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Topic: The unforgettable Landstalker

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OorWullie

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Getting round to starting my 2nd playthrough (19 years later) of this Sega classic so I thought I'd check the review here again as I know it was released on VC.I can't believe in 5 years there has only been 4 comments posted on it,scandalous!.It truly is 1 of the greatest Action RPG's of all time,at least I thought it was as a 16 year old anyway and anyone else who played it at the time would likely agree.I was obsessed with this game back then and regularly skipped school to play it,much to my detriment as I'd never seen anything quite like it,although to be fair I never had the pleasure of playing any of the SNES RPG's till I got my Wii.Even still though,its unique enough to be talked about in the same way as Mana,Zelda etc IMO.Alas so many gamers probably never experienced it at the time or have probably never even heard of it to this day but all those who were lucky enough to play it will likely tell you its 1 of their most memorable games they played growing up.Am I right?How it holds up today with the isometric view,I'm not too sure but I'm soon to find out.Just got to finish Hellfire first though,another teenage favourite.

Anyway,if this comment makes 1 person aware of this game who wasn't before and they go ahead and download it from VC then it was worth my time posting this comment.Thank me later whoever you may be :-D

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MAB

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Yeah it is a classic action/adventure/puzzler with a groovy little story to match ;) I also had the follow up on Saturn 'DARK SAVIOUR' made by the same dudes 'Climax Entertainment' this is another gem that improved the style of gameplay even further.

DARK SAVIOUR Saturn

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Reala

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I played through dark saviour a lot but still barely played land stalker really, its on my to do list though as I loved dark saviour the isometric view point thing takes a bit of getting used to but it was worth it.

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I hated the isometric view. It made the game unplayable.

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Reala

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The isometric view on dark saviour was helped in that you could rotate the camera at least to help judge your jumps better, in 2D games its a bit more trial and error.

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OorWullie

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I don''t think I ever played that even though I had the Saturn.Never had it for too long saying that as it got nicked from a mates house about a year after I bought it by some junkie who then sold it and all my games for 20 quid for a bag of heroin as I was to found out later.

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OorWullie

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Cheers for the video.Definitely never played or heard of it.Looks great,its Landstalker but better.So not only did that junkie rob me of my Saturn he also robbed me of a top gaming memory.Next time I'm back in Scotland and see the scumbag I will give him a smack for this to go with the doing he got all those years ago :-D

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ogo79

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theres an interesting sequel of sorts for super famicom called lady stalker. theres an english translation being made and probably will be available in cart form.

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As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

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Gamesake

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Dark Savior was pretty awful. You're not missing much. Land Stalker was alright. I was more a fan of the Oasis series.

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WanderFan91

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Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole was ... okay. It's decent, but not horrible. What I don't like about it are the obnoxious sounds Nigel makes when he gets hit and dies, dying makes you start from the last saving point as opposed to continuing your progress without having to start the newer portion over again, the controls are very loose (which is not a good sign in this type of game), and the isometric viewpoint wasn't implemented well enough here, imo. If I wanted to play an isometric adventure game, I would play the awesome, underrated game Equinox on the SNES anyday; because that game has solid play control, a good amount of challenge, a huge abundance of atmosphere, it's really fun to play, and the usage of the isometric system was done well in this game (yeah, there are no shadows below the platforms, which adds to the challenge, but at least Glendaal and the enemies have them on the ground, so at least there's an indicator to let you know if you're on them or not; Landstalker, on the other hand, simply had no shadows at all, which makes the experience less fun and exciting). I honestly find Landstalker to be very overrated; it's not bad, I just feel that that game is overhyped. But if people like Climax Entertainment's 16-bit Sega adventure, then that's great, to each their own. I just fall in the minority where people don't quite feel that way.
Oh, I remember having heard of the Super Famicom follow-up Lady Stalker: Challenge from the Past (classy title, there; no guess whatsoever for the Japan-only release), and I remember hearing that it's an inferior game to Landstalker (though I don't know that for a fact, nor am I interested, considering my experience with the Genesis game isn't positive, and I'm not going to change my mind on it anytime soon).

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ogo79

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@RetroBrony91
ouch. at least peep this:

the_shpydar wrote:
As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

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MAB

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Might as well give you PART 2 ;) enjoy

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