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Re: Top games of LunarNET!

Postby exigence » Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:08 pm

Nice to see Ico getting some love that is probably one of the most recent games that actually blew me away, they did so much with so little.

But how about Zombies Ate My Neighbors i mean c'mon that game is epic 50 levels with wacky weapons and monsters, great level design and a fair amount of difficulty and theres a co op mode thats one of the best 2 player games on genesis.
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Re: Top games of LunarNET!

Postby cj iwakura » Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:00 pm

1. Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
2. Dragon Force
3. Lunar: Eternal Blue
4. Persona 3
5. Growlanser II: The Sense of Justice
6. Final Fantasy VI
7. Lunar: The Silver Star
8. Space Channel 5
9. Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines
10. Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos

Honorables...

M.U.S.H.A.
Castle Shikigami 2
Starfox 64
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Re: Top games of LunarNET!

Postby Sonic# » Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:15 am

I just cracked open Space Channel 5 this morning to pay homage to "Space Michael." :D Great that it makes your top ten.

And... Castle Shikigami 2? Really? My ex bought it and we played it for a while. It's great fun, but the cutscenes and dubbing are just horrible, if... hilarious.
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Re: Top games of LunarNET!

Postby WD RPG WD » Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:59 am

1. Shenmue Dreamcast
2. Curse Of Monkey Island PC
3. Lunar: Eternal Blue. SEGA CD
4. Lunar: The Silver Star. SEGA CD
5. Shenmue II XBOX
6. Secret of Monkey Island SEGA CD
7. Sonic 3 & Knuckles SEGA Genesis
8. Albert Oddysey Gaiden: Legend Of Eldean SEGA Saturn
9. Shining The Holy Ark SEGA Saturn
10.Dragon Force SEGA Saturn

HM: Golvellius: Valley of Doom SEGA Master System
Morrowind XBOX
Sonic CD SEGA CD

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Re: Top games of LunarNET!

Postby GhaleonOne » Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:36 am

I'm just glad to see Dragon Force getting some love, as it's a forgotten gem these days. It really sucks that WD went under when it did, because that PS2 Dragon Force port/upgrade would have been tailor-made for them.

And cj, nice to see another NG2 fan. The music in that game alone made it worthwhile. The storyline was actually quite good for a non-RPG of it's time
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Re: Top games of LunarNET!

Postby cj iwakura » Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:08 am

Sonic# wrote:I just cracked open Space Channel 5 this morning to pay homage to "Space Michael." :D Great that it makes your top ten.

And... Castle Shikigami 2? Really? My ex bought it and we played it for a while. It's great fun, but the cutscenes and dubbing are just horrible, if... hilarious.


The dubbing is up there with 'so bad it's good'.

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It's a really good game, horrible dub aside, and it has an interesting plot if you can piece it together(good luck).


Dragon Force is still leagues ahead of most modern strategy RPGs. Shame we didn't get the remake or to a lesser extent the sequel. It's mostly mediocre, but I've played worse.
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Re: Top games of LunarNET!

Postby WD RPG WD » Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:50 pm

Happy to see Shenmue on a few lists. Most underrated game ever. And G1, I thought Grandia was on your old top ten lists.

Monde, Willy Beamish as HM? I almost put that in but was afraid of persecution. :)

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Re: Top games of LunarNET!

Postby Monde Luna » Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:38 pm

WD RPG WD there is just something about Willy Bemish that is addictive and entertaining. At the time WB was different than anything I had ever played before. It might even be my favorite non RPG game. I wasn't afraid of persecution :wink: but I didn't think anyone would even remember WB. WB was fun, it required some logic, and it was surprisingly difficult. I always got stuck at the part with the frog. To this day I don't think I ever beat the game. I think the SegaCD broke before I could fix it. I also enjoyed the fact that it gave you something to do while the game was loading even if it was as simple as moving a snake around the screen.

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Re: Top games of LunarNET!

Postby PrettyGirlJean » Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:56 pm

Can we include a series or does it have to be individual games? I'll edit my list accordingly :) If it's by game it makes it so hard, I'd have to kick some of my favorites off the list Dx

1) Lunar 1
2) Lunar 2
3) Gabriel Knight 1
4) Gabriel Knight 3
5) Silent Hill 1
6) Final Fantasy X
7) Final Fantasy 3 (Eng, not JPN)
8) Shadow of Destiny
9) Rhapsody
10) Shadow Hearts

Honorable Mentions: Popful Mail, Phoenix Wright 3, Starcraft

So hard! xD
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Re: Top games of LunarNET!

Postby GhaleonOne » Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:02 pm

It'll need to be by game, otherwise it'll be too hard to add up, since we've already started that way.
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Re: Top games of LunarNET!

Postby PrettyGirlJean » Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:27 am

Is there any chance we can do a top 20? :D Anyhow, I edited my list, it was really hard because I've played SO many good games, a lot of which have been listed by others... but even though most of the ones I listed probably don't have much of a chance I still had to list them anyways, they deserved to be on the big list with the others :)

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Re: Top games of LunarNET!

Postby GhaleonOne » Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:15 am

Maybe next time.

