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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: November 25, 2010 (12:39 PM)
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I was considering downloading this game on PSN, but wanted to read a review first. Luckily, this is the only review I found, and it's brilliant. It's actually one of the best I've read from you. It seemed as if every time I wanted to say "so what, Game X is similar--" you would have a smooth rejoinder to silence my inner critic. Expertly paced: kudos. Looks like I have a game to play!


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: November 25, 2010 (01:03 PM)
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I second this, though I bought the game off of EmP's recomendation. I unfortunately had to put it down due to the film, but I've been meaning to restart and pick it up again.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: November 25, 2010 (01:40 PM)
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!! I somehow missed Emp's review.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: November 25, 2010 (01:42 PM)
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EmP didn't review it. I always felt OD's review was strong enough that I never needed to.

But I'm very vocal on how outstanding the game is.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: November 25, 2010 (01:48 PM)
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I always felt OD's review was strong enough that I never needed to.

Never heard you say anything like that before.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: November 25, 2010 (02:06 PM)
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Then I'll even it up by saying he's written nothing of worth since.

Nothing.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: November 25, 2010 (04:16 PM)
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Neither have I. I now have something new to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving -- A COMPLIMENT BY EMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Er...anyway, thanks for the kind words everyone, even this many years after I've written that review. It probably is one of the ones I'm most proud of, especially since I was still new to the community and, while improving, I really wasn't doing anything particularly noteworthy at that time.

I'd say that even now, the only real complaint I could muster about Alundra is that some of the boss fights tend to take overly long due to them having a ton of durability (and, even then, I read they toned that down from the Japanese version) and that's a half-hearted complaint. If I was to fashion an OD All-Time Top 10, that game would be very near the top, I'd wager.


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Author: darketernal
Posted: November 25, 2010 (04:21 PM)
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EmP likes the second Alundra better.

You heard it here first.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: November 25, 2010 (08:39 PM)
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I just downloaded this game, and played the first bit and met Jess and saved my game.

That is all.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: November 25, 2010 (08:39 PM)
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Also, Jess says "You know what I'm saying" more than LL Cool J, which is really strange.


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
Posted: November 25, 2010 (11:21 PM)
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I love Alundra. Oh, so glad I happened upon that game!

Now Alundra 2 on the other hand...


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: November 26, 2010 (05:08 AM)
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Isn't Alundra 2 the '3D' one? =T


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: November 26, 2010 (11:26 AM)
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Yeah. It's ugly and a poor attempt at a 'comedy' game.


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Author: CoarseDragon
Posted: November 26, 2010 (02:22 PM)
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I liked the review but not the game. I felt the controls were at times very clunky and often the jump landing points seemed only half a pixel wide. The story was pretty good, world exploration was very fun and the characters were interesting. I would not give it a ten but if you like frustrating jumps from time to time then I would recommended it.


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