Post by bonesnapdeez on Oct 11, 2015 23:10:33 GMT -5
Planning on tackling this soon. I have little experience with the game (any ports) generally speaking.
It's been some time since I've studied Japanese and I can't find a single Xanadu walkthrough on the web. What kind of experience am I looking at here? Is this a 3 hour action-oriented game that I can muscle through even with my limited grasp of the Japanese language - or is this a dense cryptic RPG that demands serious attention?
megamarsvin's Let's Play Xanadu is probably going to teach you everything you ever needed to know about the game. The only thing I can tell you is that you need to make sure to be smart about playing the game.
You start off creating a character and attributing stat points where you feel they could best be used, and all of the areas to increase stats are important and serve various purposes in the game. You are then whisked off on a quest to enter Xanadu (which is a secret in itself, meaning you have to discover how to even enter it) with the goal of destroying a source of great evil, the Dragon Galsis. You have underground labyrinths, shops, towers to explore and enemies to fight, as well as unique Karma system which will punish the player for killing certain “light based” enemies. If your Karma value gets too high, the priests won’t talk to you because you are under the influence of evil, so you have to discover ways of repenting for your sins by drinking down vials of poison that you might find in towers, which half your life like a demi spell in Final Fantasy. You also can level up your proficiencies with weapons and magic, so for example if you are a proficient user of a dagger, you’ll do more damage with that dagger than the battle axe you’ve just picked up and have never used before.
Best advice I can give it buy lots of keys, be smart about your decisions because enemies and thus gold is a resource that is not infinite. Pick which weapons you want to stick with for awhile and level up your skills with them, make sure to buy food as it will keep you alive and gradually restore your HP over time in between battles. You can control your magic projectiles as well once fired with the controller like the remote control missile in Metal Gear as well as control the spectacles on the maps to identify and find out information about your enemies. Don't blast away too many poison potions as you need to drink those down like bad cough medicine in order to restore your karma and remember that saving costs gold as well unless you enter a tower, then it autosaves, at least in some versions of the game.