History YMMV / Crystalis

21st Nov '15 10:19:11 AM TokoWH
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* GameBreaker: The Warrior Ring, which enables you to fire off the first level of your charged attack with just a button tap. You don't get it until the endgame, but it allows you to rip through anything vulnerable to a level one blast from the weapon in question. Note that this does work with the Crystalis sword, and [[spoiler: the final boss is vulnerable to this]], which is a big part of why it's an AnticlimaxBoss. Notable that all of the bosses immune to this all fall under ThatOneBoss. In the final battle with [[spoiler: DYNA]] and Crystalis can do that ''naturally,'' making even the one level of charge the sword has irrelevant.

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* GameBreaker: The Warrior Ring, which enables you to fire off the first level of your charged attack with just a button tap. You don't get it until the endgame, but it allows you to rip through anything vulnerable to a level one blast from the weapon in question. Note that this does work with the Crystalis sword, and [[spoiler: the final boss is vulnerable to this]], which is a big part of why it's an AnticlimaxBoss. Notable that all of the bosses immune to this all fall under ThatOneBoss. In the final battle with [[spoiler: DYNA]] and Crystalis can do that ''naturally,'' making even the one level of charge the sword has irrelevant.
21st Nov '15 10:17:02 AM TokoWH
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* GameBreaker: The Warrior Ring, which enables you to fire off the first level of your charged attack with just a button tap. You don't get it until the endgame, but it allows you to rip through anything vulnerable to a level one blast from the weapon in question. Note that this does work with the Crystalis sword, and [[spoiler: the final boss is vulnerable to this]], which is a big part of why it's an AnticlimaxBoss. Notable that all of the bosses immune to this all fall under ThatOneBoss.
** This troper has experimented in the final battle with [[spoiler: DYNA]] and found that Crystalis can do that ''naturally,'' [[FridgeLogic making even the one level of charge the sword has irrelevant]].

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* GameBreaker: The Warrior Ring, which enables you to fire off the first level of your charged attack with just a button tap. You don't get it until the endgame, but it allows you to rip through anything vulnerable to a level one blast from the weapon in question. Note that this does work with the Crystalis sword, and [[spoiler: the final boss is vulnerable to this]], which is a big part of why it's an AnticlimaxBoss. Notable that all of the bosses immune to this all fall under ThatOneBoss.
** This troper has experimented in
ThatOneBoss. In the final battle with [[spoiler: DYNA]] and found that Crystalis can do that ''naturally,'' [[FridgeLogic making even the one level of charge the sword has irrelevant]].irrelevant.



* PortingDisaster: The Game Boy Color port of the game, released a decade later, makes alterations to the game mechanics that make things ''harder'' than the original, among other things.
** To some, the complete sundering of the plot to something [[ExcusePlot much more basic and boring]] is even worse.

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* PortingDisaster: The Game Boy Color port of the game, released a decade later, makes alterations to the game mechanics that make things ''harder'' than the original, among other things.
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things. To some, the complete sundering of the plot to something [[ExcusePlot much more basic and boring]] is even worse.
4th Oct '15 8:07:55 PM Kuddy
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** The wraiths in Sabera's Castle and Goa, which are invisible and invincible unless you use a Tornado Bracelet attack on them. Trying to stop and kill every single one means you're going to run out of MP really fast, but running past them leaves you wide open to the paralysis beams they fire. They also have an annoying tendency to completely obscure their shadow behind the bottom wall, meaning it's possible to accidentally slam into one without even knowing it's there.

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** The wraiths that appear in Sabera's Castle and Goa, onwards, which are invisible and invincible unless you use a Tornado Bracelet attack on them. Trying to stop and kill every single one means you're going to run out of MP really fast, but running past them leaves you wide open to the paralysis beams they fire. They also have an annoying tendency to completely obscure their shadow behind the bottom wall, meaning it's possible to accidentally slam into one without even knowing it's there.
4th Oct '15 7:06:43 PM Kuddy
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** The wraiths in Sabera's Castle and Goa, which are invisible and invincible unless you use a Tornado Bracelet attack on them. Trying to stop and kill every single one means you're going to run out of MP really fast, but running past them leaves you wide open to the paralysis beams they fire. They also have an annoying tendency to completely obscure their shadow behind the bottom wall, meaning it's possible to accidentally slam into one without even knowing it's there.
14th Sep '15 7:51:21 AM TokoWH
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* SugarWiki/GeniusProgramming: For its time, this game was a surprisingly advanced NES game, be it's art, gameplay, or animations. It can easily put quite a few SNES games to shame in that regard.
14th Sep '15 7:26:00 AM TokoWH
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** To some, the complete sundering of the plot to something much more basic and boring is even worse.

