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been looking for a new piece of escapist media to numb the pain. would be thankful for any recommendations.
>Various escapist media series I am already a fan of
07th Expansion, 101 Universe, Battle Angel Alita, Ben 10, The Big Lez Show, BlazBlue, The Book Eating Magician, The Chronicles of Narnia, Chrono, Cookie Clicker, Cthulhu Mythos, The Dark Tower, DC Comics, Demonbane, Demon King Daimao, Destiny, Devil May Cry, Digimon, Discworld, Doctor Who, Doom, Dragon Ball, Dragon Quest, Dungeons and Dragons, The Elder Scrolls, Fighting Fantasy, Final Fantasy, Fine Structure, Freezing, Fullmetal Alchemist, Galaxy of Pen & Paper, God of War, Grisaia, GURPS, Gurren Lagann, Haruhi Suzumiya, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Hoshizora no Memoria, Housepets!, Hyperdimension Neptunia, Image Comics, Improbable Island, Infinity Series, Interface Series, Interstellar, I/O, I Shall Seal the Heavens, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Kamen Rider, The Krosmoz, League of Legends, The Legend of Zelda, Lessa, The Librarian, Madoka Magica, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Magic: The Gathering, Manifold, Marvel Comics, Masters of the Universe, Medaka Box, Megaton Rainfall, Mortebianca, Mother Series, MS Paint Adventures, My Little Pony, Nasuverse, Nightside, OFF, Pokemon, Pretty Cure, Radiant Historia, Red Dwarf, Sailor Moon, Saint Seiya, SCP Foundation, Shin Megami Tensei, Shinza Bansho, Slayers, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Spirit of Eternity Sword, Star Maker, Star Trek, Star Wars, Sunrider, Super Mario, Super Sentai, Tenchi Muyo!, To Aru, Tolkien's Legendarium, Touhou Project, Transformers, Twin Peaks, Undertale, Vampire Hunter D, Warhammer, A Wild Last Boss Appeared!, World of Darkness, Xeelee Sequence, Xeno
>>257252>Their trails series has mediocre music and gameplay
Agree with the latter, but the music isn't bad.
>It's a shame that DS is so annoying to emulate unless you can rotate your monitor somehow so I can't play 4 and 6.
I know right? Hate that dual screen gimmick. I played DQ4 on DS but I've heard the western localization is a butchered port: they removed all of the party chatting if I remember correctly, and the difficulty is dumbed down compared to the original, which is something they've also done to the other DS and 3DS DQ remakes, or so I've read.
>>257310>Agree with the latter, but the music isn't bad.
Well, let me rephrase it: it wasn't too memorable in the first two coming off from Ys and Xanadu next. I'm looking forward to the future games, if that's the case then for sure.
Oh that's really a shame then with DQ. I'd love to play the ps1 version, because the nes games are pretty ghetto game designs. There are mobile ports that seem to have the party chat, but mobile controls. It's just so god damn enjoyable to play the game on ps2 because of the orchestral music, and I would imagine solid on ps1.
Xanadu Next has been on my backlog for a very long time. Did you play it with a controller or mouse + keyboard? Another falcom game I'd love to play is Brandish: The Dark Revenant, do you know about it? It's a PSP exclusive with no native PC version though, sadly.
>It's just so god damn enjoyable to play the game on ps2 because of the orchestral music
Are you talking about V? I don't think there's anything wrong with the PS2 remake compared to the original… I don't remember there being orchestral music though?
Will probably grab XIs and Builders 2 if Squenix ever drops their damn prices… any advice for the Monster series? I know nothing about these spinoffs.
Has to be a pasta, I can't believe anyone could be this much of a slop gobbling unironically megaconformist NPC.
DQ5 for ps2, yes. I installed a widescreen patch and now can spend dozens of minutes in one town/overworld just enjoying the ost.
>Will probably grab XIs and Builders 2 if Squenix ever drops their damn prices…
Yeah the price for builders 2 on pc is beyond insanity, it goes as low as 11$ on ps4, but I don't have the system. At least the game has so much to do.
Monster series I haven't tried out yet, but it's something I'm looking forward to a lot, the concept of recruiting DQ monsters is great. Hoping that the dai anime is good.
Oh, this one is great. I played it with mouse + keyboard, spacebar opens the menu, tab opens the map. I played it the entire day, it's grinding is really addictive and sweet. This one is nice because there are long stretches of time before npc dialog refreshes so you can indulge in grinding. Might wanna get something to listen to like a podcast for the longer dungeons though. I recommend getting a rom of faxanadu and playing that for like an hour to see what the core design was in the original, no need to clear. It would've been great if the emulation of pc-engine wasn't so complicated. The legend of xanadu looks really incredible. The fan-translation is taking so long. Tried to get Revival Xanadu to work on dosbox for a while, but it's just too hard. I could play these all day.
>Brandish: The Dark Revenant
Oh, that looks really fun, but I wanna try out the previous brandish first.