Tacticular Cancer: We'll have your balls

  1. Welcome to rpgcodex.net, a site dedicated to discussing computer based role-playing games in a free and open fashion. We're less strict than other forums, but please refer to the rules.

    "This message is awaiting moderator approval": All new users must pass through our moderation queue before they will be able to post normally. Until your account has "passed" your posts will only be visible to yourself (and moderators) until they are approved. Give us a week to get around to approving / deleting / ignoring your mundane opinion on crap before hassling us about it. Once you have passed the moderation period (think of it as a test), you will be able to post normally, just like all the other retards.
    Dismiss Notice

Completed Lets Play: Rance 1 (NSFW)

Discussion in 'Codex Playground' started by TheEntitledOne, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Make America Great Again TheEntitledOne Arcane

    TheEntitledOne
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2012
    Parrots:
    2,658
    Click here and disable ads!
    Time for a new LP.

    I guess the codex is sick of Astro, Hisaos… Time for the greatest hero ever: RANCE!!!!
    I will LP Rance 1, and maybe later I will continue the saga.

    Let’s Play RANCE 1: Searching for Hikari




    First some explanation about the Rance series…

    http://alicesoft.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Rance_series

    Rance 1 was the first game developed by Alice soft, although their parent company Champion soft, had already developed some other games, most importantly a trilogy with the adventures of Kentaro & Miki (In those games Miki is turned in some kind of vampire, and in the Rance saga she appears as the Demon King)

    Rance 1 was released in October of 1989, and is probably the oldest hentai saga that continues to be updated. And I can’t think of many games were you play with the same protagonists for 10+ game for 20+ years…

    The Rance saga is composed of Rance 1, Rance 2 (and the 2010 remake Rance02), Rance 3, Rance 4, Rance 4.1 and 4.2, the spin-off Kichikou Rance, Rance 5D, Rance 6, Sengoku Rance (7) and Rance Quest (8, released in 2011, and the expansion Magnum released in 2012). Rance 9 apparently is in the making, and it’s rumored that the saga will end with Rance 10…
    The plot usually goes from simple unimportant adventures to saving the world from ITZ, as well as screwing as many women as possible…

    In Rance 1 the gameplay is that of an adventure game with jRPG elements, and the next titles become more HRPG, with more dungeon crawling, and some titles have strategy elements, etc.

    Currently Rance 1, Rance 02 and Sengoku Rance are the only ones translated.

    About RANCE
    The Protagonist is Rance (duh), and his job can be described as: adventurer, warrior, thief, general, treasure hunter, conqueror, demon slayer, detective, serial rapist, ally of justice and cuties…
    His past is unknown (and his last name is unknown to), he was brought as a kid to some town, and eventually ends up becoming a mighty warrior.
    Most of you already know what kind of guy he is. For those who don’t he is a very perverted guy who doesn’t mind recurring to rape to get pussy, although he never intends to harm girls, and since he is a great hero most women end up falling for him.
    Thankfully he is no lolicon, and he only does girls in the 15-30 year range.
    Since some girl he got pregnant in the past had an abortion he has taken great care to not conceive children, although by Rance Quest he has 3 known children (only one of them human).
    And although he is strong and moronic, he can occasionally develop some really cunning (sometimes ``evil´´) plans. One way or another he always beats all the challenges. He is basically the Odysseus of porn games in that sense.
    If you want to know more check the wikia.




    THE RANCE WORLD

    [​IMG]

    (For a porn game it has some seriously complex lore)

    The Rance world is formed by the main flat continent and the way smaller JAPAN.

    There are 5 human realms, JAPAN (yellow), the Free Cities (Green), Leazas (Red), Helman (Blue) and Zeth (Pink).
    The western side of the world is controlled by demons and monsters (Grey).
    The Demons (or Majin NOT Devils) were created by the gods (for the lulz), and every millennium or so there is a new Demon King who is the only one capable of creating more demons (There can be a maximum of 24 in any given moment). The demons can create apostles to serve them, and all of them together can control many types of monsters, making the demon realm a serious threat to mankind.
    Since each demon king had a different policy towards humans, the reign of each demon king defines the eras. For example Rance was born in the last years of the Demon King GI era, and the saga start in the year 1 of the Little Princess (Miki) era. Currently the demons are in a civil war, and the borders with the humans are safe.

    The Rance world has all kind of creatures like Gods/Angels, the Devils (aka Akuma, NOT Demons) who oppose them, dragons etc…

    And interest detail about this world: Everyone in the world is stat based, people gain XP and with the help of level up gods they can level. Most people has low level caps and can’t improve further, but Rance (at least in the lore) has no limit to his grow, and when he fucks a girl he increases her level cap. Although if people get lazy they delevel (Rance delevels a lot from game to game).





    Well enough talking…
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  2. abnaxus Arcane

    abnaxus
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2010
    Parrots:
    14,604
    Location:
    Carcosa
  3. Mrowak Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

    Mrowak
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Parrots:
    3,938
    Project: Eternity
    I approve of this LP. Carry on, good sir! I doubt it will be one quarter as entertaining as Sengoku Rance, but to hell with it. :thumbsup:
     
    ^ Top  
  4. Make America Great Again TheEntitledOne Arcane

    TheEntitledOne
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2012
    Parrots:
    2,658
    Let’s Play RANCE 1: Searching for Hikari



    Now let’s start the game…


    The game starts with Alice Soft logo…
    [​IMG]


    A sort intro plays…

    [​IMG]

    Some redhead is taking a shower…

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Ninjas!!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    The title screen:

    [​IMG]

    (I guess the title can be translated as Rance: quest for Hikari/Searching for the light…)




    The game opens with Alice and Yuikichi, first we check the Alice Mansion…

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG] "Nice to meet you. I am the owner of this mansion, Alice I look forward to working with you."

    [​IMG]i "Kaa kaa kaa! Gero-gero!"

    [​IMG] "Hey, Yuikichi, be quiet!"

    We check the character introduction…

    [​IMG]「Well then, allow me to introduce the characters of this game, Rance 01.」

    - Rance –
    The main character of this story. No matter how you look at it, he is a violent criminal...no, excuse me...I mean, a level 10 swordsman. :smug:

    - Sill –
    A magic user girl bought by Rance. A spell of obedience has been casted on her so she can´t act against Rance´s will.(By this time the spell has possibly lost its effect but..)


