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: Created on March 21st, 2019 (JST)
:: Last updated on May 20th, 2019 (JST) up through this solved screenshot of SOCOM 3
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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning?
(I've never played it, so it's a completely blind shot.)
Nope. KrisPy guessed it.
I always want to play this one. Sadly, it was never released in the PAL regions.
You got it.
Blood Bowl 2? Certainly looks like a sporty Greenskin to me at least....
WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! Giveaway alert!
I've made another small GA for all fellow game detectives.
Adzik got it
Something familiar at last!
well that was fast.
yep thats the one
Heretic 2? Can you turn people into Chickens in that one?
It's none of Heretic/Hexen games.
It reminded me about Xena - The Warrior Princes, dunno if it is.
Second screenshot has been added.
Must be Mace: the Dark Age.
Pojo FTW XD
I have unravelled the riddle of that inscrutable chicken!
Castlevania: Rondo of Blood?
Try again ; )
Symphony of the Night?
Not quite yet.
Circle of the Moon hasn't been mentioned yet, so I'll go with that.
No no, you moved away!
Bloodstained Ritual of the Night ?
Uh, i guess it's Castlevania Harmony of Dissonance? Just taking a blind guess.
It's not that blind, but it's not right yet.
I'll just keep trying until i get it right then: Aria of Sorrow?
Then keep trying ; )
At this point a new pic is kinda useless, so I'll just wait the right guess XD
Super Castlevania IV?
Akumajō Dracula/Haunted Castle (arcade)?
Castlevania Order of Ecclesia?
Castlevania Harmony of Despair?
Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth?
This looks like Castlevania: Chronicles from PSP, if it is Castlevania.
It looks like that because it is! That caped shadow is kind of famous, or so I thought.
Too bad for Fet because besides it being a remake of Rondo it also contained both the original Rondo and SotN so he was ever so close...
The graphic style really reminded me but I wasn't sure.
It's a good remake, sad they don't make games like this anymore.
Be nice to grandpa.
Kagero: Deception II
That was really fast. Your turn.
Oh neat its my turn.
Nope, guess I'll add a second image.
Looks like Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel.
Now you have it
Second from gif: https://gfycat.com/thoughtfulphysicalhind
Done. I do love flowers.
Correct, nice and fast too. I liked the scene too much.
A reverse image search pulls it up right away unfortunately.
Izz fine, shouldn't have picked a large chunk of a memorable scene then. Have a look at the game though, got some really nice visuals.
Hint: Not for PC
It is not, added second image
It is not, added third image
I would have guessed the same, but it is not that (or any part of the series)
Is that ingame pointer on the first screenshot?
It's my own pointer :P
I thought it is ingame one, so I searched amongst games with black pointers. ٩(ఠ益ఠ)۶
My apologies! To make it up, I am adding a hint that will exclude a ton of stuff.
Ummmm... I'd go with a competly blind shot: Professor Layton and the Curious Village?
It is not quite
Professor Layton and the Last Specter??
Not quite quite
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy? :)
Not, but since there is no rule to guess one title at a time, why don't you give it a wider go? ;)
OK, so... Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask or Professor Layton and the Unwound Future?
Yep that is it, the first one.
Yaaaay! \ (★ω★) /
I had a hunch that the artwork on 2nd and 3rd image looks suspiciously Laytonish.
I ruled out Professor Layton and the Pnadora's Box, because is the only game in the series I've played, and I completly don't recognize location from the first image.
Well, maybe my previous guess wasn't the prettiest one...
but a win's a win, so...
I remind you, game detectives, about the exclusive giveaway for thread regulars, which ends tomorrow at 8:00 PM CEST.
Secret of Evermore?
Looks like maybe Crusader of Centy to me, of all the games you get your dog to follow you around
It's indeed Crusader of Centy (or Soleil in the PAL regions), and by the way, one of the first Zelda-like action RPGs I've ever played.
I enjoyed it a lot, and still have my old copy of the game.
This should be harder
46 Okunen Monogatari: The Shinkaron
yes. now available with a full english patch
That's an unexpected solution, at least for me!
I was almost sure that the mystery title is from Apple II games library.
What an interesting looking game, I have some limited experience handling PC-98 hardware through my work but never have played any actual games on the platform. There's quite a library of visual novels and dating sims as I understand it, but it'd be interesting to dig deeper into the catalog to unearth some unique games like this.
Yeah, never really seen anything like the evolution points system to power up your character constantly throughout the game, being used in almost a puzzle like system where you have to work out how to evolve properly to get to the next area. There seem to be plenty of different games on the PC-98 as it was basically a japanese home computer, but not that many have actually been translated unfortunately it seems
A load may have ended up on the turbografx/PC Engine though as NEC made both.
I may need to pick up a PC Engine at some point, I used to have a TG-16 when I lived in the States but now that I'm in Japan I'd love to revisit that huge library of games that never made it overseas.
I'm more familiar with the PC-88 series, but only because most of the big titles there were also ported to the MSX/MSX-2 systems and I used to own MSX machines...
In terms of video game history, the PC-88 and PC-98 series are where T&E Soft's Hydlide and Falcom's Dragon Slayer first came out, starting the Japanese style of action RPG that would bring The Legend of Zelda a few years later.
Age has not been kind to those games, but Dragonslayer's DNA still lives on to this day. Dragonslayer 2: Xanadu and Dragon Slayer 6: The Legend of Heroes both spawned off into their own franchises.
Very cool, thanks for the background info. I should research further into this as many roots of Japanese game development probably game from the PC-88/98 machines, and it feels like studying that era may hold some clues to helping unlock some of the indie potential in present-day Japanese game development. I really feel like there's an untapped goldmine here in terms of talent and ideas, and it just needs a push in the right direction to coax it out.
