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Diablo Rising

On 04/19/2024 at 09:52 AM by KnightDriver

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Diablo IV threatens to take over every minute of my gaming, but I managed to squeeze in some retro and get my GP rewards points done. 

Retro Game Boy:

Final Fantasy Legend III - I set up my GameCube and Game Boy Player to play this. My GBA SP wasn't cutting it. The Screen is just too dim for my eyes. In the game, I got aboard the time travel ship and couldn't figure out how to launch the darn thing. I guess I'm stupid, but I picked up the Collection of Mana for Switch, and I'll try the first game in the series sometime. 

Retro SNES:

Super Metroid - I really dig the look of this game. I played it on Switch with the subscription. For a while I thought I couldn't roll into a ball but then found the item that you need to do it. It's a very cool game. My tolerance for platforming is low however. I kept wondering why there wasn't a film. To heck with Predator vs Alien, how about Samus or Ripley continuing the fight. 

Final Fantasy VI - I got the pixel remaster and was excited for it but got stuck quite early on. You have to fight a guy and his minions and get past them. I got all his minions but he just knocked all my characters back to HP 1. I'm not sure how to proceed now. I'm keeping this in the mix for next time when I look up a guide and see what I'm doing wrong. 

Retro Genesis (all on Sega Genesis Collection, Xbox Series S):

Streets of Rage 2 - I really enjoy this. I feel like the weapons don't pop out of your hands as easily as they do in the first one. They let you take a minor hit without dropping them, which I love. I always hated it when the second you get a knife or pipe an enemy knocks it from your hand with a cheap shot. 

Sonic The Hedgehog - Doubtfully started but found myself completing level after level and actually enjoying it. What a revelation this game must've been at the time. The speed is great and the replayability high. 

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 - Same with 2. I love the transport tubes and twisty paths. It took me a bit to get the hang of Sonic's moves, how to run and tuck into a ball. Once I got it I wanted to go as fast as possible. 

Game Pass:

Lil Gator Game - I use this for rewards points in Game Pass, but I've gotten quite attached to it. I'm a bit at a loss now though because I think I need a few more friends but can't find them. So I just run around the islands looking for things to smash and hope to find them. I wish for a quest progress screen or mini map but all you have is the ability to climb to high spots and look out, only, you can't see all that much up there just what's fairly nearby. I enjoy the realism of that, but I still want a map with quest markers. 

Main Concern:

Diablo IV - I'm a level 63 Necromancer on World Tier III, Nightmare. I've finished the campaign. After that you get all sorts of new variations on the many dungeons in the world. There's new gear, new glyphs and sygils to find. The amount of tweaking that can be done is almost overwelming. I'm not even going to try and crunch the numbers on all that stuff. It'd be like taking Calculus all over again. I'm just focusing on minion strength and numbers, trying to build a killer army of skeletons and one golem to handle the battles while I loot and snipe from outside the scrum. I'm also generally following an achievement guide to give me some focus because there's a lot to get lost in. I'm really into it. 





Cary Woodham

04/20/2024 at 08:30 AM

I think I need to educate you on Final Fantasy Legend vs. Final Fantasy Adventure.  The Collection of Mana series has Final Fantasy Adventure.  It has NOTHING to do with Final Fantasy Legend.  In fact, neither of those games have anything to do with Final Fantasy at all!  In Japan, Final Fantasy Legend is part of the SaGa series.  Have you ever played any of the SaGa Frontier games?  Those are sequels to the original Game Boy trilogy.  Final Fantasy Adventure is the first game in the "Mana" series, which is why it's on the collection.  They were just changed to have the Final Fantasy name in the US for name recognition.  In Japan, the SaGa (Final Fantasy Legend) series have been more traditional turn based RPGs while the Mana (Final Fantasy Adventure) games are more like action RPG Zelda-ish games.

I wish I could help you on FF6 but I'm not really clear as to where you are.

Streets of Rage 2 is fantastic.  One of the few Genesis games that really impressed me.

I'm not a big fan of Sonic games, but I will say 2 is better than 1.  Mainly because Tails is in it.

My main problem with Lil' Gator Game is the same as yours.  Would love a map or something.  Still a great game, though.


04/25/2024 at 10:29 AM

I remember reading about the Legend/Adventure FF games before but had only a vague recolection about them. Thanks for the clarity. What on Earth were they thinking naming them Final Fantasy. Seems the rudest way to trick you into buying them. I discovered the action RPGness of Adventure and prefer the Legend/SaGa turn-based style of play. I have Romancing SaGa 2 and 3 on Xbox but maybe those are a little different from SaGa Frontier. AHHH!!!

Very early on in FF6. 40 minutes in. Locke and the Moogles fight the guards... (watched a video) Looks like I couldn't beat the Guard Leader because I wasn't using the moogles spells, I think. 

I am desperate for a map in Lil Gator since all my achievements left are for breaking everything, friending everyone and talking to that monkey in the main town I can't seem to find. I kind of love just roaming around in it though. 

Cary Woodham

04/28/2024 at 08:21 AM

It may not make sense to call both series Final Fantasy now, but back when these were released, RPGs were not as popular as they are today and nobody was very knowledgeable about Japanese series, so I'm sure calling them both Final Fantasy for name recognition in the US seemed like a good idea at the time.

Yeah that first moogle battle can be tough.  You can either cheese it and have only one team do all the battles, or let the other teams be damage sponges while you have the team with either Locke or Mog in them do the bast attacks on the boss.  Later on you'll have to do a more complicated version of those 'strategy' battles but there it's best to make a good team and have just them fight all the battles.

I finished the main story in Lil' Gator Game but I didn't do anything after that.  Cute game for what it is, though.


05/03/2024 at 10:38 AM

I think I just didn't use the Moogles well enough. The walkthrough made it look pretty easy. 

I'm trying to complete everything in Lil Gator Game. 

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