Interesting. The manhwa is so old that it didn't even come to my mind it might have been released in English.
At first sight I thought it would be great to take the "official" transcriptions of the names, but on a closer look, at least the hero's name is transcribed so badly, that I'd rather not use it (from the archived official website, it seems they didn't even manage to distinguish his personal and family name. It's also not optimal to transcribe a name so that it is written the same as an object).
Anyway, I definitely need to make a paragraph about that. Thanks.
OK, here's a short paragraph to mention it:
<p style="text-align:justify; margin-right:10px">In 2005, the popularity of Ragnarock obviously was enough to arouse interest in Lee Myungjin's older work, thus the series saw an English release by Tokyopop, under the title "Lights Out". This autor hasn't read the English version yet, however, the fact that the translator didn't even manage to distinguish between Gunn's personal and family name (it's one of the rare Korean two-syllable family names), doesn't inspire much confidence. The series went out of print a long time ago, and some volumes are hard to find nowadays.</p>
Ah, this article of yours got me really interested in both the comic and game (I LOVE beat 'em ups, and I'm a fan of school fighting manga and anime, like Osu Karatebu, Rokudenashi Blues, etc.), but seeing how hard it would be to find ANYWHERE in the U.S. or importing online, it's unlikely that will happen. Great article though.
The article just received a minor update. I did a subtle rewrite of the first review, as it was one of the more clumsy pieces of English writings I've produced. It's still not perfect by any stretch, but noticably better, I hope.
Also added advertisements (and a better image of the cover) for Eojjeonji... Jeonyeok and concept art for Storm.
I just played the first game for the first time and found it a little boring. It's fun to figure out the moves, but there are very few sound effects and the enemy movement patterns are not interesting. Unfortunately there is no savegame, so I just pause the game and task-switch out of it.
I was using DOSBox and XPadder with namco arcade stick.
Getting Storm to run in Windows 7 x64 is proving tricky, but I only tried for about 5 minutes. I often find the "meta-game" of getting games like this to work on my hardware more interesting than the game itself.
So derboo, are you fluent in Korean? I read your coverage of history of Korean gaming before, but this article made me want to read it all over again. There are some screenshots of Korean games on this page: ykhwong.x-y.net/ Eloi's riot looks unusual, Tokyo Yahwa could be interesting too.
Last Edit: Dec 12, 2016 2:05:33 GMT -5 by marco75: Extra info could be interesting to OP