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Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
Posted: August 12, 2011 (01:29 PM)
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Great review, Rob! I was hoping not to be the only one contributing this week.

There is one place where you have "you characters" instead of "your characters".

Again, great work. You really captured the excitement of playing this back in the day.

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Author: threetimes
Posted: August 13, 2011 (06:27 AM)
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I've never played this game, and I doubt I ever will as I guess the game fares better with the benefit of nostalgia. The review seemed a bit short on some details though, such as the music, and story, and I thought parts of the second paragraph seemed a bit redundant and could be trimmed a bit. Great introduction, giving the context of the game, and I appreciated the clear descriptions of the gameplay so I know exactly what to expect IF I ever change my mind!

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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: August 15, 2011 (09:51 AM)
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Part of the lack of music description is because this is a pure nostaglia review that I was doing off memory. Which means any music description would be "the stuff I kinda remember was pretty cool, I think". So I decided to go away from that.

As for the story, there's really not much of one. You go around the world and do stuff. Eventually you find a group of sages in their own little village. They tell you about the four elemental fiends. But there's really no plot other than an excuse to tie the dungeons together. And, once again, that wound up being something that really didn't stick out in my mind enough to really bring up. It's one of those old-school RPGs that is more about exploration and dungeon crawling than plot. Really, of the American-released 8-bit RPGs, I don't know if any other than Dragon Warrior IV had a plot that was more than a flimsy excuse for you to explore the world and kill every monster you see.

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