Category Archive: Liveblogs

Jun 16

The Phantasy Star III Chronicles: Part Nineteen

In the end, I proceeded from a faulty train of logic. Forgetting that Maya was actually Layan (And thus Ayn was a hybrid Orakian/Layan), I decided that I wanted to keep the bloodline as Orakian as possible, and elected to marry Sari. Sari quickly put Ayn in his place, telling him “No more adventuring!” Wow. …

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Jun 13

The Phantasy Star III Chronicles: Part Eighteen

In the previous chapter, I noted that Lyle revealed he could change into a dragon and then he died (This grammar, by the way, is not much worse than what the game actually said.). I feel like this should somehow have had more time spent on it, since it was a pretty important plot point …

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Jun 12

Busyeye

I have a number of gaming related things going on, and to actually do them all is going to require that I don’t spend hours watching streams. Let’s go over them all. On the speedrunning front, I have to finish up Golgo-13: Top Secret Episode. Hopefully I can get that tonight when I stream my …

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Jun 09

The Phantasy Star III Chronicles: Part Seventeen

After entirely too long, I’ve resumed my playing of the third Phantasy Star game! Being back on the first continent in the game, I wandered through a bunch of deserted villages, until coming upon the dungeon I escaped from way back at the game’s start. Within the confines of the dungeon, I came across Sari, …

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May 13

The Phantasy Star III Chronicles: Part Sixteen

Not much has happened since my last entry. Having successfully discovered the cave that allowed me to progress, I went through it, and discovered something that previous dungeons lacked: new equipment! Primarily, a Force Sword with enough power (I can do close to 500 damage on particularly weak enemies) that it made me abandon the …

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Apr 27

The Phantasy Star III Chronicles: Part Fifteen

At last! Pandemonium Progress! This update actually covers two sessions of me wandering around looking for what the heck to do next. At the end of the first session, I was actually closer to my goal than I had realized, having stopped at the cyborg town in Aridia. Yet I went back to the fourth …

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Apr 21

The Phantasy Star III Chronicles: Part Fourteen

As with Part Ten, I am currently, if not “stuck” per se, in “wander around the world I’ve uncovered so far, trying to find a cave that will let me in” mode. My attempt to get to Techna was foiled by the fact that the bridge that was supposed to be there when I went …

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Apr 17

The Phantasy Star III Chronicles: Part Thirteen

Double Royal Needler all the way across enemy groups! So intense! Armed with two totally broken (For this point in the game) weapons in the form of dual-wielded Royal Needlers, plus Ayn’s companions’ weaponry, breaking into the castle was pretty easy. The hardest part was navigating the dungeon, and I even managed to get pretty …

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Apr 14

The Phantasy Star III Chronicles: Part Twelve

Besides non-obvious paths for where to go next, another thing that old-school adventure and RPG games are known for is the triggers to advance coming down to “talk to a random person in a town”. In this case, coming to the new, nearly deserted village (Except for some new weaponry), the gate to the castle …

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Apr 13

The Phantasy Star III Chronicles: Part Eleven

I’m making progress again! One thing about old RPGs of all sorts is that the method for advancement can range from “not obvious” to “outright counter-intuitive”. The first Lufia, for instance, has a point where you have to backtrack to a village you have no real reason to backtrack to, and I can’t remember if …

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