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Kid_A

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I was browsing for a DS RPG today and I found this little cartridge labeled "Nostalgia." I vaguely remembered Nintendo Life giving it a 9/10 and the imagery of an airship or something. It was only $10, so I figured, "Why not?" Holywowomygod. This game is charming. So incredibly charming. Now, I've only played it for about 20 minutes, but I honestly can not remember the last time I was this charmed by a game's opening scene. Ancient Babylon? A british Indiana Jones saving a princess from cloaked men in machine guns? That airship?! And it's all presented with charming, N64-era characters and environments?!?! AHHHHHHH! And now I'm in London? WHAT IS THIS GAME?

Should I be getting excited? Because I'm getting excited. Has anybody here actually played this game? Let's talk about it!

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I bought it together with Sands of Destruction (I was looking for some decent RPG titles), but I'm playing SoD at the moment. It is considered the weaker title of the two, but I noticed that both games received above average ratings at best. And yes, while SoD is a fine game at moments, it can also be very monotonous at some spells (maze-like environments, random encounters too often...)
I'll write my impressions as soon as I spend some time on Nostalgia.
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zezhyrule

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Airship? Are they stealing ideas from Final Fantasy now? What's next, cute little white mole bat things with red pom-poms on their heads, and giant yellow chicken horses with catchy theme songs?

ahem, actually I played through this back when it came out, it was nothing too special.

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Gamesake

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Nightwalker wrote:

I bought it together with Sands of Destruction

I heard both of those games were critically disclaimed.

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theblackdragon

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I'm wanting to say that the few people i know who got it back when it came out didn't really like it or never finished it. Not sure, though; it's been a while. though if what Nightwalker says is true re: the random encounters, that kind of thing turns me off anyway.
sorry i can't bring more excitement to this thread, i guess D:

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Objection

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I rather enjoyed it. It's something like FFIII plus FFX plus Skies of Arcadia.
Especially for $10, you'll have a good time unless you hate RPGs.

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@OB: idk, i disagree with the idea that purchasing a game at a low price makes it somehow more enjoyable. a mediocre game is a mediocre game no matter how much you pay.
Glory of Heracles for $4 still stank to high heaven, for example

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CanisWolfred

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Yeah, the random encounter rate is the worst aspect about this game, I find. Luckily the games gives off such an old school vibe that I actually expected it. That didn't stop it from wearing me down, of course, just that it took more time to do so. Normally I hate nostalgic RPGs since they usually bring back the problems along with good, just like in this case, but I enjoyed Nostalgia anyways. Perhaps it gets a pass for being less a new game with old ideas as much as it was originally an old game with ideas that were new at the time.

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I got when it first came and that was before I loved RPG's, on top of that my DSi L and R started crapping out about the same time. So I never finished it. I may go back to it someday...

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CapnPancakes

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I'm going to pick this one up later this month but I know that Final Fantasy: Four Heroes of Light was supposed to be very old-school like this with limited bag space, no direction, frequent enemy spawns, and all that stuff.

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Considering the comparisons with FF brought up in this thread I figured it'd be a good idea to point out that the game was in fact developed by Matrix software; developer of FFIIIDS, FFIVDS, FFIV: The After Years, 4 Heroes of the Light and Bravely Default(AFAIK). They've probably earned the right to borrow some elements from the series.

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zezhyrule wrote:

Airship? Are they stealing ideas from Final Fantasy now?[/sub]

Because Final Fantasy created airships, right? >_>

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Popyman wrote:

zezhyrule wrote:

Airship? Are they stealing ideas from Final Fantasy now?

Because Final Fantasy created airships, right? >_>

Yes.

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