    We check the making of Rance…

    We started developing "Rance" at the end of April. First off, we started by decided to do something H.
    -Lets go with a RPG Fantasy ADV?(That was ANCHOKU who decided the setting with the idea that popped into his head.)
    -Yeah...if we are going to do that, let´s make the hero a jerk. It´ll be hard for a cool guy to go around doing H.
    -Let´s give him also a female partner.

    A girl dedicated to the gallant hero would be nice. (A cheerful magician)I was thinking...
    HAKASE "How naive! Let´s make her a slave." :lol:

    TADA "How life destroying... "And that is how Sill-chan went down a pitiful path.


    There is a lot of technical stuff I will ignore, as well as other details. Now let's start the game...








    PROLOGUE

    [​IMG]
    (RETRO RANCE!!!)



    [​IMG] "Rance, I need you to handle something for me."


    [​IMG] I came to one of the rooms of the Guild to see if he had any work for me. Keith seated comfortably behind a large desk.

    In his early 40´s, Keith puts me in mind of a pig sunning himself in his sty. Being around him is enough to make anyone uncomfortable.
    I really hate this guy. The only reason I put up with all this is for the jobs he provides. He pulled a cigar from his desk and lit it with a deliberate motion.

    (Keith is the guild leader where Rance used to work his younger years, he shows up again in other titles)
    [​IMG] "Shouldn´t you be getting married soon? I could introduce you to some beautiful girls." He said with a lecherous grin.

    [​IMG] "Just give me a job already?"


    [​IMG] "Very direct, Rance...fine."



    With that, Keith removed a single photo from a plain white envelope and slid it across the desk to me.

    [​IMG]
    (She is Hikari, aka Ligth, the girl we saw being kidnaped)


    [​IMG] "Take a look at this photo." I looked at the photo - an image of a beautiful girl with red hair, smiling in a white dress.

    [​IMG] "Ho. Really cute girl."




    [​IMG] "I want you to find this girl and protect her."

    [​IMG] "That´s it? Find her? Who is she?"

    [​IMG] "The second daughter of the Bran family. Her name is Hikari. She disappeared 3 weeks ago on her way to Paris college."

    [​IMG] "Isn´t Paris that school for rich princesses? Are you sure she didn´t just run off?"

    [​IMG] "Her roommate said she saw two female ninjas break in and take her away."

    [​IMG]Female ninjas, huh? I didn´t think there were any left.

    [​IMG] "There was no ransom or demands left behind."

    [​IMG] "Then it wasn´t a kidnapping. Then what did they do that for?"

    [​IMG] "Who knows. Anyhow, go and save that girl."

    [​IMG] "Fine. What do I get."

    [​IMG]"20,000 GOLD!!"

    [​IMG] "That is quite a reward. Why so much?"

    [​IMG] "She is worth a great deal to her family."

    [​IMG] "Leave it to me. I´ll find her before you know it."


    [​IMG]

    (Sill!!! :hug: )

    Well, she is Rance's slave. He had to pay a fucktoon for her, magician maidens aren't cheap after all. She is the nº1 companion of rance in most games, and even if he doesn't treat her to well there is some serious emotional engagement between them.


    I returned home to plan how I might find the girl. I looked inside the envelope Keith gave me. Aside a single photo was a report several pages long.

    [​IMG] "Rance-sama I brought you some tea."


    Sill appeared in the room bearing a tea tray.

    Sill Plain is a magic user I bought from an amoral warlock. She has a spell on her that makes her obedient to my orders. For a swordsman without any magical abilities like
    me, a magic user of the 13th level like her is a very helpful partner.


    [​IMG] "Emm...What is our next job?"

    [​IMG] "We have to find someone."

    I explained to Sill the basics of our current job.
    While I talked with her, I tried to think how we could accomplish our task.

    It seemed like we needed to go to the city and ask around. I also wanted to investigate Paris college, but since it´s a girls-only academy...

    [​IMG] "You are going to collect information for me at Paris college."

    [​IMG] "Eh!? I am going to attend college?"

    [​IMG] "Idiot. You are collecting information. Info! See if any other girls have been kidnapped...if she has any new friends...or anything else out of the ordinary."

    [​IMG]"Yes, I understand."

    Being a magic user, Sill is smart and of course she passed the Paris college admission exam with ease and successfully infiltrated the school.

    I followed her to the city a week later.

    [​IMG]

    Damn! I forgot my wallet and weapons! And there is also no time to go back and get them. No problem...I will manage somehow.


    (I'm using colored text like in the game, if you have trouble with it just tell me)
     
    ^ Top  
  5. spekkio Arcane

    spekkio
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2009
    Parrots:
    7,023
  6. RK47 Dog Armor Patron

    RK47
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2006
    Parrots:
    24,405
    Location:
    Not Here
    Dead State Divinity: Original Sin
    Seto Kaiba's great grandfather returns. Much joy to be had. I wish YuGiOh is about man beating women on cards and raping them.
     
    ^ Top  
  7. abnaxus Arcane

    abnaxus
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2010
    Parrots:
    14,604
    Location:
    Carcosa
    [​IMG]

    Is that Sigil in the middle?
     
    ^ Top  
  8. Make America Great Again TheEntitledOne Arcane

    TheEntitledOne
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2012
    Parrots:
    2,658
    It's some huge mountain inhabited by dragons I think. And the forest surrounding it is inhabited by an all-female race of dryad/elf chicks. It's a central location in the last rance game.
     
    ^ Top  
  9. abnaxus Arcane

    abnaxus
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2010
    Parrots:
    14,604
    Location:
    Carcosa
    Is Laezus the red or green country? IIRC Rance had a thing with the princess/queen of that country.
     
    ^ Top  
  10. Lindblum Scholar

    Lindblum
    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Parrots:
    661
    Wait "Thats" Rance?

