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Retrojrpg doing a group game playthrough [Apr. 12th, 2010|01:02 am]
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Thanks to Crantz for the webspace.

Go here if you want to hear more - I'm going to be playing around with an old SNES game called Paladin's Quest after 5 Mountain with some friends via AIM and the like.

If anyone's interested in joining in, let me know.
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Last week's posts on Retrojrpg [Mar. 3rd, 2010|05:01 pm]
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Thanks to Crantz for the webspace.

Laplace no Ma - A Cluthoid horror game on the SNES


Dragon Quest - A classic.

Final Fantasy II - It's infamous. Why?

And some others. Finally the snow's melting off here. Maybe it'll be spring soon.
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Last week's posts on Retrojrpg [Feb. 22nd, 2010|06:35 pm]
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Thanks to Crantz for the webspace.

Hoshi wo Miru Hito - a terrible RPG, and remarkably so.


Verne World - A SNES rpg with some curious choices and a multicultural cast.


Dream Master - A NES rpg / exploration game with some nice sprite work.

And some others. Debating about doing a "Game in 30 minutes" kind of overview of an early game section. Should do it with other people though.
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Random attempt at blogging - [Feb. 17th, 2010|08:28 pm]
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http://retrojrpg.thefannish.org

Commentary about JRPGs, theory, etc.

Thanks to crantz for the webspace.
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High Altitude Wheat Free Chocolate Cake [Sep. 18th, 2009|03:46 pm]
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This is a small quantity of dough, suitable for a small amount of cupcakes. I baked about 2/3 of the dough in a 5x2 inch loaf pan in a toaster oven and it behaved quite nicely. This is an adult chocolate cake - which is to say, it's dark, rich, and not too sweet.

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Fakename on Dreamwidth [Aug. 26th, 2009|08:24 pm]
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Just letting people know I'm Fakename on Dreamwidth. I may post there, I may post here. Either way, you can find fannish stuff over there.
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Canon and language [Aug. 25th, 2009|05:40 pm]
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Other "canon in fiction" talking here -

If it's not in canon, why write it?

I was thinking about the language of canon. That's really a terrible way of putting it, but if you're dealing with translated work, your canon ends up with the nuances of the original, and the nuances of the translation. It's impossible for a translation to perfectly show the good and the bad of an original. Some times the differences come down to pedantic little details, and some times the differences completely change the meaning of the work. Technically, you could argue that different versions of a canon show similar issues (so, say, movie canon is not book canon.)

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More Early RPGs [Apr. 7th, 2009|11:55 am]
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So, moving on, let's talk about Final Fantasy II versus Dragon Quest III. They came out the same year. Dragon Quest III in the start of the year, and Final Fantasy II in December. It's highly unlikely that the programmers for Final Fantasy II were able to play Dragon Quest III in depth. So, how do these games compare to their earlier iterations?

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Early RPG Analysis [Apr. 3rd, 2009|11:19 am]
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So, I've been poking slowly through Dragon Quest / Warrior I and II and Final Fantasy I (GBA remake.) It's interesting what I've been noticing (ignoring, of course, the ways that the remakes made the systems easier to use.)

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So - finally got the last Christmas present [Feb. 20th, 2009|08:16 pm]
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Preordered Retro Game Challenge for the DS. Thanks to delays, it came out recently.

It's a surprisingly good translation, and the story mode's actually fun to play. One thing I love about it is how they handled the voice clips. You seeCollapse )
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