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#32 Final Fantasy X
guessed by Farsala
platform PS2/Switch
release year 2001
developer/publisher Square
genre roleplaying game
links Wikipedia

I forgot about Final Fantasy X in the past lists, but as it's HD-rerelease got a Switch release I am now reminded how I invested many hours on the PS2 into this game.

This is one of the big JRPGs and I think it's the last mainline Final Fantasy game with turn-based combat (which I in most cases prefer over action based combat as it allows for more depth if used correctly).

The plot is that Blitzball-player Tidus awakes in Spira, after his hometown zanarkand is attacked by a mystic beast named Sin. He learns that Zanarkand was destroyed 1000 years ago, so seemingly Sin transported him through time. Tidus meets a few new people, including most importantly a summoner named Yuna, who sets out to defeat Sin.

Character development had an interesting twist in this game with the spherical grid on which you activated nodes to gain abilities. Choosing a path decided over the development of the character.

And Final Fantasy X had with Blitzball the probably best minigame ever in a RPG. I had a lot of fun just playing Blitzball. Once I learned how to be good at it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcTbhsWaQ6g



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my greatest games: 2017, 2018, 2019

Predictions: Switch / Switch vs. XB1 in the US / Three Houses first quarter

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Last chance for game #31:

#31 Guessed by The_Liquid_Laser: Armello

a) The king becomes consumed by the rot.

b) The tribes try to take control from the king and compete with each other.

c) This indie game is basically a tabletop game with cards and dice realized as a computer-game.

d) Play a character from the Wolf-clan, Rat-clan, Rabbit-clan or Bear-clan fighting for the throne.

#30 Guessed by S.Peelman: Resident Evil: Revelations

#29

a) Giant monsters vs. giant aliens!

b) There are giant footprints at one path.

c) You play one kid in a group of kids.

d) The game is part of a series of small games from well-known japanese game designers.

#28

a) "Хорошо! Я буду работать на тeбя, проклятый капиталист!"

b) "It have bomb! But it no problem."

c) Apparently mercenaries are a bunch of drama queens.

d) In this first game in the series you fight over the control of a small island because of the trees growing there.

#27 Guessed by S.Peelman: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

Last edited by Mnementh - on 02 December 2019

3DS-FC: 4511-1768-7903 (Mii-Name: Mnementh), Nintendo-Network-ID: Mnementh, Switch: SW-7706-3819-9381 (Mnementh)

my greatest games: 2017, 2018, 2019

Predictions: Switch / Switch vs. XB1 in the US / Three Houses first quarter

Mnementh said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

Here is my next round of clues.

25.  a)  This Switch game is a combination of two different franchises.  It also appeared on other platforms before coming to Switch.
b)  This game is not published by Nintendo, nor is Nintendo licensing out their IP to another company.
c)  One of these franchises must be licensed from the Russian government.

23.  99% of the code for this sim game was written in assembly language.

22.  This NES game is a sequel to an arcade game.

21.  At the end of this 2-player arcade game, you fight to see which one wins the girl.

#25: Puyo Puyo Tetris (this was hard with only the first two hints)

#22: Punch-Out!!

Both Correct!

S.Peelman said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

both correct!

I tried to make these clues harder, but you still got it anyway.

Well, I am a huge Rollercoaster Tycoon fan, so I knew that before I had even finished reading the sentence.

A fan of the first two games anyway. The third was okay, but we won't speak about the insult that is World. Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 is probably my most played game ever, if it would've kept time over the years (and across all my computers), I'm sure it would've been thousands, maybe even ten thousand hours by now.

Yeah the first two Rollercoaster Tycoon games are awesome.  I could have easily have put the 2nd game on my list instead of the first.  In my head I kind of lump them together.  I didn't really appreciate what I had until the later sequels came out.  Apparently, the programmer did things with the game that no one else could do because he wrote in in assembly language.  The game was really ahead of its time and possibly still is.  That's why it's the highest sim game on my list.  



#29:

... .... ....

hee... hee... hee hee...

aha! aha! ahahahahahahahahahahaha! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

#28:

where did my partner from my last adventure go?

#27:

you fight a chicken in a robot suit

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TruckOSaurus said:
mZuzek said:

#32 - The only mainline game in this space-based series where you actually explore multiple planets.
Hint 2 - It was the first game in the series to feature voice acting, though it's nowhere near as infamous for it as the next one that did.

#31 - You play as a blue dude with a terminal heart disease, and have several visions of a certain black dog over the course of the game.
Hint 2 - It's an indie game that took heavy inspiration from A Link to the Past and Diablo.

#30 - A short game that was made using the engine of a game famous for having never gotten a "3".

