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[DS roguelike] You have failed me PA. (SHIREN THE WANDERER)

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  • TaminTamin Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    solsovly wrote: »
    MORE difficult than most roguelikes? I hope the random deaths are as entertaining as they are in nethack.

    Pfft, Nethack has nothing on IVAN. I had both of my arms torn off, then my legs, then my head and I wondered around for a couple of minutes before I either died of blood loss or something ate me, I can't recall.

    Nice.

  • JunpeiJunpei Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    IVAN characters are all that are men.

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  • OrogogusOrogogus San DiegoRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    solsovly wrote: »
    MORE difficult than most roguelikes? I hope the random deaths are as entertaining as they are in nethack.

    Pfft, Nethack has nothing on IVAN. I had both of my arms torn off, then my legs, then my head and I wondered around for a couple of minutes before I either died of blood loss or something ate me, I can't recall.

    I have to assume that that business about this game being more difficult than most Roguelikes is crazy talk. I don't think I've ever beaten a Roguelike without save-cheating. More difficult than average would mean that the majority of characters never even level up before snuffing it.

  • eelektrikeelektrik Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    And my first death in Shiren came at the hands of a Death Reaper fittingly enough in the Old Mine. On my 4th or so attempt to explore the mine after running from all the damned Spike Bombs that almost killed me my first time fighting them, where I survived the explosion with 1hp...

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  • RizziRizzi Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I ordered it off Play-Asia, so hopefully I'll get it some time next week :)

  • Pajama_ManPajama_Man Registered User
    edited March 2008
    Just got the game yesterday afternoon and have been enjoying it immensely so far. I've never really played any roguelikes before Shiren and man is Shiren full of WIN! As punishing is Shiren's perma-death system is, I love it. Nothing more is accelerating then the fear of loosing your level progress and buffed up items. Honestly the last time I had this much fun was trying to achieve the survivor title in Lord of the Rings Online, the perma-death just adds a ton to the enjoyment of the game (and not having to redo small story segments in Shiren is a big plus)..

    I'll try and work on a something with a short FAQ so that lowlylowlycook can slap on the 1st post. Hopefully others whom are more familiar with Shiren are able to help too...

    Hopefully more people here will pick this up, I can't wait for the rescue request to ramp up <img class=" title=":lol:" class="bbcode_smiley" />

    Rescue your fellow Wanderers!

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  • inthegrayinthegray Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Deswa wrote: »
    I could totally use a rescue right now, anyone up for it?

    3351-3825-1572

    hey, when you guys request a rescue, please leave what level you died on and the circumstances that lead to your death (e.g. monster house, super-mamel)

    edit: oh, and post a rescue code instead of a friend code, so anyone can take a crack at rescuing you, not just your friends.

  • TaminTamin Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Powder has one of the most interesting control schemes I've ever seen - and it works perfectly for a roguelike on a non-computer platform.

  • A BearA Bear Registered User
    edited March 2008
    Picked Shiren up today.

    .....Along with Brawl.....

    I will no longer have free time.

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  • DeswaDeswa Registered User
    edited March 2008
    inthegray wrote: »
    Deswa wrote: »
    I could totally use a rescue right now, anyone up for it?

    3351-3825-1572

    hey, when you guys request a rescue, please leave what level you died on and the circumstances that lead to your death (e.g. monster house, super-mamel)

    edit: oh, and post a rescue code instead of a friend code, so anyone can take a crack at rescuing you, not just your friends.
    Right, don't be an idiot like me. I left the friend code for friend code purposes though. No longer needing the rescue now.

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  • DeswaDeswa Registered User
    edited March 2008
    Mastersword + 1 (9) and a Armor Ward (9) all before hitting the first town, nothing can touch me.

    gobassgo wrote:
    "It ain't rape, it's surprise sex!"
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  • MusanMusan Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Deswa wrote: »
    inthegray wrote: »
    Deswa wrote: »
    I could totally use a rescue right now, anyone up for it?

    3351-3825-1572

    hey, when you guys request a rescue, please leave what level you died on and the circumstances that lead to your death (e.g. monster house, super-mamel)

    edit: oh, and post a rescue code instead of a friend code, so anyone can take a crack at rescuing you, not just your friends.
    Right, don't be an idiot like me. I left the friend code for friend code purposes though. No longer needing the rescue now.

