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Discussion Exploring NSO together... Randomly! (Game #5 picked!)

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Around when Tuff Enuff was added to NSO was when the dream of good games being continuously added to the service died.

(With the exception of Earthbound)
 
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I mean, there isn't an endless supply of good games. The games most people want to play are on NES and SNES already. N64 is the only one with big name games still pending.
 
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jnWake

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i have 50 characters and i'll use them, all of 'em
I mean, there isn't an endless supply of good games. The games most people want to play are on NES and SNES already. N64 is the only one with big name games still pending.
I mean, that's mostly from the 1st party side, there are a ton of 3rd party games that people would love on SNES NSO for example (Square Enix I'm mainly looking at you).

In any case, that's the point of exploring NSO, getting both the good and the bad and maybe finding some hidden gems!
 
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jnWake

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i have 50 characters and i'll use them, all of 'em
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Title screen is a huge disappointment after the boxart...

So, Tuff E Nuff...

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This is Tuff E Nuff! Graphically it's pretty decent.

It's a pretty standard fighting game where you have special moves, blocks, strong and weak attacks... Dunno, it's super vanilla in that sense. It plays fine enough.

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Only 4 playable characters for the story mode, which is a pretty standard arcade mode.

The main modes of the game are a story mode and a local vs mode. For both of those the fighter selection is ridiculously small, but there are cheats to play as the enemies you battle in the story mode (which ups the character selection to like 11 fighters, still fairly small).

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The game's kinda Tuff but with some practice you'll start winning battles!

So far I've reached the final boss of Normal mode in Story Mode, it was hard to get there but with some practice and cheese it was doable. However, I'm unsure I can actually beat this final boss legit since he's completely BS. I may abuse save states to win or I may change to Easy, I'm considering my options since I wanna beat him but a legit win seems out of the picture... Anyway, I'll have an update later this week and we'll also roll the next game!
 
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jnWake

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i have 50 characters and i'll use them, all of 'em
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I'm Tuff E Nuff!

Hate to triple post, but I did it, beat the final boss legit on Normal! One thing I forgot to mention in my last post is that Tuff E Nuff features a Replay system after every match. For anyone curious I'll post my final shot of every match:

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Round 1
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Round 2
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Round 3
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Round 4
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Round 5
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Round 6
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Round 7
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Round 8
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Round 9 - This one was a timeout win!
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Final Round!​

Anyway, time for game #5! First, let's roll a console:

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#4 is Sega Genesis! A new console this time! There are 37 games on Genesis NSO so we roll a number between 1 and 37...

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#22! Checking the list...

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The new game is Light Crusader!

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I have no idea what this game is about, but maybe someone here can enlighten me! In any case, I'll try during the upcoming weeks and share my impressions. I hope to see some more positive impressions of this one (also hope I don't have to quadruple post lol).
 
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Nice, Light Crusader is on the Sega Genesis Classics collection as well.

I've sampled it but don't remember too much about it. I think I'm getting it mixed up with Landstalker in my head. It has an isometric view and I think is kind of like a fantasy action game.

I'll give it some playtime, for sure!
 

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Light Crusader has been fun so far!

I'm about halfway through the second floor of the dungeon.

Pros:
  • The city has so many goofy touches that make the game instantly endearing. You can push people and animals around like chess pieces so one of the first things I did was line up all of the cows and jump aboard my cow train. The paintings in all of the buildings are hilarious, and I also enjoyed a lot of npc interactions like the piano player.
  • the first floor of the dungeon was pretty breezy, and I enjoyed the boss fights. I'm generally not a big dungeon crawler/ solve puzzles by pushing boxes sort of person, but so far, so good.

Cons:
- isometric platforming. The rewind function helps it from being too frustrating.

Off to a good start, and I'm excited to play more!
 
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jnWake

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i have 50 characters and i'll use them, all of 'em
Thanks for the impressions! Neat to see someone else chime in!

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Light Crusader begins with a pretty title screen and a neat intro cutscene!

So, what is Light Crusader?
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The graphics are kinda decent, not the best but they're serviceable.

It's an isometric adventure game. Here, you play as an adventurer named David and your main objective is to explore a crypt, which is sadly where the entire game takes place. I was expecting more of a Zelda-like adventure but this is really more of a dungeon crawler.

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It features exciting puzzles and boss battles!

To be honest, the game is super janky. The isometric perspective makes both platforming and battling kinda tough and frustrating, which is mostly alleviated thanks to NSO letting me rewind. I don't often abuse stuff like save states or rewind but this game would be a complete pain to play without using them. To be fair though, some of the puzzles are fun but they're a little difficult to do because of the jankiness. Tons of puzzles involve pushing stuff and it can be a complete clusterfuck. Other puzzles are cryptic as hell, but the solutions can easily be found online.

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There's some goofy dialogue as well!

Overall I'm not that impressed with the game, it has some neat stuff like a cool magic system but it's very frustrating. If it weren't for NSO features I'd have dropped it already but I'll see it through. I'm currently on floor 3 of 6 (I believe) so it shouldn't take me that long to complete the game...

... that is, if Engage hadn't just come out. I think the next game will probably be rolled in a few more weeks as I play both Engage and this, all while being parent of a newborn. It's kind of a miracle I can even finish games!
 
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jnWake

jnWake

i have 50 characters and i'll use them, all of 'em
I haven't played much more to have a new update but...

This surely will be interesting!
 
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