Also, if you haven't posted yours and still wanna, post away. I'll give until Sunday night before I start counting it up.
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Re: Top games of LunarNET!

Postby GhaleonOne » Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:01 pm

I present to you: The Top Games of LunarNET. T'was a pain to add all these up, but I'm pretty sure they're accurate. I'm going back and double-checking the top 10 to make sure. I only did honorable mention tie-breakers for top 10. Would have taken too long to fix ALL the ties in the lower parts of the table

140 - Lunar 1
136 - Lunar 2
32 - The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past
27 - Skies of Arcadia
24 - Sonic 3+Knuckles
18 - Final Fantasy VI (3 SNES) - took 6th based on honorable mention vote
18 - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarana of Time
17 - Chrono Trigger
16 - Dragon Force
15 - Xenosaga III

14 - Ico
14 - Legend of Dragoon
13 - Sonic CD
13 - The Curse of Monkey Island
12 - Tales of the Abyss
12 - Chrono Cross
11 - Shenmue 1
11 - Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
10 - Growlanser
10 - Final Fantasy X

9 - Tales of Phantasia
9 - Devil May Cry 3
9 - Langrisser IV
9 - Diablo 2
9 - Grandia II
8 - Suikoden II
8 - Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
8 - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
8 - Civilization IV
8 - Shenmue 2

8 - Gabriel Knight 1
8 - Mass Effect
7 - Xenogears
7 - Gabriel Knight 3
7 - Growlanser IV
7 - MGS4
7 - Persona 3
7 - Zombies Ate My Neighbors
7 - Tales of Rebirth
7 - Disgaea

6 - Phantasy Star IV
6 - Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
6 - Aladdin
6 - Earthbound
6 - Lufia II
6 - Growlanser II
6 - MGS
6 - Shadow of the Colossus
6 - Silent Hill 1
6 - Final Fantasy X-2
6 - Civilization 3: Conquests
5- Final Fantasy VIII
5 - Halo
5 - Secret of Monkey Island
5 - Final Fantasy IV
5 - Sakura Taisen
5 - Mortal Kombat
5 - Secret of Mana
4 - Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
4 - Dragon Quest VIII
4 - Star Ocean 2
4 - Assassin's Creed
4 - Phoenix Wright
4 - Final Fantasy Tactics
4 - Suikoden V
4 - Kingdom Hearts II
4 - Legend of Mana
3 - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
3 - Persona 4
3 - Albert Oddysey Gaiden: Legend of Eldean
3 - Final Fantasy VII
3 - Space Channel 5
3 - Final Fantasy XII
3 - Super Mario World
3 - Snatcher
3 - Kingdom Hearts
3 - Phoenix Wright
3 - Shadow of Destiny
3 - Resident Evil 2
3 - Final Fantasy IX
3 - Ninja Gaiden 2 (NES)
2 - Half-Life
2 - Shining The Holy Ark
2 - The Legend of Zelda
2 - Dawn of War: Dark Crusade
2 - Rhapsody
2 - Tales of Vesperia
2 - Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines
2 - Suikoden
2 - Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
2 - Sim City 4
2 - Morrowind
1 - Super Mario Kart
1 - InFAMOUS
1 - Arc the Lad II
1 - Shadow Hearts
1 - Warcraft 3
1 - Wing Commander: Privateer
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Re: Top games of LunarNET!

Postby exigence » Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:28 am

how can snatcher be so low i should've put it on my list. Its the ultimate choose your own adventure book.
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Re: Top games of LunarNET!

Postby GhaleonOne » Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:38 am

Yeah, Snatcher was awesome. I probably should have put it on my list as well.
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Re: Top games of LunarNET!

Postby exigence » Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:33 am

In Snatcher the code that changes the cutscenes back to the PC Engine, does that work? i could never tell, i looked for the dogs intestines to twitch, looked for the shower scene and i don't recall any difference after the code. Was there some more blood and gore type stuff that they covered up that i wasn't noticing?
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Re: Top games of LunarNET!

Postby DragonmasterDan » Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:43 am

exigence wrote:In Snatcher the code that changes the cutscenes back to the PC Engine, does that work? i could never tell, i looked for the dogs intestines to twitch, looked for the shower scene and i don't recall any difference after the code. Was there some more blood and gore type stuff that they covered up that i wasn't noticing?


It doesn't change the scenes in fact, it does nothing besides play Konami sounds. It may have originally been intended to do something but got edited out.

Jeremy Blaustein who localized Snatcher (and the original Metal Gear Solid for Playstation) has confirmed this in a few interviews. He did a rather infamous podcast interview some years ago where he confirmed this (and ripped on Konami).

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Re: Top games of LunarNET!

Postby swordandshield » Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:43 pm

I think Terranigma, Illusion of Gaia, and Tales of Destiny deserve more credit but nice list.

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Re: Top games of LunarNET!

Postby Sonix » Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:57 am

Oh damn. I knew I forgot something. Phantasy Star IV :/ That would probably be in top 5.
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Re: Top games of LunarNET!

Postby ilovemyguitar » Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:13 am

So Super Mario World gets a score of 3, and no other Mario platformers in the entire list? That's unexpected.
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