shooraijin wrote:That makes me think of the old DOS game Inca, though I'm now horribly dating myself.
Wikipedia wrote:The game describes the conflict between Incas and Spaniards in a sci-fi, space opera setting.
shooraijin wrote:The game is pretty shallow, and instead of trying to pick a genre ends up trying to do all of them not particularly well, but the graphics and soundtrack were pretty good.
shooraijin wrote:The strongest parts were the mazes and spaceflight sequences; the weakest were the token attempts at point-and-click adventure.
Davidzer13 wrote:And now I have an excuse to post this ridiculous thing:
Davidzer13 wrote:It's an unofficial Java adaptation of the old tabletop game Battletech, and there's an add-on that allows for campaign play, to be used with physical gameplay or against a computer opponent.
Kaori wrote:You know, I think the more I hear about this game, the more I think that Coktel Vision and Quintet (developer of Terranigma and Illusion of Gaia, among others) were spiritual sibling-developers, and if there weren't such a thing as language barriers, they should have all gotten together and had a party, and probably would have gotten along fabulously.
It really is amazing what kinds of things fans will create.
Kaori wrote:And by the way, welcome back and nice to see you around.
shooraijin wrote: The Inca soundtrack is actually redbook audio you can play in any CD player. I'll have to have a look at ActRaiser. That certainly does sound like a ... different combination.
Davidizer13 wrote:Terranigma's been one that's been on my list for a while, again because it's so unique and weird when compared to everything else. Seeing that upside-down overworld and the song that played with it grabbed me, I just have to sit down and do it sometime.
Kaori wrote:You should definitely play Terranigma! Sooner is better than later. I don't want to rave about it too much lest I create an impression that's too fantastic for the game to actually live up to, but it was a great game and probably had the most impact on me out of any game that I played as an adult.
It never really struck me as a "weird" game, though the concept of recreating the world and civilization through your actions is certainly one of the more original concepts I've encountered. I didn't feel like there were any wonky transitions between differing gameplay styles (like is apparently the case with ActRaiser, which I haven't played); it was pretty much straight-up action RPG. But, maybe the reason I didn't find it weird is that I have played too many JRPGs.
Have any idea what the song was that you heard? Definitely, Terranigma had a good soundtrack with a lot of evocative tunes.
Davidizer13 wrote:Thanks for the recommendation! If I remember right, it was the Underworld theme that I heard. And maybe weird was the wrong word to use - "striking," maybe? Just the feeling that I hadn't heard or seen anything like it, so it immediately had my attention.
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