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>be a kid in the 80s/90s >get picked up from school >see a brand-new video game in the back seat of the car >"AWESOME! THANKS MOM! I LOVE YOU!!" >"Ha ha, no, this is a birthday present for your friend. His birthday is tomorrow, you can give it to him." >"o..o-okay..." Both Ghosts 'N Goblins, and a couple years later Metal Gear, slipped out of reach... What was that old game that escaped you in this manner, /vr/? And did you hunt it down and finally buy it later in life?
/vr/ Gauntlet: GBA Removed Edition
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Welcome to the Retro Game Gauntlet, gentlemen. Start at NES, and work through in the following order: NES SNES GB/GBC Megadrive/Genesis Turbografx16 DOS NeoGeo Commodore 64 Playstation 1 You have three days to complete the game without assistance (each game gets three days, though RPGs are allowed a week due to length). Select your system here: http://s3kr.it/gauntlet.html You can also do it manually if you don't trust the random number generator: http://s3kr.it/systems/ Rules: 1) Savestates are allowed ONLY for the purpose of taking screenshots and ONLY if your emulator/game in question does not have a pause function. 2) Rerolls are allowed under the following conditions: -The game you get requires some sort of hardware functionality that cannot be accurately emulated to complete (eg, Boktai) -The game would otherwise require cheats, hacks, or alteration of the software to complete due to a bug (eg, Cheetahmen II) For games that have a high score or no end, the rule is >if no high score has been established, set a goal and beat it >if you.re playing something another anon already has a high score on, beat their high score >if you are playing extended rpgs/pokemon/whatever you get a week (Depending on the game: needs to be asked in thread) AND BRING ME SCREENSHOTS PARKER IRC channel: #gauntlet on irc.rizon.net (Mibbit link on site) NEW RULES/GUIDELINES TO POSTING IN THE GAUNTLET THREADS: -Do not post screenshots every other screen, make them few and meaningful -Do not start a new thread before current one bump limit is exceeded
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So, I'm confused about the Shin Megami Tensei and the Tales of series. The fitst has countless spin offs, and it makes me feel overwhelmed. Does any of those games have a good story? I heard that the Persona games have dating sim elements, which are a big no no for me. The second seems to me like one of those generic shonen anime, at least in terms of story. Correct me if I'm wrong. Which games would you recommend me, if any at all? If it helps, I loved Mother 3 (captain obvious), I'm playing Earthbound though I'm not liking it as much, I enjoyed Chrono Trigger because of the time traveling and Frog, I found TWEWY great because of the gameplay and the setting, liked FF4/FF6/FF7 though I am sick and tired of grinding and random encounters.
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Does /vr/ have fond memories of text adventures or interactive fiction? I sure do! The first video games I ever played were Zork 1-3 and Beyond Zork. Back when PCs only ran DOS, and had no mouse, one of my dad's friends copied them for us. Of course I couldn't complete them, because we didn't have the feelies and I was a dumb kid, but they really sparked my imagination and creativity, I remember them fondly. Years later I went back and completed all four, as well as several others. So tell me, if you like this shit, which interactive fiction is your favorite? And what do you love/hate to see in similar games? I'm also fishing for game ideas because I just discovered "Adrift" (thanks to a cool anon here) and can finally make my own game. I'm starting with a Zork-clone, just to learn how to use the program, but later I'll make a more original project.