The Official RPG Reload Club Thread

03-19-2015, 10:14 PM
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Another great Reload, Shaun. I look forward to it every week.

Since you asked, I'll put in my vote for Undercroft for the next reader's choice.
03-20-2015, 01:18 AM
Thanks for the vote and the kind words!

03-20-2015, 02:29 PM
Good thing I found this thread. I downloaded Phantasy Star 2 last week after seeing the RPG Reload article. I rented it back in the day but didn't get very far. I was very in to the Super NES RPG's back in those days. Seeing as I'm almost done with PS2, I was curious about PS3 and PS4. Since neither is available, on iOS yet, I'll have to break out the old XBox and my Sega collection disc to try them out. To anyone who has played these, should I go to Phantasy Star 3 or go right to 4 which I heard is the better one?
03-20-2015, 05:51 PM
Phantasy Star 3 is really weird and irrelevant to PS4's story (although *very* relevant to PSO and its progeny), and a lot of people don't like it. I kind of appreciate some of the odd things it does even if I'm not a big fan of it on the whole.

That said - there are really only four games in the classic series, so you kind of have to enjoy each one to the fullest. If you are going to play 3, do it before you play 4.
03-20-2015, 07:14 PM
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The Best

The Best video game articles I have read in a long time, perhaps because they are about games, the author has actually played them, and is knowledgeable about the genre, that and RPGs Also I think the theme of going back and playing classics is very cool with so many new iPhone owners all the time and with so many apps out there this columns really helps define the classics.

Just keep on going!

Now Playing: Wicked Lair and Hero Emblem
I Created: Brigands and Barbarians HD and Mine Out

Last edited by Zenfar; 03-20-2015 at 07:21 PM.
03-21-2015, 12:59 AM
Well I gave PS3 a spin on the XBox collection. As far as the graphics go, eccch!!! Even Final Fantasy 2 (now known as 4) on Super NES, the graphics blow this one away. However it does have a uniqueness to it so that I may try it out further. I also checked out PS2 and I noticed that the sound effects sound cleaner than the iOS version as the battle sounds aren't as crusty but as it is the sound effects on most Genesis games were crusty.
03-21-2015, 02:12 AM
Yeah, the Genesis emulator SEGA is using on iOS has major sound problems. Most official Genesis collections not handled by M2 have issues that way, though.
03-24-2015, 09:51 AM
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Thanks for the QuestLord Reload, I enjoyed reading it. It's the only first-person RPG I've played and I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to get into. Yes, RPG's are a little out of my comfort zone these days but I've always been interested in and admiring of them. Looking forward to QuestLord 2!

My vote for a future Reader's Choice Reload goes to 'Ash'

Last edited by Andy C83; 03-24-2015 at 09:55 AM.
03-26-2015, 11:14 PM
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Yay! Looking forward to next week. This week was great, too.

But I'm afraid I have to disappoint you, Sean: I'm the kind of doc who teaches math, not the kind who is a benefit to society .

Or, to put that in RPG terms: I can help with min-maxing, but I can't do anything about that arrow to the knee .
Yesterday, 03:19 AM
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Thank you for the great KOTOR review! If only the developer fixed the swoop bike controls, I could have conquered the swoop tracks in Manaan and Tatooine. The controls is just so frustrating, doubled by the fact that I played it on an iPhone 4....yup, lags doesn't combine well with awful touch control.