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    Yeah, this game looks like crap, but it is very original, fun to play and has, as said by many others, great music! A bit frustrating at times but well worth a playthrough.
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    Hydlide 3 is what this is. The special edition version. Once I learned how to play it (needed to look up the manual online) I loved it.

    I got into it one night, I just wish it gave you more direction on what to do where to go next.

    Here is the original MSX version



    The Genesis version


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    I played through this a few months ago with mixed results. I wanted to like it a lot, but the game seems to be actively fighting you at many points. Don't eat? Start losing HP. Eat too much or pick up too many items? You slow to a crawl. The graphical style makes finding essential items in dungeons a nightmare. The general difficulty of the game feels at times insurmountable, even compared to other hard early RPGs like Phantasy Star II.

    However, I still can't bring myself to hate it. It was just a little before the times, tried to integrate too many things, and was in desperate need of an "easy mode." And it aged very poorly. I know it gets a lot of hate and appears on some "Worst Of" lists, but I still like it, even as just an obscure piece of the "Wild West days" of RPG history.

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    I tried playing it once. I started the game, bought leather armor, shield and a dagger.

    And then I was over unencumbered and couldn't move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gentlegamer View Post
    And then I was over unencumbered and couldn't move.
    Yeah, this game can at times feel like work, trying to figure out the most basic things, like how not to overload yourself.

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    I like(d) this game a lot, but you definitely need to read the manual to get started without tearing your heart out.

    Also, I found it easy to get into an unwinnable situation near the end of the game -- it's one of the (very) few RPGs I've ever restarted from scratch.

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    Love this game. Surely looks like crap, and gameplay is everthing but good... but.... I like it, a lot, its very fun once you understand it and able to see throught its uglinees. I like to explore and wander in this game discovering secrets and day by day advance on the history. Guilty pleasure maybe

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