Re: Sakura Taisen?

from Craig Noyes <>
subject Re: Sakura Taisen?
date Fri, 01 Aug 1997 14:52:19 -0400

> On Fri, 1 Aug 1997, Lord Raphael von Matsch wrote:
> > I've often heard you speak about "Sakura Taisen". All the knowledge
> I've
> > gained about it is that it's a video game and Fujishima-sensei made
> the
> > chara design for it. But... What kind of game is it?
>  SHAME ON YOU!!! (You must buy it (Sakura Taisen)!!! along with Tales
> of
> Phantasia, for the Super Famicon...) I bought a Sega Saturn, JUST TO
> Sakura Taisen! (It's that good! It's good enough to make you "wna to
> pay
> about 30000yen (about $290US or so) just for a game. ^o^)

Just out of curiosity, would I have to buy the Japanese Saturn to play
it?  (I've always wanted to ever since I found this really neat web page
on it.)

> > I myself own a PC, a Super Famicom and a Sega Saturn and I'm a great
> fan of
> > RPGs, especially Japanese ones like Final Fantasy and anything by
> Square.
>  Forget Final Fantasy... it all polygon... (unless you lov polygon
> over
> 2-D Gals... (I never liked polygon gals... ^_^;)
> > But I know that *sigh* a lot of interesting Japanese games are never
> > translated into English, and also Japanese computers use different
> OSs than
> > Western ones, etc. ;_; Is Sakura Taisen an RPG, or other sort of
> adventure
> > (plot based) game?
>  It's a Bishojo-Roman, action-romance, adventure RPG simluation, with
> mini-games....... (everything... it's a new kind of game. That's why
> most
> games looked like Sh*t after I played Sakura taisen... (a very
> dangerous
> game... I thin I played it and cleared it more than 12 times... who in
> the world would play RPG 12 times??? (well, I know that most people
> played at least 6 times ^_^;)

Heh heh, sounds like you haven't met a couple of my friends who are avid
Lunar fans.  (I love this game)

> > What I like the most in Japanese games is the attention
> > they pay to their story and plot, while Western games are often
> based on
> > just action and display of superior technical features, with plots
> like
> > "save Earth from the Nth invasion from outer space". BLAAAAAH! ;_;
>  .....^_^; Sakura Taisen might be a bit similar to that ^_^;;; (but a
> VERY GOOD PLOT... the Staff is incredible!) (I've got that song stuck
> in
> my head again... "Hasre, Kousokuno, Teikoku Kagekidan---......" ^_^;
> > But the surprising thing is that RPGs seem to be best-sellers in the
> Rising
> > Sun Islands! (here in Italy, it's hard to meet someone who knows
> what the
> > term "RPG" means T_T)
>  What was that strange show again?... Non Elai ra??? or somehting like
> that??? (Italian version of Onyanko club...) all they need now are
> lots
> of Otaku games ^_^;
>                                         Kenji Shimizu
> PS. Someone, please tell this guy how wonderful Sakura Taisen is, and
> that he should get the game, no matter what the cost ^_^;

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