If you want to dip your toe in the water but don't understand Japanese, I'd take a look at Rusty and Totsugeki Mix. Neither are pornographic, which is unusual for a PC-98 game.
Thank you for the recommendations, I'll check those titles out for sure. I actually live in Japan and am not averse to sexual themes in games, so the PC-98 catalog sounds like it's going to be really fascinating to explore.
If you are looking for games with sexual themes and aren't visual novels/adventure games there is Briganty: The Roots of Darkness, and Night Slave.
It's hard to find PC-98 games that are original and not text heavy visual novels/quiz games/strip poker games. Also there are a number of ports on the system if you really want to play Wolfenstein 3D or something.
Policenauts was originally a PC-98 game if you are a Hideo Kojima fan.
This one is probably too easy.
3 minutes. Yup.
If someone gets this one on the 1st guess I will be a little surprised
screenshot 2 moved here
and a third added
And read the clues below as well
Heroes of Might and Magic 1?
It's not Eador Genesis, is it?
Yeah that might have been a little too obscure, here's another screenshot
No. It is an RPG game though.
No, much older.
Battle Barver Saga: Legend of the Magic Warrior?
No, never heard of that one before. There is some commonality there in terms of it being a country exclusive release, though not in Taiwan, but through one method or another it can be played in English.
Ummm... second image looks a little bit GBA-ish, so I would go with Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon (which is probably not a correct answer).
No. It's not a GBA game or a Shining game.
Second guy on 2nd pic looks like Gourry so… Slayers?
Correct. The super famicom one, though it is literally just called Slayers along with the PC-98 one.
I was about to say "Slayers: The Manga: The Anime: The Game " but to keep it short I got it right XD
Wow, nice catch, I enjoy the Lina Inverse character very much... but she always steals the show and it's been such a long time since I've seen the anime I forgot all about Gourry.
I actually had an eureka moment when I figured out the redhead/blond protagonist/sidekick pattern, and the shoulder pads… mostly the shoulder pads ; )
If you try to create an imgur with the shoulder pads it tends to show up on google image search.
Surging Aura ?
Nope Insetto got it
Tales of Destiny 2?
Sword / Children of Mana! That's a Sabercat / Sabre Kitty!
Leaning more to Sword than Children, but I can't clearly remember if they appeared in the crystal desert ^^"
Edit Derp, they appear near Lorimar and the Kahla Peaks, so definitely Sword, the Snow confirms that I think.
And I have nothing prepared, I pass.
It's Sword of Mana, I loved that on GBA!
I wanted the kitty to face forward, but then it appeared on image search : P
Kinda rings a bell there. Star Ocean?
Since fedprod passes:
yoshi's crafted world?
Nope, Chombone got it below.
PixelJunk Monsters 2?
Yes, you got it! I thought it might go quickly :)
Nope. It's not any of the Monster Hunter games
yep thats the one
You know the rules right? Winnerof last game have the right to post next
As gonsi stated, the person who guessed correctly gets the next turn unless 12 hours have elapsed without a post or they have passed their turn. At the time of this comment, the last person who guessed right passed their turn so you could post this again if no one else has done so yet. :)
We also have a bit of a tradition of handing out punishment gifs for rules infractions...
Well, it's Arnold, so I consider it a good consolation prize for my stupidity.
American McGee's Grimm?
Added second image
Very cool "living book" aesthetic, gonna keep my eye on that one!
Counter Strike Global Offensive ?
I pass if right
Yep thats right. It's a hostage from the beta
Before they forget how to walk :)
To be honest i'm kinda glad they did :v
Since there is a pass, I guess I'll go.
Just for bump… Shadow Warrior?
I feel so stupid right now, I wanted to say that but felt it too easy...
Even worse I have just done the 1st pic map on Doom 3 BFG last week XD
Final Fantasy XIV?
If i'm not mistaken it should be Quake.
I see your Quake and raise it to Quake II
You should have folded. New image up.
Seems you've left him quaking
Unfortunately, you are mistaken.
Close but nope.
Doom II......'s Wolfenstein 3D wad.
I'll give it to you. Its not a Wolf 3D WAD, just Doom 2. The secret levels were Wolfenstein themed.
Ha, I saw that those maps existed but just threw it out there on a whim. I don't have time to come up with anything this morning so I'll just pass.
Since Seagull skips:
Ach wie gut das niemand weiss... Wait, wut? xP
You're absolutely right off course ^^
If it weren't your recently played game, I probably wouldn't find it
Whops ^^" So ,much for starting it outside of steam when it was my latest played game anyway, lol.
Oh well, at least I said it would be easy xD
Haven't done this before, hope i don't screw something up.
Kerbal Space Program?
Looks "cheaper" than that, but here goes: Space Engineers?
100ft Robot Golf?
it's neither of those
Unreal Tournament? It reminds me of DM-Morpheus but it looks too low quality.
no, but it has mixed steam reviews like Astronaut Simulator
Duke Nukem Forever?
sorry for dumb question, how long should i wait before adding images/hints?
Better to ask the way than to go astray. :)
12 hours since previous update (official hint, new screenshot etc.).
I usually do 12 hours.
Yes, that's it.
Mushroom Wars 2?
Knew I saw it somewhere.. Barbearian.. in my wishlist!
Toby: The Secret Mine?
Ori and the blind forest?
Last guess: Feist?
Όχι.. answer found
A Walk in the Dark?
Ναι!! You were just waiting for him to finish the wrong guesses weren't you.. Welld one.
Nah, i weren't waiting, it just took me some time get it right.
Anyway I think i'll skip this time