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First update in a while, I bought FF VIII.



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Two Tribes Mega Pack:
It's a retail release that includes:
Toki Tori, both Gameboy Colour and Windows versions. (Could just count this as one)
A unreleased demo called Three Tribes. (probably shouldn't count this)
Toki Tori 2+
Swap This!
And Rive: Ultimate Edition that I already own digitally.
It all comes in two different retail boxes.



Spyro trilogy and final fantasy 8



Ganoncrotch said:
DreadPirateRoberts said:
I like the Atelier series, but with so many long games coming out, my backlog just can't justify buying the latest ones. It doesn't help that I'm one of those people who dislikes Japanese VA and prefers English, and the latest games lack that.

And speaking of backlogs, I guess I'm the first to claim Final Fantasy VIII.

The screenshots I've seen of that look beautiful, have you installed and played some of it yet? I'm wondering is it just the in game models which got tidied up or have the FMV's gotten some love as well.

I haven't played it yet - I generally keep to one "console", one "handheld" and a couple bite sized games at a time.  VIII is a title I'd play handheld, but I'm focused on Fire Emblem right now.   But, it's not going to go on sale for a while and I'm a sucker for Final Fantasy, so I caved.   FWIW, the "console" game I am working on is the final missions in Starlink, before moving onto Astral Chain this weekend.  The bite sized games are Donkey Kong (1994; GB) and Mario vs. Donkey Kong (GBA), that I seriously can't believe I missed when I was younger, as well as Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (again, FF sucker) that is definitely inferior to the later Curtain Call updated release.  



DreadPirateRoberts said:
Ganoncrotch said:

The screenshots I've seen of that look beautiful, have you installed and played some of it yet? I'm wondering is it just the in game models which got tidied up or have the FMV's gotten some love as well.

I haven't played it yet - I generally keep to one "console", one "handheld" and a couple bite sized games at a time.  VIII is a title I'd play handheld, but I'm focused on Fire Emblem right now.   But, it's not going to go on sale for a while and I'm a sucker for Final Fantasy, so I caved.   FWIW, the "console" game I am working on is the final missions in Starlink, before moving onto Astral Chain this weekend.  The bite sized games are Donkey Kong (1994; GB) and Mario vs. Donkey Kong (GBA), that I seriously can't believe I missed when I was younger, as well as Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (again, FF sucker) that is definitely inferior to the later Curtain Call updated release.  

March of the mini's is indeed an awesome game, love the lil movies in it as well about the fun new mario toy recall being really impressed with those when I got it on the GBA, reminded me of Warioware Inc. As for playing the first release of Theatrhythm if you have Curtain call... there's no real point I think, I beat everything 100% in The original release of that and looked over what curtain call offered was pretty much everything in the game I played and a tiny bit more so I didn't get the 2nd version of it, but if you started with curtain call, think you can just say you've also played what's good in theatrhythm.



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Spyro Reignited Trilogy - physical

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Ganoncrotch said:
DreadPirateRoberts said:

I haven't played it yet - I generally keep to one "console", one "handheld" and a couple bite sized games at a time.  VIII is a title I'd play handheld, but I'm focused on Fire Emblem right now.   But, it's not going to go on sale for a while and I'm a sucker for Final Fantasy, so I caved.   FWIW, the "console" game I am working on is the final missions in Starlink, before moving onto Astral Chain this weekend.  The bite sized games are Donkey Kong (1994; GB) and Mario vs. Donkey Kong (GBA), that I seriously can't believe I missed when I was younger, as well as Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (again, FF sucker) that is definitely inferior to the later Curtain Call updated release.  

March of the mini's is indeed an awesome game, love the lil movies in it as well about the fun new mario toy recall being really impressed with those when I got it on the GBA, reminded me of Warioware Inc. As for playing the first release of Theatrhythm if you have Curtain call... there's no real point I think, I beat everything 100% in The original release of that and looked over what curtain call offered was pretty much everything in the game I played and a tiny bit more so I didn't get the 2nd version of it, but if you started with curtain call, think you can just say you've also played what's good in theatrhythm.

Honestly, pretty much the only thing that is the same from the first release to CC is the songs and the character art.  It's crazy how primitive the first is.  CC isn't touch only, though you can play it that way, and that was the biggest adjustment for me. I was used to using the control stick and ABXY buttons to hit the notes. Dozens more songs on cart, including spin offs - and many more on DLC, including from series like Bravely Default, SaGa and Mana series,  up to FF XIV, many more characters.  And instead of this strange three round per game thing, you can play every on-cart song out of the box.  And, a better form of adventure mode.  I actually enjoy noting the differences between the two games.



Final Fantasy VIII Remastered, digital



Gameplay > Graphics

Substance > Style

Art Direction > Realism

SteamWorld Dig - digital

Mega Man Legacy Collection - digital

Last edited by KLXVER - on 08 September 2019

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