#29 - The opening stage features some of the most infamous voice acting ever put in a videogame.

#32: Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
#30: Portal
#29: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

All correct, good stuff.



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I forgot to put in a second hint today since this one hadn't been guessed yet. Let's see if someone's quick enough, I'll post it in a few hours.

#30: In the early days of this franchise, it seemed like every game was some sort of a 'subgame' of the famous 'main game'. Every game is still a full blown game though, and mine in particular focussed on one single building.
#30 (Hint 2): A tall building to be exact, and on top, on the 100th floor, you'll finish it by building the great Cathedral as it's crown.



mZuzek said:

I'm amazed no one even took a guess here. Gonna catch up a bit, so, more hints.

#31 - You play as a blue dude with a terminal heart disease, and have several visions of a certain black dog over the course of the game.
Hint 2 - It's an indie game that took heavy inspiration from A Link to the Past and Diablo.

Hyper Light Drifter



Let's have a champion time!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUG_NS0xqSY

ARamdomGamer said:
mZuzek said:

#31 - You play as a blue dude with a terminal heart disease, and have several visions of a certain black dog over the course of the game.
Hint 2 - It's an indie game that took heavy inspiration from A Link to the Past and Diablo.

Hyper Light Drifter

Yes.



The_Liquid_Laser said: 
S.Peelman said:

Well, I am a huge Rollercoaster Tycoon fan, so I knew that before I had even finished reading the sentence.

A fan of the first two games anyway. The third was okay, but we won't speak about the insult that is World. Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 is probably my most played game ever, if it would've kept time over the years (and across all my computers), I'm sure it would've been thousands, maybe even ten thousand hours by now.

Yeah the first two Rollercoaster Tycoon games are awesome.  I could have easily have put the 2nd game on my list instead of the first.  In my head I kind of lump them together.  I didn't really appreciate what I had until the later sequels came out.  Apparently, the programmer did things with the game that no one else could do because he wrote in in assembly language.  The game was really ahead of its time and possibly still is.  That's why it's the highest sim game on my list.  

The second game will also be the highest sim game on my list.

It is indeed timeless. I guess it's the, basically, perfect balance of freedom for the player and complexity/depth. Most other games fail at perfecting this balance. I have never tried Planet Coaster, the defacto RCT successor, though.

Moren said: 

#28:

where did my partner from my last adventure go?

28: Zelda Majora's Mask?



Mnementh said:

Last chance for game #31:

#31

a) The king becomes consumed by the rot.

b) The tribes try to take control from the king and compete with each other.

c) This indie game is basically a tabletop game with cards and dice realized as a computer-game.

d) Play a character from the Wolf-clan, Rat-clan, Rabbit-clan or Bear-clan fighting for the throne.

#30 Guessed by S.Peelman: Resident Evil: Revelations

#29

a) Giant monsters vs. giant aliens!

b) There are giant footprints at one path.

c) You play one kid in a group of kids.

d) The game is part of a series of small games from well-known japanese game designers.

#28

a) "Хорошо! Я буду работать на тeбя, проклятый капиталист!"

b) "It have bomb! But it no problem."

c) Apparently mercenaries are a bunch of drama queens.

d) In this first game in the series you fight over the control of a small island because of the trees growing there.

#27 Guessed by S.Peelman: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

31 is Armello?

Mnementh said:
#32 Final Fantasy X
guessed by Farsala
platform PS2/Switch
release year 2001
developer/publisher Square
genre roleplaying game
links Wikipedia

I forgot about Final Fantasy X in the past lists, but as it's HD-rerelease got a Switch release I am now reminded how I invested many hours on the PS2 into this game.

This is one of the big JRPGs and I think it's the last mainline Final Fantasy game with turn-based combat (which I in most cases prefer over action based combat as it allows for more depth if used correctly).

The plot is that Blitzball-player Tidus awakes in Spira, after his hometown zanarkand is attacked by a mystic beast named Sin. He learns that Zanarkand was destroyed 1000 years ago, so seemingly Sin transported him through time. Tidus meets a few new people, including most importantly a summoner named Yuna, who sets out to defeat Sin.

Character development had an interesting twist in this game with the spherical grid on which you activated nodes to gain abilities. Choosing a path decided over the development of the character.

And Final Fantasy X had with Blitzball the probably best minigame ever in a RPG. I had a lot of fun just playing Blitzball. Once I learned how to be good at it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcTbhsWaQ6g

It's funny you mention Blitzball, because a lot of how I rank Final Fantasy games has to do with their option content like Mini-games and post game content.  I know at one point I went through FFX and played as much Blitzball as I possibly could.  I do remember that being one of the best parts of the game.

Also, I really love this game because of Auron.  He's one of my favorite FF characters.