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** To some, the complete sundering of the plot to something [[ExcusePlot much more basic and boring boring]] is even worse.
21st Apr '14 1:20:35 AM MercenX
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* DemonicSpiders: Dear Lord, the wizards in [[ThatOneLevel the Pyramid Basement]] right before TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon. Not only can they [[BalefulPolymorph hit you with a spell that turns you into a helpless slime]], but their elemental resistances are set up so that you have to take them out [[strike:Herring]] [[strike:Butter Knife]] [[WithThisHerring With This Sword of Wind]]. Oh, and did I mention that they have craploads of Hit Points? Good luck getting to the rematch with Draygon without burning through your supply of [[RareCandy Fruits of Repun]] and using all your magic points flying in a (sometimes vain) effort to avoid them.

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* DemonicSpiders: Dear Lord, the wizards in [[ThatOneLevel the Pyramid Basement]] right before TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon. Not only can they [[BalefulPolymorph hit you with a spell that turns you into a helpless slime]], but their elemental resistances are set up so that you have to take them out [[strike:Herring]] [[strike:Butter Knife]] [[WithThisHerring With This with the Sword of Wind]]. Oh, and did I mention that they have craploads of Hit Points? Good luck getting to the rematch with Draygon without burning through your supply of [[RareCandy Fruits of Repun]] and using all your magic points flying in a (sometimes vain) effort to avoid them.
21st Apr '14 1:20:05 AM MercenX
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* DemonicSpiders: Dear Lord, the wizards in [[ThatOneLevel the Pyramid Basement]] right before TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon. Not only can they [[BalefulPolymorph hit you with a spell that turns you into a helpless slime]], but their elemental resistances are set up so that you have to take them out [[strike:Herring]] [[strike:Butter Knife]] [[WithThisHerring Sword of Wind]]. Oh, and did I mention that they have craploads of Hit Points? Good luck getting to the rematch with Draygon without burning through your supply of [[RareCandy Fruits of Repun]] and using all your magic points flying in a (sometimes vain) effort to avoid them.

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* DemonicSpiders: Dear Lord, the wizards in [[ThatOneLevel the Pyramid Basement]] right before TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon. Not only can they [[BalefulPolymorph hit you with a spell that turns you into a helpless slime]], but their elemental resistances are set up so that you have to take them out [[strike:Herring]] [[strike:Butter Knife]] [[WithThisHerring With This Sword of Wind]]. Oh, and did I mention that they have craploads of Hit Points? Good luck getting to the rematch with Draygon without burning through your supply of [[RareCandy Fruits of Repun]] and using all your magic points flying in a (sometimes vain) effort to avoid them.
21st Apr '14 1:19:45 AM MercenX
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* DemonicSpiders: Dear Lord, the wizards in [[ThatOneLevel the Pyramid Basement]] right before TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon. Not only can they [[BalefulPolymorph hit you with a spell that turns you into a helpless slime]], but their elemental resistances are set up so that you have to take them out [[WithThisHerring With This]] [[strike:Herring]] [[strike:Butter Knife]] [[WithThisHerring Sword of Wind]]. Oh, and did I mention that they have craploads of Hit Points? Good luck getting to the rematch with Draygon without burning through your supply of [[RareCandy Fruits of Repun]] and using all your magic points flying in a (sometimes vain) effort to avoid them.

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* DemonicSpiders: Dear Lord, the wizards in [[ThatOneLevel the Pyramid Basement]] right before TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon. Not only can they [[BalefulPolymorph hit you with a spell that turns you into a helpless slime]], but their elemental resistances are set up so that you have to take them out [[WithThisHerring With This]] [[strike:Herring]] [[strike:Butter Knife]] [[WithThisHerring Sword of Wind]]. Oh, and did I mention that they have craploads of Hit Points? Good luck getting to the rematch with Draygon without burning through your supply of [[RareCandy Fruits of Repun]] and using all your magic points flying in a (sometimes vain) effort to avoid them.
7th Oct '13 12:23:42 PM homogenized
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* AnticlimaxBoss: You'd think the actual endboss of an [=SNK=] game would be an SNKBoss, but compared to [[ThatOneBoss Those Three Or Four Bosses]] and [[NintendoHard the annoyingly hard]] [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon stage]] you go through before the final battle, [[spoiler:DYNA]] is almost insultingly easy.
** Averted in one of the few good gameplay changes in the Game Boy Color remake - [[spoiler: Draygon]] is fought after [[spoiler: DYNA]].
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