    Looks more like Kaiba
    [​IMG]
     
    ^ Top  
  11. pipka Savant

    pipka
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    Parrots:
    1,351
    Location:
    The Penal Zone
    Proceed. GAHAHA
     
    ^ Top  
  12. Make America Great Again TheEntitledOne Arcane

    TheEntitledOne
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2012
    Parrots:
    2,658
    Red, I explained it at the beggining.

    The green area is composed by independent city states.
     
    ^ Top  
  13. Make America Great Again TheEntitledOne Arcane

    TheEntitledOne
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2012
    Parrots:
    2,658
    (From here on I will do some small updates every 1-2 days. But not to fast, the game is quite sort.)


    Rance travels to the capital of Leazas in order to find Hikari.
    He has sent Sill first to infiltrate the institute Hikari was kidnaped from. Unfortunately he forgot all the GOLD (the name of the currency) and equipment…



    This is the main interface…

    [​IMG]

    Right now we are in front of the Pub.

    Using the commands in the screen we travel south from the Pub to the street in front of Paris institute…

    [​IMG]

    Our location in the map appears in red.



    In the menu we check the Camp option.

    [​IMG]

    There we can access the inventory, the save/load screens, status… And even magic. For the first and last time Rance can cast spells in this game, but we know no spells right now…



    We sneak into the institute’s backyard (men aren’t allowed) and call Sill…

    [​IMG]

    (Sill is so KAWAII)



    The Rance series has some great soundtrack, although the mighty My Glorious Days didn’t exist yet.
    Sill’s theme (which plays in this scene and is also Alice’s theme) is something similar to this…



    When interacting with characters we get this screen…
    [​IMG]

    Most of the options are useless, we choose Look-Sill:

    Dressed like this, Sill does look like a foreign princess. The clothes suit her well. One might even call her cute... maybe.


    Then we choose Talk:
    [​IMG]


    Most of the options give useless info…


    She tells us that the director made her honorific student, that she wants to go to a party in the castle, that monster scare her…


    Instead we choose Ask-Hikari:

    [​IMG] "Yes, it looks like Hikari was a student here at this college."

    [​IMG] "And, what did you find?"

    [​IMG]l "Hikari was a really hard-working student. She was made a honorific student by director Minmin."

    [​IMG] "Honorific student?"

    [​IMG] "Yes. She was definitely a diligent person."



    We can ask every character about their/Age/Name/Merchandise and lots of worthless stuff…


    Her whole name is Sill Plain and she is 18 YEARS OLD. Every character in this game is 18+YEAR OLD:M



    We ask her for some GOLD…

    [​IMG] "To tell you the truth I forgot the money and equipment home."

    [​IMG] "Rance-sama surely is a scatterbrain."

    [​IMG] "What did you say? *hit* *hit*"

    (Whenever Sill says something slightly stupid about him Rance hits her ``comically´´ in the head).


    [​IMG] "It huuurts! please forgive me, I won´t say it anymore, so don´t hit me."

    [​IMG] "Anyhow, I need money."

    [​IMG] "I only have this much, though..." Sill took 150 GOLD out of her cute purse.

    [​IMG] "Tch...you only have this much? Well, better than nothing. Hand it over."




    I took the 150 GOLD from Sill´s hand.

    [​IMG] "You´re taking all of it??But what should I do about tuition? I won´t be able to pay."

    [​IMG] "Mmmm… well....Whatever. You will manage somehow. Understood?"



    [​IMG] "That´s...

    (Now we can buy stuff)

    We can also ask her to heal us…

    [​IMG] "Sill, cast a health replenishing spell."

    [​IMG] "Yes."

    [​IMG] "Pain, pain...fly away!"

    [​IMG] "Sill, can´t you do something about that weird chant."

    [​IMG] "I was thought to do it this way."


    (She uses the same silly chant in all the games).

    She can also recover our mana…


    [​IMG] "Sill, my Magic is very low. Give some of yours."

    [​IMG] "If I do that my Magic will be exhausted..."

    [​IMG] "Stop babbling and do it!"

    [​IMG] "Yeees."

    [​IMG] "What is with the tone?"

    [​IMG] "Nothing. I will give you mine with joy."

    [​IMG] "That is better."


    (She better watch the fuck out)
    GIVE and TAKE options don’t work with her so there is only one left:

    ASSAULT

    In most porn games the hero must go through some shit to get pussy.
    Rance is intelligent enough to have a slave…


    [​IMG]


    We get to choose the order of actions during the tasteful interaction. This way we can learn magic…


    We pick TouchXXX-Touch breasts-Do it gently and finally missionary…
    We are gentle with her; she is quite tight yet and not accustomed to the Hyperweapon…


    [​IMG] "Th-there is...."

    [​IMG] "Do you like it?"

    [​IMG] "N-no..."

    *Grope* *grope*

    [​IMG] "Please stop..."

    [​IMG] "Like I would stop doing something so fun! Take that...and that!"

    [​IMG] "Mnn....ah ha ha...mm...."

    [​IMG] "Look, it is fun, isn´t it?"
    [​IMG] "........................."

    I caressed every part of Sill´s body.

    [​IMG]"Ahn... no..."

    [​IMG] "Do you really mean that?"

    [​IMG] "Ah aaaahhh...Rance-sama, you bully."

    I held Sill in my arms and penetrated her passionately with my XXX burning like fire.(Even though it´s me saying it, my XXX is the greatest.)

    [​IMG] "I am coming Sill."

    [​IMG] "No, Rance-sama, it hurts!"

    [​IMG] "That is because I have quite the deadly weapon! Ga haha ha!"


    When I came with Sill something strange happened to my body. I obtained the spell, "Healing".
    (If we choose the wrong pattern we only achieve to make her cry, but we are true gentlemen, right bros?)

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG] "Why does Rance-sama always bully me?"

    (When Sill does something wrong Rance usually punishes her this way… Ironically he rewards her the same way).

    [​IMG] "I am not bullying you."

    [​IMG]l "but it hurts."

    [​IMG] "If you do it lots of times, it will start to feel good."

    [​IMG] "Is that true?"

    [​IMG] "Next time I will make you crazy with lust."

    [​IMG]"Aaaan. I don´t want to be crazy."

    But suddenly Rance started to worry.

    [​IMG]- Being unable to make Sill climax... Am I really bad at this?
    ...No...Sill must be frigid.

