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How is the Saturn game?
« on: October 16, 2006, 02:43:15 AM »
Is it better/worse than the SNES game? Opinions?


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Re: How is the Saturn game?
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2006, 02:16:33 AM »
I haven't ever heard of it.... ?_?
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Re: How is the Saturn game?
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2006, 03:37:05 PM »
I've never played it, but I hear it's really good... If nothing else because the cut scenes are really awesome. :3

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Re: How is the Saturn game?
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2006, 08:56:36 PM »
I have no clue.  My friend has it and has offered to let me play it...eventually  I'll have to borrow his Sega Saturn to play it.

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Re: How is the Saturn game?
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2007, 04:47:43 AM »
First of all, it's a Working Designs translation.  This is both a good thing and a bad thing.  They did an independent translation, unaware that MKR was already brought overseas by that point.  Because of this:

Emeraude is Emerald. (meh)
Zagato is Zagat. (hmph)
Hikari is Flash. (bleh)
The Mashin are finally called Machines. (HELL YEAH)

The graphics and sound are great.  Very splendid 2D animation with original animated cutscenes for the game in addition to a few straight from the first season.  It's a pretty solid Zelda clone with a lot of cool mechanics and jokes.

One notable thing was that in the Japanese version, EVERYBODY had voice acting.  Even the town extras.  What's more, you couldn't skip through dialogue because of this.  This was a blessing and a curse.
In the US version, they took out a large portion of the voice acting, but added voice acting to the girls' diaries along with individual fonts, and a few other extras including outtakes.

Voice acting?  Hit or miss.  Ferio and Zagato are spot on.  Ascot aged 20 years.  Clef's voice is warped strangely and has a high pitched buzz.

The ugly part?  They tried to give the game a happy ending.  A long, happy ending.  When the game covers the first part, which has one of the most abrupt and distressing endings outside of Space Runaway Ideon.

It's also cool because it was the last Saturn game released in the US.  Food for thought.

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Re: How is the Saturn game?
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2007, 07:53:08 AM »
I have a Sega Saturn now.  I must get my hands on the US version of this game!

"Hint, hint" for anyone that wants to know what to get me for my 25th birthday. *wink wink* XD

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Re: How is the Saturn game?
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2007, 09:45:25 AM »
I prefer the Sega Saturn game to SNES any day. Besides some great graphics you can look at Mil's post and basically see the faults of it, however in quality it beats snes handsdown. ^.^
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Re: How is the Saturn game?
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2007, 02:10:27 AM »
I bought it off of eBay!  I was talking to Milieva over AIM about it.  I caved and bought it.  It should be arriving soon and I'll let you all know which disc I got.  My one hope is that it's the Umi disc.

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Re: How is the Saturn game?
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2007, 03:38:33 AM »
...you people are making ME want this, now!!! *flails arms about* I don't have a Saturn, and I don't think my Aunt will let me steal hers. >.> (...yes, my brother and one of my AUNTS are the two other people who vaugly seriously game in the family. Um. Well, and Uncle Fred wargames, but that's different. And usually vaugly historical. XD)

Was the Saturn region-coded? Because if so, I'll try to buy one out here, rather than in england - I want the japanese version of the game! XD (happy ending to rayearth = NO WAY. O_o;;; that would throw me off more than american voices, I think. >.>)

Of course, I have no idea where to look for older games in kyoto... but I'm going up to tokyo soon... ^^

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Re: How is the Saturn game?
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2007, 04:21:52 AM »
They are region-coded.  You can buy an ST Key which allows you to play any game on a Sega Saturn.  I bought one brand new for $10.  I can provide the site, if you'd like.  I think they even sell Sega Saturn consoles.  If you want the site, I can provide it for you.

If I could read Kanji (if that's the proper text...I'm not sure if it is or not), I would have bought the Japanese version off of eBay for a lot cheaper than what I paid for the US version.

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Re: How is the Saturn game?
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2007, 06:02:32 PM »
I am still wanting this game. 

My Japanese is only barely passable, I understand more than I speak, but my skills are still quite poor.  I think you made the wise choice, Rogue in buying the english language one, or you would likely be facing the problem I have had with the Game Gear game. (Where do I get the damned shovel?!)

I hadn't even thought of region coding...*headdesk*

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Re: How is the Saturn game?
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2007, 08:11:14 PM »
Rogue ~ Hmmm, okay, thanks! I think I'll try buying one out here then, and worry about coding and stuff backwards when I get to england. ^^ (If I'm honest, I'd probably only have the console for the one game... ^^;)

Mils ~ I'm waiting on playing the game gear game properly until I get back to england. ^^;;; (I fall over the worst on reading kanji, now. But my japanese is slowly getting better...) I'm fairly safe playing things like Animal Crossing in japanese, but they tend to have a no-kanji option now. XD ...and I'm not adverse to cheating and finding a walkthrough if I'm really stuck. >.>;

XD we have to think about region coding more often in europe than in the usa?



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Re: How is the Saturn game?
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2007, 08:40:51 PM »
Milieva - Thanks.  For the quality of the game, I believe I got away with a helluva deal.  I won't get the game for at least another week...I suspect.  But when I do, I'll be sure to take pictures that way someone will have something to cheer about since it'll be either Hikaru, Fuu, or (if I'm extremely lucky) Umi on the disc.  You should get it just for the sheer awesomeness of owning a piece of Sega Saturn history.

Down - It seems like the best bet.  For the ST Key, I paid $10 plus shipping (which varies depending on where they are shipping to).  The game, if you find the right deal, you could pay less than what I did.  Good luck on your search.

For the record, even though it isn't MKR-related, I purchased a copy of another Working Designs title...Dragon Force.  This game is just as rare as Magic Knight Rayearth, if not rarer.  I paid $85.98 with shipping included in the price.  Thank Mokona I got that raise of my paycheck otherwise I wouldn't have been able to buy either game.

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Re: How is the Saturn game?
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2007, 06:02:42 AM »
Well, to revive this topic, I have to say one thing.

I finally beat the Sega Saturn title.  To be honest, I wasn't too keen on Fuu having the Bow and Arrow instead of her massive sword in the series, but it actually works out just fine.

Aside from the name changes and the voice-acting, it was very decent.  And when I say voice-acting, only Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is allowed to have cheesy dialogue.

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Re: How is the Saturn game?
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2007, 11:12:54 PM »
heh,
 because CV:SotN is one of the best freaking games ever to be made!
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