Because I do admit, I tried picking it back up last year, got to the part where Rinoa was hanging from the side of the garden and Squall had to save her, and I stopped playing. I don't know if it was lack of interest in the story, or just getting bored because it was my fourth time seeing it again.
Also, I forgot to add one onto the list. This almost made me cry. My cousin came over and I wanted to show her the ending to Lunar 2: Eternal blue. I had everything unlocked. I found all the bromides and I had all the movies in the rememberizer I think it was called. I wasn't quite used to the controls yet and I was distracted. I think I showed her the beginning or something, because all I remember is instead of hitting the load option I hit the save option. Because I was so used to doing things out of habit and my head was turned to talk to my cousin I accidentally saved over that data and had to start over. I am a Lunar fan, the only American released game I haven't played is dragon song for the DS. That's mainly because I don't have a DS. I started straight from the beginning, found, and unlocked everything all over again.
Speaking of Lunar, anyone know where I can find a new copy of the silver star story complete? New, or at least used with everything intact...
Eventually, every thread on this board becomes a Final Fantasy-thread.
Guess it's about time we change the name to Ancient Land of Final Fantasy.
To tell you the truth I really hate final fantasy. Seven and eight were cool to me. Then they made 9... then 10... then 10: 2... then 11... It's all getting old and the stories aren't improving. I beat 7 and 'almost' beat 8, but I got bored half way through 9, and the same with 10 and 10:2. I didn't even pick up 11...mainly because of on line fees.
Another thing I regret was not picking up Chrono Trigger due to my then distaste for the art style of Toriyama. I still don't really like his style, but man, CT is probably the second greatest console RPG I've ever played, behind only Xenogears (made by largely the same team).
Oh, got a new one that I just remembered after reading some of these. Repressed memories... must have been. lol
Anyway, the game was Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals.... what a name. Great game through and through and full of puzzles and challenges, especially one challenge in particular that has long since been copied and reused through rpg games to date. This challenge was that of the extra dungeon that you could go into in order to get great items. The rules were simple:
1. You start at the beginning of the First Floor and make your way down as far as you can possibly go. 2. You always, always start at lvl 1 and work your way up in levels as you fight the monsters from floor to floor. 3. You are given a total of 10 healing items to use during this whole operation... to use wisesly of course and hope to find a healing spell along the way or you were screwed. 4. You didn't carry your weapons into the dungeon, I believe you started with no weapons, or really, really crappy ones, I can't remember. 5. You could exit the dungeon at any time, but all experience, items and treasure of any kind that you found in the dungeon would be lost forever and you would start again at the first floor at lvl 1 the next time you entered the dungeon.... EXCEPT for the very rare blue colored items. These items were total badass items, and if you could find them you could keep them and use them the next time you went into the dungeon.
Each floor would be a randomly generated dungeon map, so the experience would be different every time you played. I played and played and played this dungeon until I started to get some pretty decent gear out of it. Then one day, I must have been so damn lucky, because I don't know how I survived as long as I had, but I had made it to basement lvl 65 or something like that and my current level that I had worked toward (starting from lvl 1 mind you) was actually higher than my actual levels of my party members in the real game outside of this special dungeon. I think had made it something like 10 or 15 levels higher than my actual levels. I was literally on a roll and I thought I might actually be able to make it so very far. I got some some great, great blue items as well...
But it was all a gamble. For if I died in the dungeon, I got nothing.... But if I teleported out, I got to keep the blue items, but I had to start all over again in terms of levels and floors and the temporary items and equipment I had found.
So, I decided to keep going and try to give it my all... but it was late, very late... like 4:00 in the morning late and I was so very exhausted... but THERE WERE NO SAVE POINTS inside the dungeon! I had to go on! But I couldn't!....
So I did what any good gamer would do, and I left my system on all night and slept maybe a total of 3 hours before I returned to my game... only to see the horror that was the Lufia II title screen.
The game had reset itself somehow! This wasn't possible, yet it was staring me in the face laughing at me. The worst part about it was that I never got a chance to die within the dungeon with dignity of knowing that I should have kept what treasures I had found. Not even given the chance...
And so I began to loathe that particular dungeon and I never played it again. It was much too traumatizing for me. lol
Edit: Oh and the time I accidently left my PSX memory card with my 120+ hour data of Final Fantasy Tactics on it at a friend's house. I searched and searched for it, but somehow my friend had taken it out of the Playstation and set it down somewhere where it somehow got wound up in a load of laundry and washed and rinsed quite throughly as was my data. Needless to say, to this day I still miss my customized Mustadia character of whom I trained to be a gun-wielding, mediating monk of doom with engineer abilities. He had a ton of HP, could attack multiple enemies that were surrounding him, he could heal, revive, kill undead instantly and could shoot enemies at a distance that would either turn them to stone or stop them from moving so that the rest of my party members could lance to death. It was the greatest loophole of all time, next to turning bosses into chickens using Beowulf's ability, which also happened to be part of that same data.
I really do think these memories were repressed... I had completely forgotten about them until now...sigh
Last Edit: May 28, 2006 22:03:11 GMT -5 by SkyeWelse
Post by Gamemusicfreak on May 28, 2006 22:33:46 GMT -5
SkyWelse, you have made me remember the time I had a memory card with FF VII at the final battle and Tifa had the Lucky 7's attack. Then I let one of my brothers borrow the memory card and I never saw it again.