    That´s how Rance tried to convince himself.


    (He is more considerate towards her than what he looks…)

    We give her another screwing and learn Magic missile, but since we can only have one spell, we pick Healing...


    [​IMG] "Well, I will be on my way. Find out everything you can."

    [​IMG] "Yes, understood. Rance-sama, please be careful."



    After getting some money and having some fun we leave to town…

    We go buy some weapons…

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    We can ask her about many topics, but the only useful info is about her merchandise.

    We ask her about the Weapons:


    Milly "Then allow me to explain. In this store we sell 3 kinds of weapons.
    The "Jelly sword" wobbles as it strikes enemies. It is the everyman sword. The price is very low: 20 GOLD
    "Margarita" has magic within it. Your enemy will see 3 copies of yourself. If you use this sword, your defense will increase. People with a little more income often use this.The price is: 100 GOLD
    "Ekk-libur" is the mass production version of the holy sword of legend. This sword, like the original one, is made from the finest materials.
    There is no magic but it´s destructive power is equal to the original. It is a high quality object that a connoisseur such as yourself shouldn´t miss out on. The price is: 200 GOLD."

    We end up buying…
    Next one is the "Charming armor". It was designed by a very famous artist. With it´s excessive beauty the monsters might even forget to attack you. The price is 120 GOLD

    Before leaving we attempt ASSAULT…
    Milly "Stop! I will activate this bomb if you come any closer."
    Saying that she pulled a portable bomb out of her pocket. What a fearsome girl.


    We go to the pub to look for info…
    [​IMG]

    But we don’t get anything useful…
    (Just some Lol info.)


    Now we will try some combat…

    We go to the city gates…

    [​IMG]


    And we exit…

    [​IMG]



    We look for monsters…

    [​IMG]

    It’s a weak foe, but since we didn’t buy a weapon (Duh) we can’t hurt him. (The armor protects us well though) We kill it with magic missiles…
    We go back to town to buy a basic weapon, but…

    [​IMG]

    This is the infamous gore bug introduced by the translation. It disappears when you enter a building.

    We buy a Jelly Sword for 20 GOLD…
    And we have Sill restore our HP/MP.


    We kill more stuff, with a weapon is way easier…

    [​IMG]


    We do some shameless grinding (grinding is ultrafast; just need to push one button and you will be swimming in XP and GOLD).

    We get enough cash to buy an 80 GOLD ``unusual shield´´. Since we have more than 100/100 exp points we visit the level up shop.


    [​IMG]


    We can ask her several things…

    Ask-Name:
    Girl "I have no name."

    [​IMG] "Why?"

    Girl "Because the authors got lazy."

    Ask-Age:
    Girl "I don´t age."

    [​IMG] "Why?"

    Girl "Because the authors are half-assed!"

    We ask her about leveling…
    Girl「Eh? Why does your strength increase after leveling up, you ask? That is one of the sacred secrets of the universe."

    [​IMG] "That is no answer!"

    Girl "That is a sacred secret of the universe. That is all."



    Well, we ask her to perform the level-up ceremony…

    Girl "Then I will perform the Level-up ceremony. Is that all right?"

    [​IMG] "Please, do it."

    Girl "Really?"

    [​IMG] "Yes!"

    Suddenly a lightning crossed the surface of the crystal ball.

    Girl "Congratulations. Your level went up. You level is now 11 All your stats increased by 2."

    [​IMG] "I see. It does feel like I became stronger."

    Girl "To achieve the next level you need 200 experience points"


    As you have noticed the game is full of placeholder lulziness, but the next titles will continue fleshing out the universe.
    For example the level-up girl becomes the level-up goddess Willis.



    Well, enough for this update...
     
    ^ Top  
  14. Make America Great Again WhiskeyWolf RPG Codex Polish Car Thief Patron

    WhiskeyWolf
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2007
    Parrots:
    12,133
    An LP after my taste.
     
    ^ Top  
  15. Cowboy Moment Arcane

    Cowboy Moment
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2011
    Parrots:
    4,245
    While this Rance might not be the Rance we all know and love, you can nevertheless feel the potential hidden within.

    Even Odysseus had to start somewhere. :salute:
     
    ^ Top  
  16. Онега Trying too hard to get banned Queued

    Онега
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2012
    Parrots:
    121
    Location:
    бомбоуёбищe
    More retarded than Mass Defect.
     
    ^ Top  
  17. Luzur Prestigious Gentleman Good Sir

    Luzur
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2009
    Parrots:
    26,470
    Location:
    Sweden
    80's hairdo Rance is cool.

    i tried this game before but didnt go further then fucking Sill and buying a sword, and since you will do it for me i dont need to play the game.

    also, that crow is heiling at us.
     
    ^ Top  
  18. Make America Great Again TheEntitledOne Arcane

    TheEntitledOne
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2012
    Parrots:
    2,658

    Hey look at me! I'm cool enough already to have shitposters in my threads!!:love:
     
    ^ Top  
  19. Cenobyte Tacticular Staff

    Cenobyte
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Parrots:
    1,114
    Location:
    Japan
    Excellent stuff
     
    ^ Top  
  20. Make America Great Again TheEntitledOne Arcane

    TheEntitledOne
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2012
    Parrots:
    2,658
    Now let’s explore town a bit…

    [​IMG]

    North of town there is some kind of haunted mansion. We can’t get in…


    In middle of town there is a big park, an south of it the level-up shop, the graveyard and a shop we can’t enter yet…


    In the western part we have the Paris institute, the equipment store, the pub and the inn…


    And in the east we have an item shop…

    [​IMG]

    Let’s buy some stuff…



    [​IMG]

    We look at the girl...


    She is wearing a bikini. A healthy ass has it´s own charm.

    Patty "Nooes. What are you looking at?"

    [​IMG] "Your booty. How could I not?"

    Patty "Pervert!"


    We try to get some info from her, but the only worthwhile thing she knows is about monsters…


    Patty "You know the Haniwa monsters, don´t you? There are many varieties but one attack "Hanny Flash" can´t be avoided no matter how much defense you have or how good you are at dodging."

    [​IMG] "Aaa...Sounds like trouble. Is there something I can do?"

