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« on: August 02, 2016, 10:16:46 pm »

Lately I really want to play video games. But none of them are really doing it for me. I was trying A Link to the Past and got fairly far before I got distracted. Tried replaying Baldur's Gate and it was not as amazing as I remembered from back in the day.

Now trying Super Metroid. It's funny, I have never played this game or anything like it, but this is definitely what I thought all video games were as a child. A space lady jumping around and shooting a laser gun at aliens. I'm really digging the vibe but my reflexes are atrocious.

I got interested in trying Metroid because apparently it is considered the inspiration for a whole genre of newer indie games-- "metroidvanias"-- and the description of what that entails made me want to play one of the originals. Side-scrolling action games where you explore new areas that you can access after getting new items. I also read that the Castlevania that came out for the playstation combined that concept with ideas from Zelda... I want to play that but I have absolutely no way to play a Playstation game.
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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2016, 02:59:33 am »

I think Symphony of the Night is a fairly undemanding game to emulate if you've got a PC that shipped with an OS newer than WinXP. Of the following games in the series I would suggest checking out Aria of Sorrow and Order of Ecclesia.

If you're interested in metroidvanias in general, give Cave Story a shot. There's an updated version being sold on Steam, but the original freeware game is still available for download. There's also the recently completed remake of Metroid 2, which until now had only existed as a black and white Gameboy title. Nintendo has issued a C&D takedown, but I'm certain there's a mirror to be found somewhere.
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2016, 05:08:41 pm »

I cannot play the remake of Metroid 2 because I have a mac. I will look into Symphony of the Night though.
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2016, 03:20:14 pm »

I'm actually playing the remake on Linux through WINE.
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2016, 05:44:22 pm »

Oooh. Hmm. Intriguing.
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