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Ragnarok and Fushigi no Dungeon Fuurai Shiren 4 - Nintendo DS
« on: February 23, 2010, 03:31:08 PM »
Was just reading the description of this game, and was very surprised by the mention of Random Dungeons, Random Quest Conditions, and the ability (although extremely low chance) to find artifacts at even the earliest levels of the game.  Might not have perma death (dunno), but it definately seems to have many roguelike characteristics.

http://ds.ign.com/objects/948/948567.html

Also the 4th game in the Shiren series has just been released in Japan, but has me asking.  What happened to the third?  I remember the original, and I remember part 2 which hasn't gotten a english localization yet.  But what happened to #3?



Anyway, I hope we see more english conversions of this series.  I played the first as much as any DS game I own.
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Re: Ragnarok Nintendo DS
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2010, 12:05:20 AM »
Hmm...odd considering I'd reckoned it was just an MMO port thingie.  I suppose I'll keep an eye out for impressions as people get into it and see if it does well.....or winds up a mess like From the Abyss on the DS.
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Re: Ragnarok Nintendo DS
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2010, 12:27:15 PM »
Hmm...odd considering I'd reckoned it was just an MMO port thingie.  I suppose I'll keep an eye out for impressions as people get into it and see if it does well.....or winds up a mess like From the Abyss on the DS.

That's what I thought until I saw a couple of screenshots of a dungeon that looked decidedly random.  I believe this game mixes hard coded quest with one randomly created 50 lvl dungeon for multiplayer and replayability reasons.  Sort of a roguelike sidequest that is constantly available if you so desire to break away from the main game.  Didn't Azure Dreams or another PSX rpg have something similar?

As you can see from these maps, some of the quest is definately linear.

http://fiesh.blogspot.com/2009/09/ragnarok-ds-map-where-to-find.html

That being said, the game looks interesting and does have that one random dungeon that should keep things reasonably replayable.  So for 29.95 at Walmart I might pop for this and give it a more indepth review.
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Re: Ragnarok and Fushigi no Dungeon Fuurai Shiren 4 - Nintendo DS
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2010, 03:12:23 PM »
Shiren 3 is the Wii game that just got released in the states by Atlus a few weeks back.
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