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"Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Sun 13 Mar 04:18post reply

Just another general discussion topic -- how often would you say the following scenario occurs?

A good game -- not quite the best game ever, but a good game regardless -- falls into obscurity, and available copies become rare. As a result of its rarity, the good game becomes "BEST. GAME. EVER," or "Quite simply, the best game of the series!" jacking up the value of the game, disappointing players who spend that amount and find out that it's really not as great as people made it out to be. A good game is ruined with overhype.

How often would you say it occurs, and do you note any particular games with which it's occured (such that it might just be better to wait for a possible re-release)?






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"Re(1):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Sun 13 Mar 04:22post reply

quote:
Just another general discussion topic -- how often would you say the following scenario occurs?

A good game -- not quite the best game ever, but a good game regardless -- falls into obscurity, and available copies become rare. As a result of its rarity, the good game becomes "BEST. GAME. EVER," or "Quite simply, the best game of the series!" jacking up the value of the game, disappointing players who spend that amount and find out that it's really not as great as people made it out to be. A good game is ruined with overhype.

How often would you say it occurs, and do you note any particular games with which it's occured (such that it might just be better to wait for a possible re-release)?


all of this remind me of one thing.......Chrono Trigger.





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"Re(1):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Sun 13 Mar 04:24post reply

Overhype occurs ALL THE TIME, but generally the games are still good and are worth picking up (especially to a collector). When you're looking for this sort of game, always assume it's being overhyped. Rondo of Blood is a good example, but it's hardly mediocre (it's great.) I think people in the 'states pay a bit too much for it (you can get it in Japan for much cheaper), but then again, money in and of itself doesn't bring happiness, does it? ;D Castlevania 3 and x68000 are still my favorites in the series, though.





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"Re(1):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Sun 13 Mar 04:25post reply

Well IMO it doesn't happen that often...
sometimes... And the rare title that I've chased and who were "not that good" were Shinobi and PS2, and Mario Kart DD.

Of course it happens to me more at the SNES time.






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"Re(2):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Sun 13 Mar 04:25post reply

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"Re(1):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Sun 13 Mar 04:37post reply

Strange. I happen to think that Chrono Trigger, Radiant Silvergun, are, objectively, great games.

The thing is, it's completely between the game and the individual whether or not some special bond or experience takes place. Highly subjective.

'Overhyping' of games that are rare or obscure might happen when others try to force themselves to have the same special relationship with a game as someone else did.

On the other hand, I'm sure that certain games have some special quality to them that many people could connect with if they look carefully.

I've been playing Getsufuu Maden for NES, and I think it's an example of the latter. I didn't have to look long at all.





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"Re(1):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Sun 13 Mar 06:08post reply

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A good game -- not quite the best game ever, but a good game regardless -- falls into obscurity, and available copies become rare. As a result of its rarity, the good game becomes "BEST. GAME. EVER," or "Quite simply, the best game of the series!"

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"Re(3):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Sun 13 Mar 07:11post reply

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"Re(2):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Sun 13 Mar 11:17:post reply

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Overhype occurs ALL THE TIME, but generally the games are still good and are worth picking up (especially to a collector). When you're looking for this sort of game, always assume it's being overhyped. Rondo of Blood is a good example, but it's hardly mediocre (it's great.) I think people in the 'states pay a bit too much for it (you can get it in Japan for much cheaper), but then again, money in and of itself doesn't bring happiness, does it? ;D Castlevania 3 and x68000 are still my favorites in the series, though.




Actually, Vampire Killer (Bloodlines in the US) became more expensive than Rondo in Japan nowadays,up to 20.000yens sometimes (more than Radiant!) even if you can get the european/us version for almost nothing. But I don't think anybody would consider it the BEST of the serie, regardless of its insane rarity level.
Makes me sad...
Oh well, thanks to that, I was able to find a copy of Rondo for half the usal price ;D
Rarity isn't always related to to the gaming value. I almost collapsed the first time I saw some obscur 100 copies produced architecture saturn game sold for 100.000 yens.





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"Re(3):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Sun 13 Mar 11:28post reply

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Actually, Vampire Killer (Bloodlines in the US) became more expensive than Rondo in Japan nowadays,up to 20.000yens sometimes

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"Re(4):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Sun 13 Mar 19:31post reply

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"Re(5):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Mon 14 Mar 07:54post reply

I remember Genesis' Landstalker. A great game, but not as good as we were told here in Europe. Well, I played it some months ago for the first time, so my judgement should have been influenced in a negative way by the passing of time...

Panzer Bandit for PSOne is an example of a rare and forgotten masterpiece, at least IMO.

