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Offline Jonnyboy117

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Episode 681: Eyeglasses in the Shed
« on: July 12, 2020, 09:09:00 AM »

God Slayer is such a better name.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/rfn/54315/episode-681-eyeglasses-in-the-shed

It's time for our RetroActive on Crystalis, the Zelda-like NES RPG from SNK. Luckily, we're joined by RFN alumnus, and Crystalis mega-fan, Jonny Metts. This is over two hours of pure Crystalis discussion. We touch on: the big themes, the strange text, the frenetic combat, and a very stupid puzzle involving eyeglasses.

Buckle-up and enjoy, and if you haven't played it, Crystalis is available on the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection or the NES Online Games. Give it a go!

As always, you can send us your questions here.

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Re: Episode 681: Eyeglasses in the Shed
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2020, 01:22:15 PM »
I dropped podcasts for a while back in March when I started quarantining, due to no commute. But I've been catching back up on RFN and I started playing Crystalis while listening to the episode over a few days. I finally finished it. Wow! No wonder people have a fondness for it. It's such an amazing RPG for the NES. Really neat stuff going on, so many items and abilities. The menu/item selection is a bit clunky but eventually I got the hang of it.

Definitely a good candidate for a sequel. I think a pure remake would not be enough here.

Speaking of this retroactive, I still need to get back to Henry Hatsworth!

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Re: Episode 681: Eyeglasses in the Shed
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2020, 07:14:30 PM »
That game is unique and wonderful.

If not more than a little obtuse.
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