2019/2/28: Turbografx-16: Valis II (CD), Valis (CD)

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2019/2/28: Turbografx-16: Valis II (CD), Valis (CD)

Postby VideoGameCritic » February 28th, 2019, 7:38 pm

Here are two new reviews for the Turbografx-16 CD system. Feedback welcome.

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Re: 2019/2/28: Turbografx-16: Valis II (CD), Valis (CD)

Postby Sonicx9 » February 28th, 2019, 11:34 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:Here are two new reviews for the Turbografx-16 CD system. Feedback welcome.


So odd you gave Valis III a low score but not I and II?

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Re: 2019/2/28: Turbografx-16: Valis II (CD), Valis (CD)

Postby mbd36 » March 1st, 2019, 9:55 am

Castlevania, Castlevania III, Super Castlevania IV and the NES Ninja Gaidens also have the boss's life bar permanently below yours so it doesn't seem too strange to me.

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Re: 2019/2/28: Turbografx-16: Valis II (CD), Valis (CD)

Postby Stalvern » March 1st, 2019, 12:27 pm

Sonicx9 wrote:So odd you gave Valis III a low score but not I and II?

He mentions in the review that he likes the Genesis version. He gave that one a B.

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Re: 2019/2/28: Turbografx-16: Valis II (CD), Valis (CD)

Postby Sonicx9 » March 1st, 2019, 2:48 pm

Stalvern wrote:
Sonicx9 wrote:So odd you gave Valis III a low score but not I and II?

He mentions in the review that he likes the Genesis version. He gave that one a B.


Keep in note that the two reviews are over 10 years old/has not been played for a long time so cut it some slack, so maybe if he re-reviewed them fresh coming from Valis I and II reviews he might have a different perspective which is why it always good to look back at old game reviews to be redone to see how things have hold up better or worse as it happens all the time.

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Re: 2019/2/28: Turbografx-16: Valis II (CD), Valis (CD)

Postby DrLitch » March 1st, 2019, 5:09 pm

The voice acting in the 2nd game was unintentionally hilarious. I think Yuko says "it wont do to die like this" after a boss proposes to "do battle with her".

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Stalvern wrote:
Sonicx9 wrote:So odd you gave Valis III a low score but not I and II?

He mentions in the review that he likes the Genesis version. He gave that one a B.


Keep in note that the two reviews are over 10 years old/has not been played for a long time so cut it some slack, so maybe if he re-reviewed them fresh coming from Valis I and II reviews he might have a different perspective which is why it always good to look back at old game reviews to be redone to see how things have hold up better or worse as it happens all the time.


It is worth noting that the Genesis Valis III was significantly better than the port on the Turbo. The Turbo version did not even have the Parallax Scrolling that was in the Genesis version and the hit detection was way off. It was a butchered port. Valis III on the Genesis was certainly two whole letter grades better. Also, on box art alone, the Turbo version was a fail. The front cover featured a dude in cosplay/drag.

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Re: 2019/2/28: Turbografx-16: Valis II (CD), Valis (CD)

Postby VideoGameCritic » March 1st, 2019, 5:19 pm

I was kind of surprised to see that low Valis III score! I may have to give it another look.

By the way I have a review of Valis I for the Genesis coming up shortly.

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Re: 2019/2/28: Turbografx-16: Valis II (CD), Valis (CD)

Postby Luigi & Peach » March 1st, 2019, 8:03 pm

Minor typo, but in the Valis review I believe you said umbue instead of imbue.

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Re: 2019/2/28: Turbografx-16: Valis II (CD), Valis (CD)

Postby Stalvern » March 2nd, 2019, 9:49 pm

Luigi & Peach wrote:Minor typo, but in the Valis review I believe you said umbue instead of imbue.

Also "you Yoko" instead of "your Yoko".

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Re: 2019/2/28: Turbografx-16: Valis II (CD), Valis (CD)

Postby VideoGameCritic » March 3rd, 2019, 1:41 pm

Thanks for the typo alert (fixed) but the name is Yuko.

Yoko was the girl who broke up the Beatles!


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