    Patty "It is only a rumor but I have heard that if you hold a "Haniwa bronze statue" you won’t get hurt."

    [​IMG] ""Haniwa bronze statue" Do you sell those here?"

    Patty "...I don´t. I have never seen one either. I could definitely sell one for a high price...."


    Haniwa or Hanny are one of the classical enemies in most Alice soft games. The first ones we will encounter, the Blue and Green Hannys are bad news at early levels…


    We try ASSAULT…

    Patty "Not now. If you bring me the "Fire tree leaf" I will let you do me."


    (Well, we need to get those 2 items, they will be useful).
    She has several items for sell, but the only useful ones are the seirogan, the basic healing item. They are cheap so we buy a few of them…

    [​IMG]


    Now we check the castle gates…

    [​IMG]

    To enter the castle we need a castle permit…

    Let’s ask people about it…

    We ask Patty:

    Patty "......................"

    That’s some meaningful answer…


    When we are crossing the park…

    [​IMG]

    Girl "Excuse me..."

    A girl looking around came and talked to me. She is carrying with both hands a heavy looking bag.

    [​IMG] "What do you want?"

    Girl "I-I seem to have lost my wallet. Could you help me find it?"

    (We agree to help her)

    She looks so pitiful. Let´s help her

    (We ask for a reward)

    [​IMG] "I can help you find it but what about the reward?"

    The girl held her bag tightly.

    [​IMG] "I am a pro, you know? There is no work without reward. You can pay me with your body too." :bounce:

    Girl "T-that is..."

    (We keep asking) :smug:


    [​IMG] "So?"

    Girl "I understand."

    [​IMG] "It can´t be helped. You lost it around here, right? I will help you find it."

    Girl "I lost it around here."

    I looked around the park.

    [​IMG] "There is nothing like a wallet here. Somebody must have already taken it."

    I turn around to the girl.

    Girl "Looks like it. But it doesn´t matter anymore, I found another wallet. Thank you."

    [​IMG]

    :x (Thankfully we had barely any gold)

    [​IMG] "T-that is...my wallet."

    Girl "It is better if you don´t go any further in this case."

    Saying that she disappeared like the wind.

    [​IMG]D-...damn it!! Don´t go any further!? Who the hell do you think I am! I will chase you to the end of the earth and shove my XXXX up your XXXX!!!

    Rance truly knows how to express himself…



    Unfortunately it’s getting dark, so we better go to the inn…

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    We call the girl

    [​IMG]

    We have some chit-chat with her. (Assault is useless)
    She is JAPAN-ese, called Horikawa Nami and 19yo. She is the owner of the JAP style inn.
    We try to get some info from her, but she doesn’t say much. Apparently there is some kind of coliseum inside the castle area…



    After TALK –ing with her several times…

    [​IMG] "There is nothing fun going around here, is there?"

    Nami "Something fun? I wouldn´t know."

    Nami "Ah! There is one thing! Is isn´t something fun though. Lately we have been hearing about thieves showing up here and there to wreak havoc."

    [​IMG] "Thieves, huh? Those are everywhere."

    [​IMG] "What kind of bad things do they do?"

    Nami "Everything. Murder, kidnapping beautiful girls..."

    [​IMG] "What!? Kidnapping cute girls? (Could it be that Hikari was...)What else do they do?"

    (They just got into Rance’s turf, they are gonna pay)

    Nami "Things I can´t say."

    [​IMG] "I see. You should be careful too."

    Nami "I should? I will be fine, I am ugly."

    [​IMG] "What are you talking about? You are beautiful. I guarantee it, so you should take pride on yourself."

    (Unfortunately Rance’s seduction skill is a bit crude yet…)

    Nami "Thank you."

    Nami "Anyway, it is dangerous... so please, Honorable guest, be careful."


    We SLEEP.

    Next morning…


    We go check on Sill but…


    I called Sill with a low voice so that nobody could overhear us.
    There is no answer for a while. Could it be that is not here?

    [​IMG] "Hey Sill, come out! There is pork buns for you!!!"

    ........

    Mmmm it looks like she really isn´t here. Going where she pleases...what an insolence. I will have to punish her next time I see her.




    Well let’s keep investigating in our own…

    The Pub is closed at this hour, so we look somewhere else…

    The only one who tells us something useful is Patty…


    Patty "Thieves? How scary. But I know nothing.
    I´ve got it! You can find out if you ask at the Info-store to the south."

    [​IMG]"Info-store?"

    Patty "Yes. It is on the way to the cemetery. It sells information obtained by using the most advanced `computer`."



    We go to the info-store…

    [​IMG]


    A girl with some kind of biomechanical computer greets us.

    She is a bit boring, all she talks about is her computer…


    Girl "This store has been dealing with information since the town was built. Using the most advanced computer we will instantaneously find the information you want to know."

    Girl "The computer is omnipotent. It can do anything."

    Girl "Eh? This computer? It is the latest computer with the cute name XX-88A.As its main memory it uses the combined brains of 5monkeys.Each one can store 8 gigabytes so in total it can store 40 gigabytes of information. Amazing isn´t it?"

    (Lovely retro naivety)


    Girl "Sigh...I want more memory. The next time money comes in I should go buy some "Monkey brains"

    (My computer needs some upgrading, what should I use chimp or bonobo brains?)

    Girl "Sigh...can´t it go any faster? I wonder if I should by the numeric processor "Dolphin brain"

    Girl "Did you know? There are rumors that the brains of human children are being sold as the best memory on the market." (LOL)

    [​IMG] "I didn´t know that."

    Girl "I can´t do something so inhuman but people say it 200 times more powerful than "Monkey Brains""



    Well, let’s get some useful info in exchange for GOLD…


    First we choose to but some info on the world’s lore…

    Girl "You already know that this country´s name is NODD, don´t you? (I guess the lore changed sometime in the future) This country was liberated in the year 2080 by King Public Domain. Until that time it had been under the cruel reign of the tyrant MM-DOS from the Demon Kingdom IBBM. It was a sad and cruel age of pain and hardship." (What The Fuck is she talking about?! :lol: )

    [​IMG] "And what kind of bad guy was that MM-DOS?"

