Show Me Anything Falcom

https://twitter.com/bowloflentils/status/1525482468077449217?t=a8487erPFoMnkpH4YBuNww&s=19

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Famicom Boom-era gamebooks are the best.

Two points of interest from the Sharp X68000 port of Ys, both of them personal favorites: the title screen music…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8gAPXjzjYQ

...and these two stereotypically Italian NPCs in the first town of the game.

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@“Video Game King”#p101941 that reminded me that i made a silly youtube playlist based on feena: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAHdn-bAULnHUc3ZoDneVzinCYzYFad59


This walkthrough for Ys Book I & II is really cool. A lot of hand drawn art and maps etc. I found it last year when I was playing through the first one.

https://annarchive.com/files/Ys-BookI%26II-Guide.pdf

@“mindleftbody”#p102641 This guide is cool as hell but it is a liar. I couldn't beat the game following it. You just gotta wonder around the map long enough to eventually have “feel” for the map and situations heh heh……

https://twitter.com/bowloflentils/status/1626569054247960577

https://youtu.be/TS_jWCpMTHs?t=490

Just going through some of my saved screenshots from Ys games…



I really dig Ys Origin's style.

I‘ve been enjoying Revival Xanadu (easy version) and Popful Mail a lot on PC-9801. Might have screwed myself in Xanadu, though. Foolishly thinking enemies would just respawn on the floor I’m in. They don‘t! So now I don’t have any lanterns, or money to get any keys, or any means of doing so by farming any from enemies unless I go to the next floor… but if I level up, then the key prices go up! Anyway Easy Version is still hard. But it rules anyway.

https://twitter.com/jjsignal/status/1627492067822936064?s=20

I'm really in love with the two color backgrounds.

https://twitter.com/jjsignal/status/1630020732796440577?s=20

I still haven't finished any version of Popful Mail, but I'm really more drawn to the PC-9801 version. There's a lot of extra charm to it that isn't quite fully recreated in the Sega CD/PCECD versions (though I do like the voices and localization for that one). I was kinda not down on bump mechanics for a while, but these two games have kinda made me warm up to them.

Going through old PC applications: I‘ve had a portable version of Vantage Master 2 for Windows 95, translated to english, in my backups since about 2009, lol. Looking at any art for the game I can find, it’s pretty awesome:

https://imgur.com/OVdFMfF

HG101 article

The Felghana port on Switch seems excellent. We defo need more of those high definition PSP ports on the console.

https://youtu.be/ijMN6VswEyc

Western release whennnnnn. XSEED doesn’t handle any new Falcom stuff anymore but I’d assume they still have the rights to this game? Or maybe just the PSP/PC versions?

@“sabertoothalex”#p113784 It’s probably one of those things that will get announced during a Summer Game Fest stream. The Western publisher for Ys X has also not been announced yet.

The Asian release is handled by Clouded Leopard, as usual, and will come out on May 25. [No English inside, though.](https://www.cloudedleopardent.com/en/news/detail/91)

@“◉◉maru”#p113789 Would assume X is NISA yet again since they’re handling all Falcom stuff here now :cry: Felghana is a curious one though. Hard to know where the rights lie.

BRANDISH S ver. when??


@“treefroggy”#p113835

We need more Brandish games in the style of Dark Revenant - it's been like 10 years since I played it and I still want more

@“◉◉maru”#p101909 More weirdass early Adol from the free-for-all Famicom era.

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https://twitter.com/yuzokoshiro/status/1671446954293989376?t=d0MpMi_6MRYHIgFFyR8PIw&s=19

https://twitter.com/beautifultulio/status/1682090510511493120