And I'm still waiting to play the so called "most beautiful Saturn platform game ever", Astal.





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"Re(6):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Mon 14 Mar 07:57post reply

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Panzer Bandit for PSOne is an example of a rare and forgotten masterpiece, at least IMO.
YES, easily one of my favorite games on the system.





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"Re(6):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Mon 14 Mar 10:05post reply

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And I'm still waiting to play the so called "most beautiful Saturn platform game ever", Astal.



Actually, I was interested in Astal as well. I remember hearing, when it first came out, that the game was mediocre, but lately people have been hailing it as a great platformer. This is, of course, without falling inot the "overhype letdown" state that this thread is about...





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"Re(4):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Mon 14 Mar 10:43post reply

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"Re(5):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Mon 14 Mar 10:45post reply

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But we all know that game is GOD-- no questions asked.

Actually, I kind of agree with Holiday... ^^; a very good game, but it is hardly the be-all, end-all of shooters.. plenty of others I like more. ^^;





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"Re(6):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Mon 14 Mar 11:37post reply

I agree... Radiant is good, but not 150 US Dollars on eBay good. I loved Rondo of Blood and had wished I was able to complete the game when my friend owned it for a while. I had Panzer Dragoon Saga for a bit, but never really played through that game.

I dunno... it's really hard to justify paying over 100 bucks for a game nowadays. I usually end up buying my games for 20 bones in the value bin. cheapassgamer.com has been my best friend recently.





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"Re(7):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Mon 14 Mar 11:41post reply

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I had Panzer Dragoon Saga for a bit, but never really played through that game.




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"Re(8):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Mon 14 Mar 11:43post reply

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I had Panzer Dragoon Saga for a bit, but never really played through that game.

Then you missed out. Big time.



I know...

My friend still has it though... I can always borrow it.





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"Re(9):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Mon 14 Mar 17:48post reply

I played Astal's first stage once, when a friend of mine took home his modded Saturn last year. Everything I heard about the game simply didn't make justice to it. I just can't understand how a 10-years-old game can be so astonishing...

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I had Panzer Dragoon Saga for a bit, but never really played through that game.

Then you missed out. Big time.


I know...

My friend still has it though... I can always borrow it.



Do it, it's one of the best games I've ever played, and possibly the best Saturn one. I was lucky enough to get the last one available in Spain when it was released, and I'm eager for playing it again. Too bad SEGA decided it isn't worthy of a PS2/XBox remake...





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"Re(10):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Mon 14 Mar 18:19post reply

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Too bad SEGA decided it isn't worthy of a PS2/XBox remake...


If it's as good as you say it is, then maybe the guys at Sega think it's too good to have again one of those shitty remakes by D3.
Wait, Sega did the new Altered Beast? Wooops.





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"Re(2):Re(10):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Mon 14 Mar 21:33post reply

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Too bad SEGA decided it isn't worthy of a PS2/XBox remake...

If it's as good as you say it is, then maybe the guys at Sega think it's too good to have again one of those shitty remakes by D3.
Wait, Sega did the new Altered Beast? Wooops.



Hah.

Why the hell Sega didn't just port the game to Dreamcast I'll never know.

I doubt I'll ever play this Panzer Dragoon Saga for myself... probably one of the biggest holes in my super-advanced level gaming education.





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"Re(3):Re(10):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Mon 14 Mar 23:23post reply

Overhyped game: Final Fantasy VI

Simplistic story, mostly forgettable cast, and the most stupid villain ever. Sure, it has cool scenes in the middle, but by no means it's as good as fanboys say. It's just that there weren't many RPG's back then on the US.

Or that's my unpopular opinion.





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"Re(4):Re(10):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Mon 14 Mar 23:34post reply

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Overhyped game: Final Fantasy VI

Simplistic story, mostly forgettable cast

OBJECTION !

FF6 is the only FF for which the hype was not overdue. Simple doesn't mean simplistic.
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"Re(4):Re(10):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Tue 15 Mar 00:27post reply

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Overhyped game: Final Fantasy VI

Simplistic story, mostly forgettable cast, and the most stupid villain ever. Sure, it has cool scenes in the middle, but by no means it's as good as fanboys say. It's just that there weren't many RPG's back then on the US.

Or that's my unpopular opinion.

I thought the hype for FFVI got out of hand when FFVII came out. In the eyes of some fans FFVII committed two mortal sins: First, it was in 3D so that automatically made it suspect. Second, it had the nerve to be popular. FFVII introduced RPG's to a much larger segment of people than had played them before and this didn't sit too well with the players who enjoyed the idea of RPG's as a niche genre. FFVI ended up getting declared "the best thing ever" due in a large part to it being a game that came out before the mainstream success of FFVII.

