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RD - Should I Play It?
« on: April 25, 2008, 09:03:26 pm »
What did any of you guys think of it? Is it any good?

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Re: RD - Should I Play It?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2008, 09:22:32 pm »
I played it but too much talking

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Re: RD - Should I Play It?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2008, 09:45:55 pm »
id say yes.. if youre a hardcore chrono fan.. or enjoy text-based adventure games

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Re: RD - Should I Play It?
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2008, 10:10:45 pm »
Magus' presence and the awesome panoramic view of a moonlit Viper Manor at the very beginning make Radical Dreamers well worth a download. Demiforce painstakingly translated every scenario into English, so you might just gain some insight into certain aspects of Chrono Cross by giving it a whirl. I think most versions already have the Demiforce patch applied, but make sure you're getting the translated version.

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Re: RD - Should I Play It?
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2008, 10:13:30 pm »
I'm playing the ROM right now, and the opening screen where it asks you the text speed was in French, but everything else so far has been in english.

Does it have any blatant references to Trigger at all? The only one I've seen is when the Old Lady in the storage room references Kid's Caretaker (or Lucca).

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Re: RD - Should I Play It?
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2008, 11:12:08 pm »
In short, yes.  :D Here's a snippet that's not necessarily a direct spoiler:

This cavern sprawls out to great lengths before our eyes. A forgotten world,
hidden deep below ground...
And, with a scarlet radiance, a single small gem shimmers in the darkness.
The Frozen Flame!
"Finally, we're here!"
The jewel shimmers warmly, almost as if it's responding to Kid's voice...
Taking a few steps into the moist cavern, Magil whispers, "Remarkable... intact
ruins of the lost Magical Kingdom."


If you want the whole game script, the Compendium hosts it here:
http://chronofan.com/Black/Publications/rdscript.txt

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Re: RD - Should I Play It?
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2008, 03:48:38 pm »
There are many many many references to Trigger in the game, a lot are pretty subtle though.

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Re: RD - Should I Play It?
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2008, 04:02:44 pm »
I would recommend playing at least once. 

It's not a horribly long game (you could easily finish it in one sitting).  After playing it, you'll have a better understand of Radical Dreamers itself; also a better understanding of the precursor that led to the creation of Chrono Cross.

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Re: RD - Should I Play It?
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2008, 05:26:16 pm »
Yeah, I just finished it. I have to say it was worth the download, but it wasn't like, mind changing as i've heard it been called before.

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Re: RD - Should I Play It?
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2008, 07:08:26 pm »
Wow, was it fun? I would play it, but I think fate just doesn't want to let me find a compatible rom. :jiraiya:
Owell, *plays Cross*

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Re: RD - Should I Play It?
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2008, 07:18:05 pm »
It was fun, but I've played better. it get's a bit confusing at times but it's worth it.

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Re: RD - Should I Play It?
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2008, 09:28:12 pm »
Yeah, it's nothing great (in my opinion) but at least now you've played your way through it!

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Re: RD - Should I Play It?
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2008, 01:17:39 am »
It's a game everyone should experience at least once, anyway, for the sake of it's uniqueness (Is that a word?). =P

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Re: RD - Should I Play It?
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2008, 04:59:47 am »
Holy crap! A Serge with a personality?!? Yeah...and the alternate scenario's are some of the best in the series. SuperXtreme Alphacosmos Police Case EX Ultra & The Enigmatic Gigaweapon: Paradise X were great and Kid and the Sunflower was touching...Cool characters, nice storyline...what more could you ask for?

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Re: RD - Should I Play It?
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2008, 03:34:54 pm »
Yeah, Alphacosmos was hilarious. "I need an Evian." xD