    Yeah, actually I was the one who rescued you. Found your request on the wifi list, and also sent ya a polearm I had lying around. Seems all the rescues I do involve monster houses. Your rescue wasn't as tough, since I just had to use a scroll of sleep. But the first one, I had to pull every trick out of the bag for that one.


    At least I got an armband and mastersword for my troubles.

  • DeswaDeswa Registered User
    edited March 2008
    I don't recall mine being in a monster house, but thanks.

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  • lowlylowlycooklowlylowlycook Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    They talked about Shiren in the latest retronauts podcast.

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  • TheLawinatorTheLawinator Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    So far I've been a dot killing other dots. Why am I a dot? I could have sworn we were past dots by now.

    My SteamID Gamertag and PSN: TheLawinator
  • MrBlarneyMrBlarney Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I think I should also add my friend code to the pile: 2578-2734-2707.

    I'm also awaiting a rescue, WFC code 0000-0000-0560. I'm on the lower levels of Table Mountain, if you can help a guy out.

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  • PjstelfordPjstelford Registered User
    edited March 2008
    I feel retarded, but two evil spirits make a very mean little dragon. Don't want to lose my mastersword and good shield.

    Password only, as my DS isn't connecting to the wifi for some reason.

    KB3DW 5!QJ 88QC0
    M6VTP 3NSW NF219
    8VBRJ BGQ6 1V98K
    J7Z48 XG85 QW710

    PS: It's very early in. I think it's the second floor after evil soldiers are first introduced. Before the village with the Jar crafter, at the very least.

  • MightyMighty Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I purchased this game, and i am enjoying immensely... however.

    How do i throw money? this stupid fey's puzzle says i should throw money... but it doesn't say HOW and i have tried all the damned buttons..

    In any case, im having a blast trying to figure the areas out and escaping the evil ones.

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  • BillmaanBillmaan secretly hates you Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Mighty wrote: »
    How do i throw money? this stupid fey's puzzle says i should throw money... but it doesn't say HOW and i have tried all the damned buttons..
    That one pissed me off so much.
    Spoiler:

  • MightyMighty Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Billmaan wrote: »
    Mighty wrote: »
    How do i throw money? this stupid fey's puzzle says i should throw money... but it doesn't say HOW and i have tried all the damned buttons..
    That one pissed me off so much.
    Spoiler:
    I see... well.. its true about the game being cold hearted then...

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  • MrBlarneyMrBlarney Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Mighty wrote: »
    Billmaan wrote: »
    Mighty wrote: »
    How do i throw money? this stupid fey's puzzle says i should throw money... but it doesn't say HOW and i have tried all the damned buttons..
    That one pissed me off so much.
    Spoiler:
    I see... well.. its true about the game being cold hearted then...
    Well, it does take a little luck to learn about it in game. I met an NPC that told me how to
    Spoiler:
    , and that's when you apply that knowledge to Fey's puzzle.

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  • eelektrikeelektrik Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Argh, just died on the 5th floor to a Rice Boss, stupid evil spirits. Would like to get a resuce so I can keep my Katana +5. Rescue number is 0000-0000-1430

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  • DeswaDeswa Registered User
    edited March 2008
    eelektrik wrote: »
    Argh, just died on the 5th floor to a Rice Boss, stupid evil spirits. Would like to get a resuce so I can keep my Katana +5. Rescue number is 0000-0000-1430
    Done.

    gobassgo wrote:
    "It ain't rape, it's surprise sex!"
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  • DeswaDeswa Registered User
    edited March 2008
    Pjstelford wrote: »
    I feel retarded, but two evil spirits make a very mean little dragon. Don't want to lose my mastersword and good shield.

    Password only, as my DS isn't connecting to the wifi for some reason.

    KB3DW 5!QJ 88QC0
    M6VTP 3NSW NF219
    8VBRJ BGQ6 1V98K
    J7Z48 XG85 QW710

    PS: It's very early in. I think it's the second floor after evil soldiers are first introduced. Before the village with the Jar crafter, at the very least.
    Done.
    BMQ!8 3PBK PJX3F
    918LS 41YN C9P5M
    NFP0Q VSCH 5KYCQ
    VTD9W 5DLF 532B0

    gobassgo wrote:
    "It ain't rape, it's surprise sex!"
    wii : 3788 3264 2419 8070
  • MusanMusan Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Pjstelford wrote: »
    I feel retarded, but two evil spirits make a very mean little dragon. Don't want to lose my mastersword and good shield.

