I'm looking for the complete set, new or used, the one w/Legend of Heroes I & II and whatever else included. (I think) I'd like to catch up on some classic Falcom goodness. Located in USA, will pay S&H. Optimal shipping method of your region preferred.
Ah, now I'm hesitant. I found it at www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-7s-49-en-70-1afq.html ...and I'm not sure but there doesn't seem to be a whole lot in that box, looking at the side. Something about an encyclopedia, music, LoX I & II, and the game case itself, right? It could be the angle, or my eyes, but I only see two things in that box.
Ahaha... whoa... that was worth a good laugh. I don't think my brain's fully aware of what I'm saying. I blame the fever and the headache. Thankfully I own LoH I & II, and I really want LoX I & II aswell, (especially since they have a kickin soundtrack and I've never had the pleasure of a real Xanadu game since Hudson's little experiment) so that's not a problem. While we're on this accidental subject, I wonder if LoH III is as good as the first two. (and by good, I mean I haven't played the non-bandai namco versions) Oh, and that is especially pleasing news. Looks like I ordered at just the right time!
Wow. That sounds great! I just might hold off on the PSP release even, in favor of the original PC version. I especially liked A Tear of Crimson. It was beautiful; generic the way I like it to be, without being over the top "it's the same dang thing". It reminded me of Lunar: SSSC in a lot of ways, with better character development and an overall better script. (I was rather turned off by SSSC at first when Ramus popped up out of nowhere and started bantering about "wow let's go on an adventure!"... I just think that sort of thing needs to be more gradual, you know? Of course SSSC is one of my all-time favorites aswell.) Plus, just how the battles progressively became more and more difficult, requiring more strategy than your typical "Magic Shield. Magic->Weakness or Standard Attack. Heal." RPG routine, which seems to work in all too many RPGs these days. When you actually have to put some thought into where you move your characters on the battlefield, and what you're actually going to do with each individual character, without actually playing a difficult "Strategy/Tactics" game, that's all a part of what builds a decent turn-based RPG.
Ahhh... wow, I was suffering from Final Fantasy syndrome. (I.E FFIII = FFVI, FFII = FFIV, etc.) I do have the Moonlight Witch. What I understand so far, I enjoy. (I can *almost* understand babelfishese) That and Tear of Vermillion (why I said Crimson is beyond me. I might be thinking of Capcom for some reason.) which are US LoH I & II. I haven't picked Moonlight Witch back up in a while, I don't really remember where I'm at. Oh yeah... that forest, after the shrine incident; the brief run-in with that very powerful mage that wants to halt my progress for whatever reason he has. It's a shame you never meet her though. That was something I was hoping for, haha. She's definately a character you feel sorry for when you realize nobody ever *really* listens to her insight, until it's too late or it's *almost* too late. Infact I wonder if she ever even realizes that Jurio and Chris avert many of her prophesied catastrophes.
I'll be sure to pick it back up. Right now I have so many new games that I have to catch up on; the first and the last Evil Dead game, Mother 3 (now that I own it, I simply can't leave a cartridge without a complete save) Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations (Case 4, I believe, with the impostor.) and Rune Factory. I might pick it up somewhere in the middle. Not to mention the arrival of the topic's namesake, Xanadu Next LE. Boy, I *really* spoiled myself rotten.
Regarding LoH III (PSP/US), is the story decent? From what I read on the box, it doesn't appear to tie in with the first two of series. I miss Avin and Mile, haha. Do they make any guest appearances later on in the series? I thought Jurio was a bit of a smartass. When he was cleaning the ship, I was like "oh, this is gonna take a while..." and I'm willing to bet he thought the same thing, then you watch and he barely does a thing before calling it done, haha. I like that though, the characters have seemingly realistic and unique personalities. I wonder if they ever base their characters on people they really know or knew at some point.