P.S. Kefka was about as intimidating as Liberace. When I played the game I remember wishing they would quit giving so much screen time to that clown so they could bring on the real villian. Imagine my disappointment when I realized I was going to be stuck fighting the guy for the rest of the game.





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"Re(4):Re(10):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Tue 15 Mar 00:52post reply

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Overhyped game: Final Fantasy VI

Simplistic story, mostly forgettable cast, and the most stupid villain ever. Sure, it has cool scenes in the middle, but by no means it's as good as fanboys say. It's just that there weren't many RPG's back then on the US.

Or that's my unpopular opinion.

While I disagree strongly (VI is certainly not without its shortcomings, but seriously... name an FF that isn't), I can certainly see where you're coming from. I've always been of the mind that people who are fanboy-ish about particular FF games are so because it was their first FF game (or the first one they could appreciate as an adult). You know... nostalgia and all that. I group Chrono Trigger in there as well.

As for the rest, I agree that some people do overhype rare games as a kind of geek social elitism... but most of those games are hyped because they are pretty damn good.





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"Re(5):Re(10):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Tue 15 Mar 01:27:post reply

I would have to agree on the FFVII hype. It isn't even close to the best RPG I have ever played, yet it was heraled as the first RPG to have appealed to the masses and put the genre on the map. I felt that the game became stale after the 2nd half of the game, with the plot falling apart and the gameplay being reduced to pressing one button over and over to hurry up and get through a fight. And things like Chocobo breeding and fighting in the casino arena made me hate life... it was way too tedious. I actually prefer FFX over this game.

My most favorite underhyped game would have to be Burning Rangers. Awesome game that I always wished was brought out on a more powerful console. Everyone talks about Nights, but I never understood why that game was so hyped. I would rather have a BR sequel than a Nights one.





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"Re(6):Re(10):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Tue 15 Mar 03:13post reply

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I would have to agree on the FFVII hype. It isn't even close to the best RPG I have ever played, yet it was heraled as the first RPG to have appealed to the masses and put the genre on the map. I felt that the game became stale after the 2nd half of the game, with the plot falling apart and the gameplay being reduced to pressing one button over and over to hurry up and get through a fight. And things like Chocobo breeding and fighting in the casino arena made me hate life... it was way too tedious. I actually prefer FFX over this game.

My most favorite underhyped game would have to be Burning Rangers. Awesome game that I always wished was brought out on a more powerful console. Everyone talks about Nights, but I never understood why that game was so hyped. I would rather have a BR sequel than a Nights one.



Agreed on the FFVII thing, specially when it comes to Sephiroth, the lamest RPG villain ever.

And really, I own both Destrega and Panzer Bandit. Destrega is not that quite of an OMGWTF PWNZZ!!11ONEELEVEN game, but it's fun indeed.
Panzer Bandit, on the other hand fairly enjoyable. One of the most fun PSOne games ever.





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"Re(7):Re(10):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Tue 15 Mar 04:27post reply

The cast of FF6 was anything but forgettable IMO. As a matter of fact, the cast was probably one of its greatest strengths. I always did prefer the 2D FFs over 3D ones. I don't think it's just because it's 3D. Call me wierd but I think something magical was lost in the transition.

As far as 3D FFs...FFX > FF9 > FF7 > FF8 in my humble opinion.

Oh, and it doesn't help that Uematsu's best work was during the SNES days.





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"Re(8):Re(10):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Tue 15 Mar 04:32post reply

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The cast of FF6 was anything but forgettable IMO. As a matter of fact, the cast was probably one of its greatest strengths. I always did prefer the 2D FFs over 3D ones. I don't think it's just because it's 3D. Call me wierd but I think something magical was lost in the transition.



On FF6 you say?
I think so too. In fact, I was playing the PSOne version just to see the japanese dialogs.

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"Re(8):Re(10):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Tue 15 Mar 10:55post reply

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Call me wierd but I think something magical was lost in the transition.
I think it was lost between FF5 and FF9, personally. I prefer old school setting for the FF games, and FF6 started the "modern" ones and dropped the jobs. FFT and FFT-A are fine anyway.





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"Re(2):Re(10):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Tue 15 Mar 11:33:post reply

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Wait, Sega did the new Altered Beast? Wooops.



But Altered Beast wasn't that great of a game to begin with... I didn't love it then, I sure don't love it much more now...

