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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: November 27, 2011 (02:49 PM)
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This was a terrific review, dagoss, and it's good to see you contribute to the site again. I haven't read the story on which this series of games is based, but I've played some of Koei's later games (including some in the RotTK series) and I can understand the feeling that there's a bit of magic hidden there underneath the rough crust. I do own this game on cartridge for the NES, I believe, so perhaps one day I'll play it. By the way, when you say "exasperates the problem", do you mean "exacerbates the problem"? I think you probably do. Otherwise, your writing throughout was flawless and you're probably one of the only people who could write a review of this game today and make it seem so intriguing.


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: November 27, 2011 (03:03 PM)
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Wow! Are you reviewing again, dagoss, or was this just a one-time thing? Either way, it's exciting to see you around again. It's been years since I even talked to you last, and wouldn't be surprised if you've entirely forgotten me. But that's alright.

I really enjoyed the review despite knowing nothing about the book on which the game is based. I've heard of it, of course, but like many people you describe, have never read it. Perhaps I'll do that one day, though I likely won't play this game afterward. I think I'd grow impatient with the sluggishness of the whole thing, from what you describe. Still, it is neat to see that the game can still have some sort of appeal despite its age and niche target audience.

Anyway, I hope to see you write more as time goes on, but if not, that's alright, too. I wish you well.


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Author: dagoss
Posted: November 27, 2011 (03:35 PM)
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That's the word! I knew I had it wrong; thanks.

Thanks for the positive comments. Sorry for not posting many any reviews in like a decade. I've started a few but never brought any to fruition. I got into this game though, largely because I couldn't find anyone to talk about it with.

RotTK (the book) is very good, but extremely long. Robert Moss's translation, which is the best available, is about 1,2000 pages, and the shear number of characters can be very difficult to follow (at least, they were for me---I made a list for reference as I went).

How could I forget you Wolfie; you're on my Facebook page thing.


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: November 27, 2011 (04:39 PM)
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I'm really hoping that HonestGamers can become a great place to talk to people about games both old and new, dagoss. That's always been the goal, of course, but that's really a core focus on the site now. I hope that you'll stick around and be a part of that. I don't believe that there's really a great place for gamers to get together and seriously discuss the older games (on multiple platforms) with a good audience made up of fellow retro gamers without it all turning into flame wars. HonestGamers can be that place if enough of us really want it to. Thanks again for your newest contribution!


"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy on reality

"What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto


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