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    Atlus Brings Out Some Classics

    Atlus has been busy this week. Not only is it bringing us a bunch of new games, we've learned that it's also making some rare old games available in the near future.

    (No, Eternal Punishment PSP is not one of those old games, sorry!)

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    HERITAGE OF WAR!? MY BODY IS READY...mostly because it's the last Growlanser game I need to have a full collection of them that have been localized.
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    I'm hoping that SMT1 gets an android port.

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    I wish Atlus had gotten the rights to Growlanser Generations so that I could get it as a PS2 classic. That would be wonderful. Generations of War was sort of meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frozenbabylon View Post
    I wish Atlus had gotten the rights to Growlanser Generations so that I could get it as a PS2 classic. That would be wonderful. Generations of War was sort of meh.
    Generations of War is what got me into Growlanser, ironically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocelot View Post

    (No, Eternal Punishment PSP is not one of those old games, sorry!)
    At the rate Atlus is going, I wouldn't be surprised to see Eternal Punishment and the first Devil Summoner appear eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkRPGMaster View Post
    Generations of War is what got me into Growlanser, ironically.
    Oh, Don't get me wrong. It's a good game. I just didn't like it as much as the third game, The Dual Darkness.

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    Localizing Shin Megami Tensei after all these years is huge. I hear the iOS version is based on the GBA port; does anyone know what enhancements were made to that version beyond the graphics? I know they fixed the map rotation issue but that's about it. Hope they didn't dumb down the difficulty, since that's the main reason the SNES games are still kind of compelling.
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    I wish that was 2-3 instead of 5 in the Growlanser series showing up there, as I never finished the 3rd one due to my disc getting damaged. Excited about SMT though!

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    The fan translations of the old SMT were actually pretty decent, considering how translations in the SNES days were typically (and yes, I actually bought the Super Famicom versions).

    I guess a glossy remake that would look good on an ipad, etc. is a bit too much to hope for, but I'd be concerned if I were them that a mobile or GBA port wouldn't hold much appeal given the age, and relative comparison with something like an emulated version.

    Heritage of War is more intriguing. I have Generations, but Heritage of War was off my radar at the time I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drav View Post
    Localizing Shin Megami Tensei after all these years is huge. I hear the iOS version is based on the GBA port; does anyone know what enhancements were made to that version beyond the graphics? I know they fixed the map rotation issue but that's about it. Hope they didn't dumb down the difficulty, since that's the main reason the SNES games are still kind of compelling.
    I've been wanting to try the GBA port ever since my SFC died on me, but last I checked it still cost almost $100. O_O; Makes me wish I'd picked it up while it was still in stores, back in 2006...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jitawa View Post
    I guess a glossy remake that would look good on an ipad, etc. is a bit too much to hope for, but I'd be concerned if I were them that a mobile or GBA port wouldn't hold much appeal given the age, and relative comparison with something like an emulated version.
    The relative size of the buttons to the screen in that trailer seem to indicate that iPhone is the recommended platform.

    Although it would be great if someone would release some kind of controller peripheral to attach to iPhones via bluetooth or whatever, because that control setup looks awkward as anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drav View Post
    The relative size of the buttons to the screen in that trailer seem to indicate that iPhone is the recommended platform.

    Although it would be great if someone would release some kind of controller peripheral to attach to iPhones via bluetooth or whatever, because that control setup looks awkward as anything.
    I'm not a big fan of jamming my thumbs on a screen I'm looking at, even if it's as large as an ipad. That said, I think they already make little brackets that attach your phone and a controller together (I've seen people use PS3 controllers and the like). The resolution of the mobile version is probably not super. The other releases (Playstation, Turbo CD, Mega CD) weren't 10 times better graphically either, mind you.

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    I was thinking more along the lines of a brace with buttons, so you could hold it like a PSP.

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    Well, just found out that Growlanser: Heritage of War is now available on the PSN. http://us.playstation.com/games/grow...f-war-ps3.html I'll definitely be getting it.

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    ^might check it out, although I have heard/read it's the worst game in the series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nim View Post
    ^might check it out, although I have heard/read it's the worst game in the series.
    It has its...problems, to say it lightly. One being in the skill system. But the story is worthy of the Growlanser name IMO.
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