when I replayed the SNES version of DQ3 I was surprised how many Tiny Medals I had missed from past playthroughs, as well as secret items or chests I totally missed from not taking the right turns in certain dungeons.

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  18. Welp, now I HAVE to get a Switch. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (aka Monster Hunter XX) will be arriving on August 28th in the west! I knew Capcom wouldn't skip out on releasing the game in the west!

    http://www.siliconera.com/2018/05/10/monster-hunter-generations-ultimate-arrives-august-28-2018/

  19. Man, the Flagellant in Darkest Dungeon is great! Can't believe it's taken me this long just to try it out. Great class for causing Bleed damage, can tank hits, has good recovery skills when his health gets low enough, and gets stronger the lower his health gets! Definitely a fun class.

  20. "Elusive, evasive, persistent... Righteous traits for a rogue." -The Ancestor, describing the Highwayman.

  21. Did we lose the dark theme (aka the Den theme) for the site? Cause in all my mobile devices the Den has gone back to the standard white. Any ideas why this has happened @Woodus?

    1. Woodus

      Woodus

      You can switch back, I just did a batch switch for everyone to make sure that no one was "stuck" on the old one.

    2. Brother Jaybird

      Brother Jaybird

      Nah, it's fine. I was just lazy.

    3. RyuKisargi

      RyuKisargi

      I'm liking the new theme, granted I got my hands on a desktop.

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  22. Ah man, I totally forgot the four new King of Fighters XIV were released!!!! My 9 day work streak made it slip my mind entirely! Here I was pumped to play as Oswald and Nadj and yet the release completely slipped my mind!

  23. The new Etrian Odyssey game announcement has me all like:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8TvSVXlftVA

     

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      LOL, would have helped to have given the new title: Etrian Odyssey X.  Given most people would be totally confused given there's no EO VI at least in title.  The FINAL EO game, unless Nintendo decides on another dual-screen console.

      http://www.siliconera.com/2018/04/09/etrian-odyssey-x-announced-3ds-series-crossover-title-august-2-japan/

      If they do continue the series, it will be without the map making feature, which would be damn hard to pull off in a single screen.  Still, they've done much to expand the regular gameplay, that it shouldn't matter the lack of a map making feature, just have it open up as the party explores.

      I'm really liking the design aesthetic of the new Hero class.  I still need to get EO V.

    2. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      It's not going to be the final Etrian game. It's just the last one planned for a dual screen system.

      https://nintendoeverything.com/atlus-working-on-new-etrian-odyssey-teased-as-last-entry-using-a-bottom-screen-on-3ds/

      The speculation right now is that when the series gets to the Switch, it will feature a map on the screen that you can shrink or grow depending on what you're doing, or it will be placed to a particular button for easy access.

      I know the series will continue on. The Etrian team has always done well with adapting to new hardware, or advancing forward with new gameply ideas and implementations to the core of the series. I'm sure the lack of dual screens on Switch will really alter a few aspects, but not harm the base of what makes the series so great. If anything, I'd love to see what the team is capable of doing with the Switch hardware!

    3. ignasia

      ignasia

      That makes me feel better.  EO's approach to class mechanics makes it one of the best tactical RPG systems ever made.

  24. Managed to get the Aloy armor set (based on the lead character of Horizon: Zero Dawn) in Monster Hunter: World. It's really weird to see my character (based on Sir Mervyn from Dragon Quest VII) suddenly turn into Aloy. Only a game from Japan, I guess.

    Still, I'm glad I managed to snag this HZD content. Hopefully when the event quests are recycled I can snag the Watcher outfit for my Palico.

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