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    RPG Backtrack: Episode 78 - Once Upon a Time in the West

    It's round-up time, and a big herd of steers is loose on the prairie. Looks like a might few RPGs are among 'em, so sit carefully to avoid the cacti and we'll trade stories around the ol' campfire.
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    My favorite in the series is WA4. Having 4 characters in the hex grid make the battles more interesting. I never did any lockdown things though, I just used my numbers to push the enemies into one hex. WA5 was still OK, but the hex battle system wasn't as fun for me because 3 characters means rarely need to pile more than one character in the same hex...

    I've not finished WA3, but I remember it being interesting. I've tried a number of times to play WA1/WA:ACF but never really got more than half way through them. Actually, I've only gotten half-way through 5 as well, and the DVD's been really scratched up by now.

    I finished WA2, but only barely remember it. It was a rental that I had for 5 days and plowed through as fast as possible...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazriko View Post
    My favorite in the series is WA4. Having 4 characters in the hex grid make the battles more interesting. I never did any lockdown things though, I just used my numbers to push the enemies into one hex. WA5 was still OK, but the hex battle system wasn't as fun for me because 3 characters means rarely need to pile more than one character in the same hex...

    I've not finished WA3, but I remember it being interesting. I've tried a number of times to play WA1/WA:ACF but never really got more than half way through them. Actually, I've only gotten half-way through 5 as well, and the DVD's been really scratched up by now.

    I finished WA2, but only barely remember it. It was a rental that I had for 5 days and plowed through as fast as possible...
    WA4 is also the only one I've completed. It's the only one that really felt like a modern game to me. WA5 stripped away too much of what I really liked about WA4 -- the HEX system wasn't as well implemented, I found the characters obnoxious rather than endearing, the platforming was pretty much entirely gone, and the puzzles didn't feel nearly as interesting or as well thought out.

    I also really liked the early-twentieth century style the game had as opposed to the mid nineteenth century style of WA5 and the previous games. Oh, and best ending ever, too.
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    Yep, WA4 is really different and that's why its good.

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