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05-31-09, 02:54 PM
Why on earth did i not know how awesome this game was?? Why did nobody tell me? I've been playing it for about 2-3 hours straight and i'm loving it. especially the sim portion of the game.
05-31-09, 08:04 PM
I enjoyed it, but the sim experience was a little thin. A similar game that I enjoyed much more was Soul Blazer. You interacted with NPCs in your developing "town" and the action sequences were top down explorer style.
06-01-09, 01:02 PM
Ignorance is no excuse.. you only have yourself to blame for not knowing Actraiser's awesomeness. :D ;)
The sequel didn't live up to the original. It had great graphics, but the gameplay was difficult (combined with fast-moving enemies) and they removed the simulation aspect of the game.
Despite it (the sim part) being "thin".. sim-type games were very new and simple at that time, especially on consoles. No biggie.. it wasn't the main aspect of the game anyways, just a short & pleasant diversion and still fun (at the time).
starting @ 00:41 "Birth Of The People" :bigthumb:
06-02-09, 07:00 AM
I'm a dingus sometimes. I remember Actraiser and Soul Blazer clearly being similar, but never realized they were in fact both Enix titles.
06-02-09, 10:05 AM
Actraiser was one of the 1st SNES games.. it may have been a launch title, i think. Soul Blazer could almost be considered one of its sequels, though not officially (and for good reason, since it's essentially in a different genre than the main part of Actraiser 1).
From this, you can see that Soul Blazer had 2 unofficial sequels of its own. I didn't know about these games either until reading this.
With Actraiser 2, they took the 2D side-scrolling action from Actraiser 1 and tried to improve it (which I guess they did regarding the graphics and speeding up the gameplay, but they also made a game that's very difficult & frustrating). But it's worth checking out if you're really into 2D SNES platformers and up for a serious challenge.
06-09-09, 09:58 AM
I loved ActRaiser! It was one of the games that surprised me as an SNES owner - I didn't like SIM games, RPG's, etc... but the game had a great balance and was immensely fun!
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