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I never finished this game. Is it worth going back to?

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I never finished this game. Is it worth going back to?

Postby Devonathan » Wed May 11 2016 3:22am

I had this game growing up and I absolutely loved it. I would play the game as far as I could until it got to hard, then I would delete the save file and start over. Eventually I got games like Shining Force 1 & 2 along with Phantasy Star 2, 3 & 4 that destroyed my interest in SitD.

I've never given the game a serious try as an adult - is it worth revisiting?

If I were to play through the game what advice do you have that will help me succeed this time?
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Re: I never finished this game. Is it worth going back to?

Postby Assassins » Wed May 11 2016 3:43am

How much are you into dungeon crawling and map drawing?
The failblood.

On the battlefield, when everything is chaos/ you have nothing but the way you feel, your strategy and a sword/ just think of the life you'll have together after the war

Prepared spells:
0 resistance , resistance, guidance, guidance, detect magic
1 obscuring mist, bless, protection from evil, magic weapon, shield of faith
2 wind wall, bulls strength, bulls strength, aid
The failblood.

On the battlefield, when everything is chaos/ you have nothing but the way you feel, your strategy and a sword/ just think of the life you'll have together after the war

Prepared spells:
0 resistance , resistance, guidance, guidance, detect magic
1 obscuring mist, bless, protection from evil, magic weapon, shield of faith
2 wind wall, bulls strength, bulls strength, aid
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Re: I never finished this game. Is it worth going back to?

Postby Devonathan » Wed May 11 2016 5:20am

I LOVE dungeon crawling and moderately enjoy map drawing.

I played, and almost beat, Phantasy star 1 when I was 4. My mom still has some of my map drawings from it. As an adult I've beaten PS1 4 or 5 times, but for some reason I never returned to SitD.
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Re: I never finished this game. Is it worth going back to?

Postby Assassins » Wed May 11 2016 6:43am

Then go for it and grindy grind
The failblood.

On the battlefield, when everything is chaos/ you have nothing but the way you feel, your strategy and a sword/ just think of the life you'll have together after the war

Prepared spells:
0 resistance , resistance, guidance, guidance, detect magic
1 obscuring mist, bless, protection from evil, magic weapon, shield of faith
2 wind wall, bulls strength, bulls strength, aid
The failblood.

On the battlefield, when everything is chaos/ you have nothing but the way you feel, your strategy and a sword/ just think of the life you'll have together after the war

Prepared spells:
0 resistance , resistance, guidance, guidance, detect magic
1 obscuring mist, bless, protection from evil, magic weapon, shield of faith
2 wind wall, bulls strength, bulls strength, aid
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Re: I never finished this game. Is it worth going back to?

Postby MXC » Wed May 11 2016 12:47pm

I always enjoyed this gaming, knowing what I was getting into. It can be frustrating at parts but the game is good. If you really don't feel like mapping and are worried about missing out on stuff, there is a really good guide at RPG Classics.
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Re: I never finished this game. Is it worth going back to?

Postby Devonathan » Fri May 13 2016 7:34am

Honestly I think I would just follow a guide. My goal is to just finish the game.
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Re: I never finished this game. Is it worth going back to?

Postby darkwraith007 » Sat May 21 2016 7:19pm

Devonathan wrote:Honestly I think I would just follow a guide. My goal is to just finish the game.


The game doesn't need a guide. It is quite simple and honestly I feel you're better off giving it an hour to figure things out before resorting to getting a guide.

I somewhat miss the pre-Internet days where you didn't have a choice and HAD to use your head (or ask a friend at school) on how to get past a particularly hard part.

Some of it is preserved in the Dark Souls series (for the first week after a launch) but then with Dark Souls 3 they gave a big 'screw you' to non-Japanese players and put out rampant spoilers before the official launch.

So I do hope you give the game a go and that you avoid savestates (if playing on an emulator) and avoid looking up a guide.

As for Phantasy Star 1, you should know that SMSPower did a fantastic retranslation of it with a much better font. The expanded story, clear item/spell names, and t he YM2413FM audio to make it a far more pleasant experience.
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Re: I never finished this game. Is it worth going back to?

Postby DomingoRules! » Wed Aug 17 2016 9:31am

darkwraith007 wrote:I somewhat miss the pre-Internet days where you didn't have a choice and HAD to use your head (or ask a friend at school) on how to get past a particularly hard part.


I still believe in those days. I pretty much never resort to the internet unless it's for something obscure, like what items do in an old RPG that doesn't give descriptions of what items with unusual and hard to figure out effects do. Or if it's something for unlocking extra features, or tips for getting trophies/achievements. Or sometimes, after I beat a game, I may be curious about one or two things that maybe I missed or ignored. If it means I get stuck and can't beat a game, then that just means I'm not good enough to beat said game. Failure is part of the experience, after all.
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Re: I never finished this game. Is it worth going back to?

Postby Chaos Wizard » Sun Sep 04 2016 4:49pm

What I did growing up was just memorize as I kill... I mean go... :shifty:

Okay I can still feel the imaginary monster goop matting my imaginary sword and armor.... Okay I'm going to go do another play through. :damnit:

And this will make twice for this year, so yes my answer is it's totally worth it. When I was 7 I actually cried when I beat it because it was over.
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