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Dragon View
Dragon View Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)09:49 UTC+1 No.1785483 Report

I see no one talk about this game. Questionable world map aside, this shit is gold. Tight as fuck ARPG.
Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)09:55 UTC+1 No.1785489 Report

Looks pretty.
Will look into it.
Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)10:00 UTC+1 No.1785495 Report

Isn't this the sequel to Draken (or however it's spelled)?
Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)10:05 UTC+1 No.1785509 Report

Definitely look into it! It's so damn rad.
Yeah this is Drakkhen 2. They took the world map engine of the first one and used it in this. Other than that, the games are almost nothing alike.
Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)10:10 UTC+1 No.1785516 Report

Strangely enough, Dragon View directly references the plot of Drakkhen, including the bunch of dragons that appear out of fucking nowhere at the end.

Really, I cannot escape the fucking FEVER DREAM that is Drakkhen. The shit in that game will follow me forever.
Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)10:18 UTC+1 No.1785523 Report
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>>1785516I love Dragon...
I love Dragon View enough I've seriously considered attempting to conquer Drakkhen.

But every time I give it an earnest shot... this fucking shit.
Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)10:20 UTC+1 No.1785525 Report
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>>1785523Or this.
Or this.
Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)10:25 UTC+1 No.1785528 Report

Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)10:27 UTC+1 No.1785530 Report

just wat
Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)10:53 UTC+1 No.1785574 Report

Honestly, I will say that Drakkhen feels pretty strange and mysterious just because of some of the occurances like this, but it is pretty bullshit. That said, I haven't really played a game quite like it since, so I don't really know what to say about it at this point.
Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)10:59 UTC+1 No.1785582 Report

I agree. Though the game seems like a mess, it's got a crazy sense of mystery and exploration, at least from the perspective of someone who's completely baffled by the game. Really can't say whether it's good or bad. I can easily say that I usually don't have much fun out of playing it though, hilarious as it can be.
Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)12:22 UTC+1 No.1785664 Report


Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)12:33 UTC+1 No.1785671 Report

Dragon View is pretty great. I was surprised by how good it is.

If it got a sequel, I'd imagine it playing a little more like a sidescrolling beat-em-up, with combos and more special moves.

Also, it has an Airplane reference within the first minute of the game.
Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)14:43 UTC+1 No.1785852 Report

What was stronger, the celestial beasts or the shadow man?
Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)19:22 UTC+1 No.1786453 Report

Oh yeah, heh that reference really caught me off guard. Love the writing in that game though.
Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)21:47 UTC+1 No.1786907 Report

As someone who hasn't played Drakkhen, is there some story behind these enemies, or are they just tough bosses?
Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)21:51 UTC+1 No.1786917 Report

I have no idea they just sort of show up when you're walking around on the overworld.
Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)21:58 UTC+1 No.1786930 Report
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>>1786917The first one...
The first one is caused by looking at a certain constellation at night time.

The laser panther is caused by bumping into an urn in the overworld.
Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)22:01 UTC+1 No.1786937 Report

Dude you know your shit. You beat dat game?
Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)22:07 UTC+1 No.1786951 Report
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>>1786937Long time ago,...
Long time ago, I don't even know how I finished it as a kid to be honest.

If you ever run into a constellation monster or laser panther, just immediately run away.

Typically you can run away from the fights pretty quickly, but you may suffer a casualty or two after getting away.
Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)22:11 UTC+1 No.1786960 Report

Do... do you find the game fun?
Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)22:20 UTC+1 No.1786995 Report
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>>1786960I only beat...

I only beat this game as a kid so I could finally get another game. My parents wouldn't let me get another game till I finished it.

I swear they purposely found the most cryptic, confusing, difficult game they could find so they didn't have to buy me any games for a while. But in some masochistic way, yes I enjoyed it in the end
Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)22:35 UTC+1 No.1787046 Report

Your parents were geniuses then.
Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)22:43 UTC+1 No.1787069 Report

>The first one is caused by looking at a certain constellation at night time.
jesus christ how horrifying

I kind of wish other RPGs where you could see the sky would do something similar. Yeah, it's a bullshit encounter, but I wish games had more of a random mystery to them now. While I don't "like" Drakkhen, I do think some of the cryptic, neat shit it did is pretty cool, if that makes sense.
Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)22:45 UTC+1 No.1787073 Report

>Dragon View
I remember as a kid getting a glitch that I got in like the pyramid level that took me right to the credits.

Completely fucking messed up. It happens fairly often on emulators too, its a shame because besides map navigation, the game was fucking great.
Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)23:22 UTC+1 No.1787171 Report
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>>1787069Here's a...
Here's a video of all the constellations, there's quite a few of them. This scared the shit out of me as a kid the first time it happened.

Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)00:59 UTC+1 No.1787426 Report

oh christ
I started looking up more encounters in the game.

Then I found this fucking thing.
Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)01:37 UTC+1 No.1787519 Report


Oh god that, in the SNES version it actually makes a different sound.

It moans loudly

The game really is unsettling the first time going through it, especially with no exposure to it prior to the first play. Even though it's a rough experience, it's certainly something to try once for how odd it is.
Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)06:44 UTC+1 No.1788345 Report

guess i'll kill myself now
Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)06:48 UTC+1 No.1788356 Report

Wow didn't know about that glitch.

Ya know though, I use to hate the world map but I realize it at least does pretty well in giving a sense of exploration. There's plenty of neat stuff to find out there.
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