There are some really cult games that are overhyped by their cultists. I've seen a good clutch of people rant about the greatness of Rising Zan, which has admittedly terrific cutscenes, is pretty funny, and has a lot of game features that are fun (some at least in theory). But there's this and that in its execution such that the playing of the game itself isn't so great.

I don't want to pass judgement on games I haven't beaten, but after having spent a few dozen hours on each of Shadow Hearts 2 and Disgaea, I find neither to be as totally enjoyable as so many claimed. I don't feel compelled at all to finish the second disc of SH2. They're not bad games at all; I just think that I have better ones to spend my time on.





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"Re(9):Re(10):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Tue 15 Mar 13:50post reply

Failing to this day to get my hands on it, I can't say, but I have the impression that the famous Tenchi Souzou for Super Famicom might qualify (it did make it somewhat to the UK or Australia maybe I hear, under the name Terranigma). It's got a mystique as a huge huge cart (100 megs was it?) with a good story and high adventure....or so I hear. The truth may be different if I find a copy.

Iggy: your beloved Unlimited Sagas were hyped but aren't rare or hard to find. Disqualified!In fact they're very accessible, as they're all piled out in a pyre outside of my house to pay for the sins of Saga Frontier.

FFVI as overhyped? こちらこそIggy/異議あり! But that's a different (and dangerous for Rid) conversation. Don't think that it suddenly became overhyped and hard to find when VII became "popular" either...VII was just the first popular one in America. VI sold at least a million on its first day in Japan as I remember, and it's super easy to find. In the US, though, it was a massive struggle finding that (very justly) hyped game in US cartridge format.

Tengu: any RPG is always better in its original language, agreed, but didja have to pick the heinous PSOne failure of a FF VI ROM conversation "PSOne special edition" to play it in?





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"Re(9):Re(10):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Tue 15 Mar 13:56post reply

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I think it was lost between FF5 and FF9, personally. I prefer old school setting for the FF games, and FF6 started the "modern" ones and dropped the jobs.



Until I played FF9 I felt for a very long time that FF5 was way better than FF6. FF5 retained something which the succeeding Final Fantasies lacked, and maybe it's the fact that the succeeding games forgot their roots in favor of a more steampunk-ish style. That is to say, to make another game with different values and slap the Final Fantasy name on it as if someone was afraid that it wouldn't fly on its own (and I assure you, FF7 would have indeed taken off without the name slapped on it-- the marketing blitz is what clinched everything).

As for the topic, Radiant Silvergun IS overhyped. It is a good game, sure, but it's not worth its asking price. Neither is Valkyrie Profile, although I never had the benefit of playing the game myself. It's hard enough to get me to buy a $50 game as things go these days... and I only buy a $50 game if I know for sure that I really wanted it (in which case that game was Star Ocean 3, and I'm STILL playing it). I am a rather picky buyer.





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"Re(3):Re(10):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Tue 15 Mar 18:13post reply

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Wait, Sega did the new Altered Beast? Wooops.


But Altered Beast wasn't that great of a game to begin with... I didn't love it then, I sure don't love it much more now...




Altered Beast was a game suitable for all audiences. There were bulky naked greek mutants (the main characters were pure gold), hairy/furry/scaly monsters, zombies, insects...even a damsel in distress!! And there also were those voices..."POWER UP!!" Yes, it was a lovable game...

I loved it, but whenever I see something related to that remake, I feel miserable. It just doesn't make justice to the original concept.





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I can't say, but I have the impression that the famous Tenchi Souzou for Super Famicom might qualify...


Personally I couldn't keep myself playing Terranigma. The first few hours of the game I was absolutely enthralled, as you start out in the world of an the inside of a globe and the mechanics are immediately fun...

It has strong puzzles and a cool feel to it, but for me the combat just got really old. You start the game with all the moves you'll ever know (basically), which isn't a bad thing at all, but there's just no depth to it (that I can remember). There's variety, and you can block, amazingly, which is very cool, but using the same strategies for about 16 hours and watching my spear change colors every once in a while (yay), I just got really bored.

Maybe I don't remember well enough, but to me most of the finesse moves seemed really unnecessary. Even though Secret of Mana had much simpler action I somehow found its battles much more involving. Maybe it was the slime herding... either way Terranigma just started to drag for me around halfway through, and I didn't feel like going on.

I hear I missed some nice plot twists, though.





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"Re(10):Re(10):Overhyping rare & decent games" , posted Wed 16 Mar 00:30post reply

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Tengu: any RPG is always better in its original language, agreed, but didja have to pick the heinous PSOne failure of a FF VI ROM conversation "PSOne special edition" to play it in?



Yeah, I know, I feel ashamed.
But I borrowed from a friend, so it's not that much of a crime.