    Girl "Under his reign it was a terrible SYSTEM originated where nothing could be produced. But his little brother, a man called MM/2 was an even more terrible being.

    But the Messiah TRON and the mysterious warrior UNIC appeared from the east, and put an end to the battle."

    [​IMG] "And? Who won?"

    Girl "(Bill) Gates..." :)lol: )

    (I guess this is just LoLLORE)




    We can buy info some characters, but most of it is LOLlore, when asking about Hikari she just tells us that the info is secret (aka game breaking).

    We ask bout thieves…

    Girl "About the band of thieves around here? Let´s see...the name of the band is "Unlimited Tomorrow Gang."
    What an odd name, don´t you think? The boss´ name is "Rayhart" The band´s main activities are robbery and kidnapping. And killing people thoughtlessly. The boss also kidnaps beautiful girls he finds."

    She has more info on the thieves but we don’t have more money, we go outside…


    Since the pub will be open already let’s ask there.
    In our way to the pub…


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]"Ah, hello, Rance-sama."

    [​IMG] "What are you doing?"

    [​IMG] "Shopping. Look, a delicious looking french bread."

    [​IMG] "Sill, wasn´t your work to collect information in the school?"

    [​IMG] "I was told by director Minmin to go and buy this."

    [​IMG] "I don´t want to hear excuses.And what is with that outfit? What happened to your costume?"

    [​IMG]l "But, if I used that costume it wouldn´t be cute."

    [​IMG] "Don´t contradict me!

    *Hit* *hit* *hit* That is enough. Go back to the school already."

    [​IMG] "eeh. I understand."

    (We will punish her more later…)


    We enter the pub, we ask the barman about the thieves…

    [​IMG]


    Old man "You are a strong swordsman, aren´t you? I have a task for you."

    [​IMG] "I ought to say I am not cheap."

    Old man "What about the "Castle permit" as your reward? I don´t have a lot of money on my hands."

    [​IMG] "Well, it doesn´t quite cover things, but I guess it will do..(He he he! How lucky! the "Castle permit")
    And the briefing?"

    Old man " "My daughter was abducted by the thieves. I want you to go save her."

    [​IMG] "Is your daughter...pretty?

    "Old man "Well, I say this as her father, but yes, she is pretty."

    [​IMG] "And where are those thieves?

    "Old man "I don´t know."

    [​IMG] "Ok, worry no more. I will save her."

    Old man "Thank you very much. Take this. It isn´t much but please accept it.」The old man took a bag with money off the shelf.

    The bag looked heavy.

    Old man "It has 800 GOLD inside. Please use them."

    [​IMG] "800, huh? Not much but, it will do."


    I happily put the money in my wallet.

    (Fuck Yeah!)

    We leave the pub and use the cash to buy the best equipment and get some info in the store…

    We buy the Holy sword Ekk-libur, the armor of god and the Medusa’s shield …

    For 200 GOLD we get info on the Thieves’ lair…
    [​IMG]


    Girl "The lair of the thieves is right here."

    The operator showed me the map displayed on her screen. Rance "I see. After the third zone."

    Girl "Terrible monsters lurk around there. It will be dangerous if you don´t make the right preparations."



    [​IMG] "Are you worried about me?"

    Girl "No, only because would mean one less customer."

    [​IMG] "Oh, I see. (hmph!)"

    Girl "Oh, that is right! I have some valuable information. Do you want to hear it?"
    [​IMG] "I would like to hear it."

    Girl "Then pay other 100 GOLD."

    [​IMG] "Geh! C´mon. Tell me for free!"

    Girl "What will you do, will you buy it?"

    Mmm.. Valuable information...or...maybe I could get it later?

    We will need more cash. We will use the chance to do some training…



    We go outside of town. There we have 3 areas for grinding and the lair.

    We level twice in the first area; now let’s go to the second one.

    There we find Blue Hanny…

    [​IMG]

    Those are some really dangerous fuckers. If they use their flash attack they ignore your defense, so they can kill easily if we are low level…

    The other foe in this area is some kind of scorpion girl…
    [​IMG]


    The Blue Hanny’s are too dangerous so we train in the 3rd area…

    There are several monster girls here. In future games they are developed further, and start to be called GalMonsters…

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    We try to enter the lair to, but a force field stops us…

    [​IMG]


    After some training we go to town and level-up…




    We have reach level 17, and have a maximum of 55HP, and a fuckton of GOLD…
    Let’s get the info…

    Girl "There is a barrier around the entrance of the thieves’ lair. To destroy that barrier you have only to sneeze at the entrance."

    [​IMG] "Sneeze?"

    Girl "Weird, isn´t it?"




    Well, we are set to go, but first we go to fill our HP/MP, and to punish Sill of course…



    [​IMG]



    GAHAHAHAHA!!! I’m very satisfied!



    In the next update we will deal with those thieves (I will have to level more first, the green Hannys in the lair are a bitch)
     
    ^ Top  
  21. lightbane Arcane

    lightbane
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2008
    Parrots:
    5,391
    Location:
    Neverwhere
    Retro Rance is not as awesome as it should be, but it shows potential. Moar please.
     
    ^ Top  
  22. Akasen Scholar Patron

    Akasen
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2011
    Parrots:
    279
    Location:
    The Magicians Lair
    PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015
    Ah, a glorious addition to the Codex. I have always had on my to do list to play this game. NOW I DON'T NEED TO!
     
    ^ Top  
  23. Make America Great Again TheEntitledOne Arcane

    TheEntitledOne
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2012
    Parrots:
    2,658
    A RANCE WITH ROGUES




    We go to the thieves’ lair.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG] "Uwa...the barrier. That is right. I only need to sneeze, right?"
    Let´s use this little twig here.*htch...ht....thcc....*

    [​IMG]「*HA TCHNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!*"Ok, I can enter now.


    As soon as we enter we are attacked by a threehorn…

    [​IMG]


    We are attacked by green hannys too…

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    The main corridor splits in 2.

    Fist we check the eastern area…

    We get into the closer room. The first door is locked, but there is a second one we can open. We enter…

    [​IMG]

    Seems like a very dirty room…


    In the closet we find 4 medicines and we take them.

