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Dustin Cooper ranked Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of... and 1 more page into Favorite J-Style RPGs

1 week ago

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (ドラゴンクエストVII エデンの戦士たち, Doragon Kuesuto Sebun Eden no Senshi-tachi, Warriors of Eden) and North American PS1 release as Dragon Warrior VII is a Japanese role-playing video game developed by Heartbeat and Ar...

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Dustin Cooper rated Fire Emblem Fates

1 month ago

Fire Emblem Fates

Fire Emblem Fates, known in Japan as Fire Emblem If, is a tactical role-playing video game developed by Intelligent Systems and Nintendo SPD, and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS handheld video game console in June 2015 in Japan and internationa...

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Dustin CooperFire Emblem Fates

1 month ago

I finally got around to playing Conquest this week, and I have to say that the writing is a huge step down from Awakening. I'm only a few hours in, and the game has already had someone explain the protagonist's personality to the protagonist, had the protagonist be shocked that her father is doing evil things even though he's never shown doing anything but evil things, treated the assassination of a character you just found out existed and who said maybe 4 lines to you is moving and tragic, had you suddenly turn into a dragon when that happened for some reason, had the protagonist's father accuse the protagonist of treason after she clearly rejected and fought against her birth family in order to return to said father, and then the father punishing her for her disloyalty by sending her on a difficult mission she would only go on if she were in fact loyal to him. Like these are simple, basic fuck ups that shouldn't even be in a first draft, let alone a published game. And the sad thing is that the team listened to criticism of their last game's story and sought to rectify it by hiring an outside writer. I have no idea how they thought the script he gave them was at all acceptable. The in house writers weren't amazing, but holy shit were they better than this guy.

Still, the relationship conversations seem decent enough, and it seems to play fine, but I just wish those things weren't attached to such an incompetently told story.

Fire Emblem Fates

Fire Emblem Fates, known in Japan as Fire Emblem If, is a tactical role-playing video game developed by Intelligent Systems and Nintendo SPD, and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS handheld video game console in June 2015 in Japan and internationa...

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Dustin Cooper ranked Bayonetta 2 into Favorite Wii U Games

1 month ago

Bayonetta 2

Bayonetta 2 (ベヨネッタ 2, Beyonetta Tsū?) is an action hack and slash video game developed by Platinum Games and published by Nintendo for the Wii U, with Sega as the franchise owners serving as its advisor. It is the direct sequel to the 2009 game, Bayonetta...

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Dustin CooperDragon Egg!

1 month ago

There was the seed of a good idea here, but it needed more work. The level design is generally decent, but not great, and I don\'t think dividing each level up into small chunks helped matters. The way your dragon changes jumping physics for the last two forms is a bit annoying, and I wish I had the option of slowing down my jump in the last form instead of the dragon just doing that automatically every time. And if you manage to upgrade your dragon fully, the game turns into a cakewalk, which isn\'t what you want for a game no longer than a single world in Mario 3 or Mario World. The worst surprise was the music. Some tracks are really grating, which is the last thing I expected out of a Masaya product.

Still, I wouldn\'t call this a bad game. It\'s cute, and everything about it works (aside from some of the music). Like it\'s a competent game, but it had the potential to be something special. There are better platformers on this console that will cost you less. There\'s no reason to get this over the first two Bonk games or Momotaro Katsugeki.

Dragon Egg!

Dragon Egg! is an Action game, developed by Tenky and published by NCS, which was released in Japan in 1991.

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Dustin Cooper rated Dragon Egg!

1 month ago

Dragon Egg!

Dragon Egg! is an Action game, developed by Tenky and published by NCS, which was released in Japan in 1991.

Score: 6.0 (Not bad!) - Rank it!

Dustin Cooper ranked Genji Tsushin Agedama into Favorite PC Engine Games

2 months ago

Genji Tsushin Agedama

Genji Tsushin Agedama is (for most levels) an auto scroll platform shooting game, where you are constantly running, dodging and building up different ‘powers’ accessed by holding down the fire button. These range from whirlwinds to multiple genies and can...

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Dustin Cooper rated Genji Tsushin Agedama

2 months ago

Genji Tsushin Agedama

Genji Tsushin Agedama is (for most levels) an auto scroll platform shooting game, where you are constantly running, dodging and building up different ‘powers’ accessed by holding down the fire button. These range from whirlwinds to multiple genies and can...

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Dustin Cooper rated Viewpoint and 1 more page

2 months ago

Viewpoint

Enter the world of Viewpoint, this stunning 3D diagonal-scrolling shooter, a visual masterpiece which allows you to play from a three-quarter perspective. Unimaginable enemies and inventive traps lurk around every corner and the intense action will rattle...

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Dustin CooperAoi Blink

2 months ago

This game is frustratingly close to being really good. Like the presentation's great, the character switching mechanic is very original and works well, and the level design is pretty good for the most part. But there are two problems that just fuck it all up:

1. The jumping control isn't all that tight. You don't really notice until you try to get into tricky areas or on small platforms, but the jumping just doesn't feel quite right, and it's really frustrating when you end up dying in a way you wouldn't have in a Mario game or something.

2. The worst problem is the hidden key mechanic. Basically, in each world, you need to find a special key to unlock the door to the boss. But there aren't any hints to where these are, and the hiding places seem pretty random. You can only find them by shooting just the right spot, so unless you look up their locations, your best course of action is just to be constantly shooting at everything on every stage and hope that it wasn't in a tiny space between a couple of your shots. It makes the whole thing frustrating and tedious, but if you look it up, then it removes any need to play half the stages in the game. This more than anything else stops the game from being great.

It's still not a bad game, and it might be worth picking up if you're a big platformer fan, but you can do better on the PC Engine.

Aoi Blink

Based on a TV anime series (from the grandfather of manga Osamu Tezuka), Blue Blink is a cute platformer that manages to find its place among the crowd. The game is divided up into different areas, each represented by a map screen. Within these areas, you...

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