And that PSOne verstion is quite irritating alright.
Jesus, it has gigantic loading times for almost anything. I couldn't go as far as the Floating Continent. It was driving me crazy.





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"Re(2):Re(10):Re(10):Overhyping rare & decent " , posted Wed 16 Mar 04:37post reply

Yeah, I had a feeling that Tenchi Souzou was both duly beloved and duly overhyped. Heard it had an interesting story and scenario, I wonder if it would hold up to even try to play it. I managed to get through the elusive Estpolis Denki II/Lufia 2 for the first time last year for the opposite reason, based soley on its famously fun dungeons. This one was actually worth it.

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Ironically, my own experience of that horrid PS version was sort of an overhype of a hard-to-find copy. The FF Collection seemed so beautifully packaged and collector's item-ish, and soon, it was hard to find. Too bad all you get from that treasure chest of pretty packaging is the old Final Fantasy..."Monster-in-a-box!" trap.





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"Re(3):Re(10):Re(10):Overhyping rare & decent" , posted Wed 16 Mar 05:23post reply

For the PS1 versions of Square SNES/SFC games, I honestly don't think the load times were that bad. Longer than what you got on the console, sure. But I thought it was still quite bearable. [In the case of Chrono Trigger, though -- toward the end (spoiler) when a whole bunch of scenes flash by are supposed to flash by in a manner capable of inducing epileptic seizures -- the PSX version did load each scene individually (spoiler) -- and that got kinda slow.)

What got on my nerves, though, is that they recorded the sound effects (white noise and all) and saved them as low-quality sound files, so that the PS1 version's sound effects overall sounded worse than those the SNES versions.






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"Re(3):Re(10):Re(10):Overhyping rare & decent" , posted Wed 16 Mar 05:50post reply

Jesus, I'm doomed.
I've player PSOne FFVI AND Chrono Trigger..a lot!





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"Re(4):Re(10):Re(10):Overhyping rare & decent" , posted Wed 16 Mar 07:51post reply

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For the PS1 versions of Square SNES/SFC games, I honestly don't think the load times were that bad.

Ah, you have the patience of a Buddha. Those loads take longer than FFVII, which is disgraceful. Hahah the music--after owning the FFVI soundtrack on CD, it was nice to hear the PS version play the songs in full Commodore 64 quality audio, along with the maddening SHRIEK of the menu cursor's movement.

People can even search for the more overhyped and undergood FF Collection limited edition with some kind of clock/plaque of FFVI's Tina to commemorate their idiocy.

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Which reminds me, why isn't Xenosaga II Mok-Kos Limited Edition of all things on this list?





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"Re(5):Re(10):Re(10):Overhyping rare & decent" , posted Wed 16 Mar 08:03post reply

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Which reminds me, why isn't Xenosaga II Mok-Kos Limited Edition of all things on this list?

Because it's not a game (well, people say a game comes as a bonus with the statue, but I've yet to hear from someone who played it).
Also, even though it's hyped to death, it's not undue hype. My recent motherboard malediction prooves the oh too real power of that statue from hell.





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"Re(5):Re(10):Re(10):Overhyping rare & decent" , posted Wed 16 Mar 08:37post reply

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Ah, you have the patience of a Buddha. Those loads take longer than FFVII, which is disgraceful.

When you've played through Sonic 3D Blast on the Saturn, load times like that don't mean much.

Load times on the Saturn Sonic 3D Blast were absolutely horrendous. They were commonly 15 to 30 seconds long, whenever you did ANYTHING -- start the game, beat a stage, go to a special stage, return to a special stage, even lose a life. If you died, I'd swear it would erase the entire stage from memory and spend time loading the exact same stage back up.

I'm surprised I held myself to beat the game the entire way through, given the load times and the mediocrity of the game. These days I'd just quit and never play it again.

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Hahah the music--after owning the FFVI soundtrack on CD, it was nice to hear the PS version play the songs in full Commodore 64 quality audio, along with the maddening SHRIEK of the menu cursor's movement.

Wait, I seemed to remember the songs being played back in full-quality -- and my roommate had a pretty good sound system too. It was just the sound effects that I remembered being recorded at a low sample rate.






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"Re(6):Re(10):Re(10):Overhyping rare & decent" , posted Wed 16 Mar 09:01post reply

Haha, survived 15 second loading times? That makes my Sega Mega CD loadings for Lunar seem nice indeed. FFVI PS's soundeffects sound bad, but the music does, too--every single instrument sounds tinny and warped. I noticed it right from the flat-sounding opening logo and my buddies and I flipped when we heard the Prelude and other pieces with high notes. Phew.





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