Oppenheimer wrote:There's another game from the SNES era, Soul Blazer, which is in the Actraiser series came out with a very similar idea.
Actraiser series? Apart from being made by the same company I don't see what they have in common aside from the general theme? I've never heard it being part of anything other than the Creation series along with Terranigma and Illusion of Gaia/Time. Illusion even had a secret level from Soul Blazer if I remember this correctly. That was a fun game.
I kinda liked Dark Chronicle, but not to the point that I want to play it again, it's annoyances were too many for that. But the town building aspect appealed to me, I like most games where I get to build towns.
Never played the first one, but I did get a chuckle out of the fact that the hero is named "the toilet".