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Video Game Challenge Day 30: Needs one less sequel

“Game that you really wish hadn’t got a sequel”

It has to be Chrono Trigger. Well, I don’t really have anything against Radical Dreamers; it’s the more well-known game that replaced it that’s the problem.

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Video Game Challenge Day 29: Needs a sequel

 “Game that you really wish would get a sequel”

 Probably no surprise to anyone who’s been following this whole series of posts: Xenogears. (Xenosaga doesn’t really count, and Xenoblade definitely doesn’t.) It was even called “Episode V”, implying it should have been part of a series. (And maybe a prequel would be better than a literal sequel.)

Although there is a very good chance that a sequel might fall far short of expectations; in fact tomorrow’s post will be a good example of why I’m saying that.

Video Game Challenge Day 28: Favorite quote

 “Favorite quote from any video game”

My favorite serious-ish quote is easy enough.

“You humans have strange customs.”

Said by Akuma Zozma in SaGa Frontier, in reaction to Asellus trying to deny/self-hate her own feelings for White Rose.

But since this would be another short post if I left it at that, here are some funnier quotes too. (Possibly not quoted with 100% accuracy.)

From Super Robot Wars; anything Excellen Browning says in battle; especially when using Oxtongue Rifle D.

“This moment of pain is brought to you by the letter D.”

“What does D stand for? Demon? Destroyer? My cup size?”

“D stands for Demolish, Demise, DOOOOOM!!!”

From Project X Zone: “Ghosts and Goblins? Something about that makes me thing of constant meaningless death.”

And the most badass line was in yesterday’s video: “That was pretty interesting. But dropping a warship on me is cheating… Take it back!”

Video Game Challenge Day 24: Shocking Moment

“Moment that shocked you the most in any video game”

This is one where I knew what it was going to be right from the beginning. I was playing an RPG that blurred the line between fantasy and sci-fi, and around the mid-point of the game, all of a sudden my favorite character was killed!

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Video Game Challenge Day 22: Weapons and powerups

“Favorite video game weapon, equipment, or power-up”

Time for an unexpected choice: the Tank in Final Fantasy Legend 2. No, you don’t drive around in as a vehicle; you can just carry one (or more!) of these around taking up the same amount of inventory space as a sword, a book, some eyedrops, or the ability to headbutt. (The Final Fantasy Legend games are weird. They’re really the first three games in the SaGa series, renamed Final Fantasy outside Japan to make them sell better. The first one is infamous for the fact that you can kill the Creator with a chainsaw; or you can ignore the glitch and fight him the way you’re supposed to, which involves a nuke and a glass sword.)

But it’s not just the ridiculousness that makes me say this; the tank is also both a gun and a shield. You can block while attacking; the other two weapons that have this property only hit one target, but the tank hits a whole group. Despite being weaker than the Samurai Bow (which doesn’t make any more sense than being able to carry a tank), the Tank is even a passable endgame weapon.

But on the subject of ridiculousness, the tank is first available in the same part of the game that censored opium into bananas. As in, you have to stop an illegal banana smuggling operation.