    Password only, as my DS isn't connecting to the wifi for some reason.

    KB3DW 5!QJ 88QC0
    M6VTP 3NSW NF219
    8VBRJ BGQ6 1V98K
    J7Z48 XG85 QW710

    PS: It's very early in. I think it's the second floor after evil soldiers are first introduced. Before the village with the Jar crafter, at the very least.


    Done already, password is

    P82QJ DQ8R QJ27M
    ZGZG7 WWVR CTF!5
    2NDQ7 YFS! CJWPG
    V8BVP 8F3X VWLC0


    edit: Gonna need a rescue. Floor 9. Monster house. Code is 0000-0000-1445.

  • The Black HunterThe Black Hunter Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Does this have the Dwarf Fortress level of depth to injuries?


    I just want that games adventure mode on DS

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  • eelektrikeelektrik Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    And just ran into my first Monster House, now I see why they get a bad reputation...Ouch. Could use a rescue again... 0000-0000-1449

    Thanks for rescuing me earlier Deswa, unfortunately I had nothing in my warehouse yet to thank you with. I wish the warehouse and storage centers were connected, as not having a way back to the 1st town to drop things in the warehouse, I'm finding it kinda useless.

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  • VaregaVarega Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Hey guys, I could use a rescue too. I got a Monster House, first one, rescue code 0000-0000-1464. There's a crapload of items in there, and some REALLY weak monsters. Curse girls and Tiger Uhos, really nothing I couldn't handle until I got hit with a Spike Bomb explosion.

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  • DeswaDeswa Registered User
    edited March 2008
    eelektrik wrote: »
    And just ran into my first Monster House, now I see why they get a bad reputation...Ouch. Could use a rescue again... 0000-0000-1449

    Thanks for rescuing me earlier Deswa, unfortunately I had nothing in my warehouse yet to thank you with. I wish the warehouse and storage centers were connected, as not having a way back to the 1st town to drop things in the warehouse, I'm finding it kinda useless.
    I actually love getting in monster houses. I have yet to die in one, woo. Also, I dont mind the lack of item. I got an awesome shield, armband, and a mastersword out of it.

    On my way Varega.

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  • VaregaVarega Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I <3 you Deswa

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  • MightyMighty Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    eelektrik wrote: »
    Argh, just died on the 5th floor to a Rice Boss, stupid evil spirits. Would like to get a resuce so I can keep my Katana +5. Rescue number is 0000-0000-1430
    You too? fucker made me into a riceball and ate me

    P.s. i think i just found something very interesting.

    If you do feys puzzles, you get random crap right?

    But if you talk to bartender after each one? another riceball!

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  • DeswaDeswa Registered User
    edited March 2008
    Varega wrote: »
    I <3 you Deswa
    Done. So many nice things near your corpse. Only took 2 confusion scrolls to take them all out lol.

    gobassgo wrote:
    "It ain't rape, it's surprise sex!"
    wii : 3788 3264 2419 8070
  • inthegrayinthegray Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Mighty wrote: »
    P.s. i think i just found something very interesting.

    If you do feys puzzles, you get random crap right?

    But if you talk to bartender after each one? another riceball!

    yup, this is a great way to stock up your warehouse full of stuff for your next adventures

  • BillmaanBillmaan secretly hates you Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Speaking of the puzzles, when I beat them all, Fay said something like "oh, I guess I'll have to build some harder puzzles". Does he ever actually do that? It's been a while since then, and he still just has the same 50 puzzles.

  • HibikiHibiki Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    thought I'd post this since no one has yet....

    Japanese cover
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    NA cover
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    wtf....

  • Atlus ParkerAtlus Parker Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Look at how angry those eyes are. It appeals to my love of shonen.

  • MightyMighty Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    i dont understand this... do they look at the box art and say "well its okay i guess" "lets make it gayer for the americans"

    Or perhaps they show it to a "target audience" of soccer moms and inbred rednecks.

    "that there is onna them ho-mohs aint it?"
    "i dont want MY little billy to play something with a purple dress'd whore in it!"

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
  • DeswaDeswa Registered User
    edited March 2008
    I love change jars. Sure, a gold sword and a blast shield arent great items, but if leveled, that blast shield is awesome and so much better than weeds.

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    "It ain't rape, it's surprise sex!"
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  • eelektrikeelektrik Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Curse you pitfall traps! I wasn't finished looting that monster house!

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