    We check the table…
    On top of the table there is some kind of letter" I already have enough of being a thief. I will stop being a thief, become a farmer and marry Manami. But if the boss gets wind of it, I will be killed."


    [​IMG] "Hmmm, what an idiot. To leave such an important letter laying on top of the table."


    We don’t find anything useful. We leave the room.

    In the way we are attacked by a thief…

    [​IMG]


    (With our current level we don’t have any trouble…)

    We check the north-eastern room…


    We see some dude trapped in concrete…

    [​IMG]

    (Currently he is a no-one, but in future games he is developed further and turned into some legendary hero… Apparently his name is Sir British, and was the leader of the five eternal heroes, who fought the demons in the past, more than a millennia ago. All of them are still alive in one way or another. Sir British himself is trapped in eternal concrete, and Chaos and Nikkou are currently demon slayer swords …But right now this dude is just comic relief…)



    We talk with him, he doesn’t say much about himself…

    No matter how much I look, it is just a man.

    Man "H, help me."

    [​IMG]" Unfortunately I am not the kind of good Samaritan that rescues men, you know?"

    Man "can´t be..."
    (Rance has his priorities right:lol:)



    We think about helping him…

    But how do you take this cement away? it is impossible.

    Man "Save me."

    I can´t say something like `there is no need to save you`.

    I should say:

    [​IMG] "Idiot. Like hell I would save somebody like you!" :smug:


    We don’t get much from him, so we leave…



    We encounter some giant frog…

    [​IMG]

    We check the other corridor…


    A small room. I turn to the brutal-looking thief in the room.

    Thief "Who the hell are you!"

    [​IMG]"Same for you, who are you!"

    Thief "Me? I am Murara of the band of thieves. Ga ha ha ha ha ha!"

    The thief laughed loudly like an idiot.


    [​IMG]


    Instead of GOLD we give him steel.

    He dies… He is no match for a great hero like Rance!

    We try to climb the stairs in front of us…

    [​IMG] "Ugya!"I felt pain on my feet and jumped from the stairs. There is something to this stairs. If I just went up without preparation I could die.

    There is a hidden trap!
    We need some item to pass through…

    We check the closet in the other room…
    [​IMG]


    *step* *step*

    [​IMG]「I see. If I don´t wear the "thieves´ shoes" I can’t go up .Well, let’s see what is ahead."


    I went up the stairs and went forward…

    [​IMG]

    There are 5 rooms in this area. The first 2 are mostly empty, except for a key…


    In one of the upper rooms…

    [​IMG]

    She is quite hostile towards us, and doesn’t say much…

    When we try ASSAULT…

    Thief "Do you really want me to to slit your throat with this knife so badly?"

    [​IMG] "A cutting tool like that doesn´t suit such a cute girl like you. Come on, give it to me."

    Thief "Do you want to do me that much? Well...if you answer 3 of my questions correctly, I will let you do me."
    [​IMG] "You really mean that?"

    Thief "Aah... but if you get one wrong, you are out."

    A sex quiz!! The Questions are these:


    Thief "Ok, I will ask some difficult questions. I will give you some possible answers. The answer is among those 3, so choose."

    Thief "What is the girl at the item store called?" > Patty
    Thief "How old is the daughter of the man trapped in cement?」>4
    Thief "What is different between MSX and 88?" (GREAT retro informatics…) > Price
    Thief "How old is Sill?」> 18 YEARS OLD
    Thief "Cassette are the invention of which country?" >Holland
    Thief "What is sunk in the Pacific?" >Battleships
    Thief "Among the next, which one is the most amusing machine?」>
    Thief "What looks our planet like?" >We ride elephants.
    Thief "The greenhouse effect is going to destroy the world" >The elephant is a genius (Cleve option…)

    There are many other options, but I can’t be arsed to write all. But I remember one of them being:
    What’s the most excellent race in the world? > Japanese … ...



    When you pick 3 right answers…

    Thief "....................."

    [​IMG]"What? It is right, isn´t it?"

    Thief "...No way..."

    [​IMG] "Ga ha ha ha! Looks like I won."

    Thief "Tch, I understand. Do as you please."

    …….

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG] "Will you stop doing this shady work?"

    Thief "I....."

    [​IMG] "Look, because all you do is fight your skin has become so hard. Girls have to care more about their skin."

    Thief "Ah."

    [​IMG] "You are quite cute."

    Thief "I...this is the first time I have been told that. The boss or my comrades always treat me as an outlet for their sexual desires."

    [​IMG] "......."

    Thief "Aahh..."

    [​IMG]"I´ll rescue you so will you stop this thief thing?"

    Thief "You had sex with me only once. Don´t talk as if you understand me."

    (Rance tries to be a gentleman, but women are difficult to understand. At least we got gratuitous sex. Gahahahaha!!)




    In another room…

    [​IMG]

    Thieves room. As I went inside the room and saw pair of thieves assaulting a girl.

    Guy 1"What cha want, Pal!? Ouch! I cut my tongue!"
    Said the weird guy with the mohawk

    Guy 2 "Huh, a strong looking guy. Do you have a problem with what we are doing?" Said the nasty guy.

    We show them our blade and they run away…




    [​IMG]

    We talk with the girl. She is called Furara, she is 18 and knows nothing of Hikari… (She is not the bartenders daughter)

    We try to talk more with her, we spect some kind of drama from her but…

    Furara "I am just a side character...I have nothing to do with this."

    Placeholder side characters don’t suffer trauma from being gang raped apparently…

    We have the option to rape her, but it leads to a Game Over ending with Rance becoming a bandit himself.
    Sorry, he has too many adventures left…

    We leave the girl alone (placeholder side characters don’t bother with going home) and go to the last room…

    We open a door with the key we got earlier and…


    [​IMG]

    A girl is chained up.

    [​IMG] "The bartender´s daughter?"

    Girl "Please save me!"

    At that moment a huge shadow appeared before me.

    Boss "Yo, Kid. This room is for my own personal enjoyment. What do you want?」

    Looks like this guy is the boss of the thieves.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG] "Hand that woman over."

    I stepped forward without wavering.

    Boss "You said something really funny there. Get out while I´m still in good mood."

