War of the Dead
Posted: 25 Dec, 2017 11:22
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Created 25 Dec, 2017 11:22 by
Posted: 25 Dec, 2017 11:35
This is a horror themed action RPG for the pc engine. The recommended version is the recently released english translation on https://www.romhacking.net/translations/3328/.
This version is recommended for non japanese speakers and everyone in general. In addition to a decent translation, the team fixed a couple of serious game breaking glitches.
One drops your hp to 0 if you ever reach the highest level (instant death). I originally assumed one was intentional-like a stern punishment for overlevelers, but apparently it was a bug. That's fixed, as well as the inventory screen.
This game can be unforgiving in the beginning. I played this years ago, and was impressed by the music, and compelling horror themes. The opening grabbed my attention right away, and I knew I would play it despite the language barrier.
The game has no save or easy continue. Your password is the continue, so get one anytime you accomplish anything, or avoid hardcore mode until you get used to moving around and surviving.
This is a flag heavy game. Everything worked in initial and secondary testing, but please let us know if there are any unexpected bugs.
This game has a sequel on the msx (also translated) for the curious.
Posted: 27 Dec, 2017 06:52
How exactly do you get a password? I played for about 30 minutes, died, and then realized I had to re-do all that backtracking. :P
Posted: 28 Dec, 2017 09:13
Sorry, didn't notice the message you posted. I rarely see the forum updated, so I check infrequently.
To save, see the pic. (It's the altar at the church).
Just walk up to it and you will get a message. Also, make sure you psi charge your preferred weapon. It makes the game much easier than without. It's still hard, and you will easily get wiped out if you wander into the wrong area unprepared. Get a few levels under your belt, and things get much easier.
Save your ammo where possible. If enemies take more shots than you recoup per encounter, you might want to back off or switch to the knife.
Posted: 13 Feb, 2018 16:14
Tell me please where to download rum with English translation and working achievements? I either have Japanese rum, or achievements do not work!
Posted: 17 Feb, 2018 22:04
You can apply the patch at the link above and apply it to the japanese rom. There are four versions, one is a bad dump. The patch is meant to work with
Shiryou Sensen (J).pce (GoodPCE)
It will not work with the No-Intro Version: Shiryou Sensen - War of the Dead (Japan).pce even though it is a good dump, or the Mame version. The no intro version seems to be common, but it is not the correct one.
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