Revolutionaries Holy Grail of Gaming

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  1. HK-47

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    Joint works by Kijan and HK-47
    Master List, continuously edited for your convenience.
    Also includes those of the previous topic, but those who already posted some nominations in that one can repost them with more of an explanation here or there if they wish, as they will still be linked to.

    Beyond Good and Evil (GC, PS2, X-Box) - http://www.gamerevolution.com/forum/vie ... 145#308145
    Brave Fencer Musashi (PS1) - http://www.gamerevolution.com/forum/vie ... 791#316791
    The Dark Spire (Nintendo DS) - http://www.gamerevolution.com/forum/vie ... 161#305161
    Drill Dozer (Gameboy Advance) - http://www.gamerevolution.com/forum/vie ... 161#305161
    Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City (Nintendo DS) - http://www.gamerevolution.com/forum/vie ... 669#306669
    Golden Sun (Gameboy Advance) - http://www.gamerevolution.com/forum/vie ... 665#306665
    Panzer Tactics DS (Nintendo DS) - http://www.gamerevolution.com/forum/vie ... 161#305161
    Grandia II (PS2) - http://www.gamerevolution.com/forum/vie ... 155#305155
    Tomba (PS1) - http://www.gamerevolution.com/forum/vie ... 823#309823
    Valkyria Chronicles (PS3) - http://www.gamerevolution.com/forum/vie ... 155#305155
     
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  2. HK-47

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    Master list continued, if it ever gets that long.
     
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  3. Kijan

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    Hey guys, sorry for not posting for some days but I've got an important and hard test coming up tomorrow and on Thursday, so I've been studying day and night. I'll try and polish my words that HK posted on Thursday, after the test.

    Hope you understand and I'm truly sorry that it's taking so long.

    Much love,

    Kijan

    - Viva la Revolution! :D
     
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    Take your time, no rush on anything of course.
     
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    Ditto with Links, as all good things take time.
    And I can totally relate with near back-to-back tests that can rip you a new one.
     
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  6. Kijan

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    I passed the test and with good grades even. Yay! \o/

    So without further ado, let me tell you about this list which shall, in due time, become a legend.

    The list about Revolutionaries Holy Grail of Gaming

    In this list (thread) Revolutionaries will post their games they think that are not enough known about in the general public. For each game they list they must tell us their holy name, the sacred console it can be played on, show us a trailer of its dreamlike gameplay, so we can all enjoy its lucid dream. Never to wake again. Until it's time for work/school anyway. And a review so we can read about it's glory and share the good word.

    Each Revolutionary shall also be given an option to choose one game they think that bests all. The one ring, I mean game. Same rules apply, but for their Holy Grail they must also share their own prophecy (translation: a sentence or two) about why this game is their Holy Grail. Each Revolutionary is given only one chance to name their sacred relic and once used... it can never be used again. EVER. Except if you're Longo or Madster... time spent on this site has shown me that they have some latent abilities to break reality.

    Now I shall show you examples that are to be followed. If not, you are to live in hell playing videogames like Superman 64, E.T. and watch movies made by Uwe Boll.

    Example 1:

    Kijans Holy Grail of Gaming

    Lazor man II

    Review: www.blahblahblah.com
    Trailer: www.cantwatchityoucantwatchthis.com

    It's Lazor man II with double lazors! Awesomeness right there! :D

    Example 2:

    Valkyria Chronicles (PS3)

    Review: http://www.gamerevolution.com/review/ps ... chronicles
    Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bceYkhQjxGY

    Me and HK-47 will then keep record of this list. Adding and moderating it, thus it will be prepared for the coming generations of Revolutionaries, believers. :)

    Hope I explained it well enough and that it isn't to complicated. Advice, critiques are as always very welcome. :D
     
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  7. Kijan

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    Since you started it, I'll be the second runner in the relay.

    Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

    Review: http://www.rpgamer.com/games/etrian/etr ... trev1.html
    Trailer (Character Creation): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj9COPsEsoc

    My choice for this one and not for one of the other two in the series can be questionable. But it's without a doubt the most balanced of the three in terms of classes and difficulty. Gone are the absurdly broken Troubadour and Protector/Medic combo of the first, their with Relaxing and Defender/Immunize and the Hexer's Revenge and Dark Hunter's Climax of the second. Now, you have to work to find skill sets and combos you can exploit and even then they might not be omnipotent. In difficulty, it generally rises easily enough, but the beginning is usually the most brutal (And as usual, post-game content is obscenely difficult). And the bosses aren't as cheap as a few others in the previous games (Second game, I'm looking at you).

    So it's more balanced, the graphics are the same; little animation changes but differences in the setting for the most part, still some nice music, and keeps the core-gameplay style intact and has the best map-making out of the three, which is half the game. Basically, it's the most accessible of the three and should have gotten more recognition for a recent release. It's not the best game I've played, but it's up there and I'm proud to see that it has gotten this far, in terms of the number of games in the series and in terms of improvements to the gameplay. To see the differences from the first to the third is surprising, as it's gone so far and yet hasn't strayed from it's roots.
     
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  9. Kijan

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    Because I don't want HK's and mine thread to fall into obscurity I'd like to share with you a game that I've played when I was still a kid and have only recently dug out out of my closet. Yay for cleaning!

    Beyond Good and Evil (action adventure game)

    Review: http://www.gamespot.com/ps2/adventure/b ... ead-review

    Couldn't find a GR one, sorry. :(

    Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBO0RgR1H4w

    Note of interest: it was made by the man credited for creating Rayman. :)

    Hope you like. :D
     
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    Tombi/Tomba (PS1) (platformer with some adventure and RPG elements)
    Review: http://www.gamerevolution.com/review/sony/tomba
    Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXyUddev ... re=related
    Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomba!

    Last of the great 2D platformers. Had some unique firsts and it's rarity today, and thus high ebay asking price, makes it absolutely the holy grail for playstation fans. It should have been the next Mario or Sonic but it didn't take off well after patchy distribution and confusing name changes combined with the fact that by then nobody wanted to play 2D anymore. Made by the Megaman and Ghosts and Goblins creator it had it all, great music, art, story and gameplay.
     
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    Jade Empire (RPG)

    Review: http://www.gamerevolution.com/review/xbox/jade-empire

    Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8P_phTWkI0

    Lets be honest here, Bioware is practically a pedigree of it's own at this point. They are pretty much one of the dominant forces in the industry thanks to epics like Mass Effect and Knights of the Old Republic, but what about their lesser known titles. This gem is an action RPG that uses Kung Fu in it's mechanics, with an all new story and world to explore, enemies to kill and secrets to unlock. Jade Empire was something new at the time of its release, and is still a memorable experience to play through.
     
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  13. Rinnon

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    Hope it's not too late to put in two cents on this.

    Persona 4 - PS2

    Review: http://www.gamerevolution.com/review/ps2/smt-persona-4
    Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O10pqWZPhiU

    Best JRPG of all time. I will fight to the death with anyone who tries to disagree with me. I have honestly only met 2 people (IRL) who have played this game. All 3 of us agree it's one of the best games of all time. It's tragic to me that so few people were exposed to this gem. Don't let the Anime style fool you, the localization that was done on this game was amazing. Superb voice acting, believable characters, simple yet entertaining combat, LONG game (70+ hours it takes me), lots of side quests. If you only play ONE JRPG in your life, it should be this.
     
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