    [​IMG] "You old man, I told you to hand that woman over, didn´t you hear?"

    Boss "YOU----!"

    (In this universe there is only room for one rapist)


    He is relatively though, but he is messing with the Number 1 HERO of the world!

    [​IMG]

    With a brutal attack we open Rayhart's guts…

    The girl is ours…
    [​IMG]


    We talk with her…


    Girl "My name is Barubtenks, the daughter of the bartender."

    [​IMG] "Quite a long name."

    Girl "I am 18 years old."

    [​IMG] "What kind of things were done to you by the thieves."

    Girl "I want to forget. Don´t ask me that."

    [​IMG] "Oh...so what kind of things?"

    Girl "....."

    Girl "I was...by many male thieves..."

    [​IMG] "......"

    [​IMG]"Other than you, was there another girl called Hikari here?"

    Girl "I don´t know. What happened to the other people is something I don´t..."

    Since she can’t move we can harass her a bit…

    [​IMG]

    But we free her…

    Girl "Thank you for coming to my rescue. Well, I will be going to my father´s place first."

    [​IMG] "I will escort you."

    Girl "No, that is okay. I am quite fast."

    [​IMG] "On the way thieves or monsters could appear."

    Girl "Don´t worry. Well, I will wait for you at the bar."

    [​IMG] "I will should go back to the pub too."


    We go back to town and check the pub…

    [​IMG]


    Girl "Thank you for saving me back then."

    Old man "Thank you for saving my daughter. I thought things would work out since you were handling it."

    [​IMG] "Of course!"

    We have some chatter with them…

    Daughter "The thief boss being such a pervert was really troubling."

    Old man "WHAAAAAT!!!! DID HE XXXX YOUR XXXX?"

    Daughter "Dad! Don´t say such things."

    Old man "The thieves are gone so it is a happy ending, right?"

    Old man "You look like guy with promise... What do you think?
    Won´t you take my daughter as your wife?"

    Daughter "Dad! don´t say weird things..."

    Old man "My daughter is quite famous for her beauty."

    Daughter "Dad is quite cool too. Don´t you think so, Sir Rance?"

    [​IMG] "Yeah, whatever."

    Nice way of mocking the classics…



    [​IMG] "I saved your daughter. May I have the reward you promised me?"

    Old man "Alright, here´s the "Castle permit""

    Saying that the old man took the "Castle permit" from behind the picture on the wall.

    Girl "Dad, that permit is..."His daughter said as she pulled on his arm.

    Old man "It can´t be helped. It had to be done in order to save you. This is the "Castle's permit""

    [​IMG] "True."

    I got the "Castle permit"

    Fuck Yeah!!



    We go to the castle…

    [​IMG]
    Well, we go to the inn then.



    We try to screw the girl from the inn…


    We try fooling with her, but…

    Nami "JAPAN-ese women don´t give their bodies so easily."

    [​IMG] "Then by force!" (Rance gonna Rance)
    I dashed in Nami´s direction.

    [​IMG] "Woaa"
    My body was thrown to the floor.

    Nami "This is a JAPAN-ese fighting style, Judo."

    Nami "You want me to throw you out again?"

    Nami took up a Judo position.


    Time to use a different strategy…

    [​IMG] "I love you. I really do. It is true."
    I´m really good at saying things I don´t mean. :smug:

    Nami "Eh?"She felt troubled by the seriousness of my face.

    [​IMG] "I love you, Nami."

    I started to take off her Kimono.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG] "You don´t have any underwear under your kimono."

    Nami "No, Honorable Guest, we can´t."

    I gently caressed her breast.

    Nami "More than this would be..."

    I tried to kiss those soft looking lips of her...

    (Ugya!)

    Nami "Honorable Guest, put an end to this joke already. If you do anything else I will have to throw you out of here."

    This treacherous body of mine hurts everywhere.
    [​IMG]"Understood, I won´t do it anymore."

    I have no strength left to do that again.

    ...

    Shit.

    ...

    ...

    We sleep...

    ...
    Next morning...


    Before we go to the castle we talk with Sill, maybe she has discovered something…

    [​IMG]l "Rance-sama, while I was investigating I found out
    something terrible."

    [​IMG] "Quick, tell me."

    [​IMG]"There have been 4 students that have gone missing the same way Hikari did in the last 4 years at this college. 1 each year."

    [​IMG]"What!?"

    [​IMG]"It looks like they were cute, beautiful girls, too."
    [​IMG] "Undestood. You did well Sill."

    [​IMG]"Te he!"

    (Sill can’t help but to smile and blush when Rance praises her)

    [​IMG] "The teachers here are suspicious. Use your magic and read their hearts."
    [​IMG] "But if I went and read them without permission their privacy would..."
    [​IMG] "It doesn´t matter."

    (Sill is not a mere sex slave. She has many talents, including mind reading. In this game she is no part of the active party, but in most of the games she is. She is a pretty decent offensive mage, and a good healer too. Plus she keeps the wildest aspects of Rance’s personality in check; she is kinda like his moral pet)



    We come back a bit later…


    [​IMG] "Did you read the hearts of the students with your magic?"

    [​IMG] "Yes, but it looks everybody has done something bad..."

    [​IMG]「And what kind of information did you get?"

    [​IMG]"There was nothing relevant. It is just..."

    [​IMG] "It is just what?"
    [​IMG]「There is a single girl whose heart I couldn’t read. I wonder if she used some kind of special powers."
    [​IMG] "Hmm...In any case, that girl is suspicious. Investigate her by any and all means. Understood?"
    [​IMG] "Yes, I will do my best."



    Now we try to get into the castle…

    [​IMG]
     
    ^ Top  
  24. TigerKnee Prophet

    TigerKnee
    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2012
    Parrots:
    1,539
    British is supposed to be a reference to Lord British

    No, really. The head designer of Rance was very inspired by the Ultima series. You can actually kind of see its influence on Rance III/IV
     
    ^ Top  
  25. Cenobyte Tacticular Staff

    Cenobyte
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Parrots:
    1,114
    Location:
    Japan
    Is this real ingame text? :eek:

    :lol:
     
    ^ Top  

(buying stuff via the above buttons helps us pay the hosting bills, thanks!)