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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: May 23, 2018, 09:07:43 PM »
BTW, @Aeolus, what's LoZ:TH?

Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes.

I was posting about it a little while back, before I started digging in to RS2. I'm only really playing this one now because its kinda infamously unplayable without three people and the online died shortly after launch. Right now I've lucked into some randoms and I'm hoping to ride them for as long as I still can.

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: May 23, 2018, 05:39:19 PM »
LoZ:TH. By some twist of fate, I was able to find other people playing this thing online so I'm actually making progress in this again. I've been clearing a boatload of challenges in certain regions (namely the Forest, Castle and Ruins), with a couple elsewhere as well and I even got the Ruins done (still need to do the Desert and the Sky Palace).

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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: May 23, 2018, 04:44:36 AM »
So who should I pair Brinaki up with? Miccy? Delthea? Nowi? Maybe Palla or Catria while she waits for either Sigrum or Tanith to arrive in their SUP (Sports Utility Pegasus) and pick her up after school? Or maybe Ike because almost everybody in Tellus likes Ike.


Anyways, after two mediocre rounds, Round 3 ended in a complete blowout on my team's end as apparently they changed the mechanics so that when you achieve a Knockout, you can open up formerly protected regions, which in turn can be knocked out themselves for even more territories. And provided that you have a really strong Whale team or something, are comfortable with running Inferno on Autobattle and have a shitload of Lances stashed away, you can easily and singlehandedly chain opponent territories (since newly available territories all start at their default value).

I'll admit, I didn't have someone like that on my team, but six Knockouts were had nevertheless, which kinda makes the previous strategy of being in a good position going into the last rounds somewhat less important. At any rate, I hope it'll be a long while before we get another one of these (all of my non-Cavalry Brigades kinda suck still, there just isn't enough time to train dammit).

At least my Armor Emblem is trained enough to dance through the T&A ReBHeB's Lunatic Mode. I just need to do the same with Anna and Alfonse. Edit: I have since polished off the ReBHeB, and in one go (or I would have, but I forgot to reposition Nowi at the last turn and had to redo the whole shebang; at least it doesn't cost me 15 Stamina anymore; for reference, the other character was Bow Lyn).

Double Edit: +_+ is up and while the maps aren't too difficult to play through, Auto-battle chokes hard on the final map. I might want to replace my B team with a Flier Emblem just to deal with the terrain issues. Also pulled for a Bride again and got another pity breaker Faye (+Atk/-Spd; worse than my +Res/-HP; I'd donate the Firesweep+, but none of my Archers really wants one; they either have their own nice bows that their builds rely on or not enough Spd to warrant the effort), so I'm done with the seasonal until the Legendary banner comes and either goes or disappoints.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: A JRPG About BOOBS!
« on: May 23, 2018, 04:15:53 AM »
Would that be Velvet in Tales of Berseria?  She was the bustiest of all the ladies in the game.

Velvet, Milla, Sheena, Tear, Grune, Judith etc. There's usually always someone.

Mint, Mary, ...., Rutee, Sheena, Hilda, Grune (despite Chole being not-a-slouch in that department, probably the only game in the series with multiple Boobs), Tear, Judith, ...., Ange, Raine (because Sheena didn't come back), Judith, Innes, Pascal, Milla, Milla again, Lailah and Velvet.

I think that's all of them. Eternia and the first DS game are pretty bereft of cleavage, but the rest seem to stack up (though Symphonia 2 falls pretty flat as well).

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: A JRPG About BOOBS!
« on: May 21, 2018, 03:17:44 PM »
Matrix Software has created games other than those listed, and their quality to me tends to be hit-or-miss, so I can't say I'm excited for their latest title. By the way, I don't think Working Designs' translations are all that great, to be honest. In the original Lunar games and their remakes, for instance, they say "Mel founded Meribia" instead of just "Mel governs Meribia" like he does in the original Japanese version of the titles, which contradicts the spinoff manga that says Meribia is over a century or so old. There's also dialogue like "The world will once again be mine on a delicious half-shell." Sorry, but if movies had dialogue like that, they'd get torn apart by critics. The Lunar 2 remake also had really shitty, unnatural battle dialogue. I also didn't care much for the fact that they left the Japanese voicework in the Arc the Lad games intact, which sounded more like gibberish than actual Japanese.

WD also had the tendency to hack their games to make them generally less playable because nothing screams 'difficulty' than archaic horseshit like limited saves, inflated HP totals/stats, the removal of items (or in Lunar 1's case, the addition of a key item that both takes up one of your extremely limited inventory slots and is tossable for an easy dead man walking scenario).

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: May 19, 2018, 03:17:58 PM »
RS2: And that's Bokouhn strings cut. Just five Heroes left to go. Turns out that you don't need your Emperor to be a Tactician, you just need the class unlocked. Also did a bunch of shit like collecting all of the Bard's Instruments, beat up a bunch of disloyal pirates, and stop a Volcano, so now I'm currently on my fourth generic Emperor. I probably should go after Rocbouquet or Noel next (probably Noel since my current party is a bit of a sausagefest atm and I lack a Moleman).


Edit: Welp. I'm fucked. I triggered the Final Emperor one generation too soon (should've left Noel or Rocbouquet alone, went after both since I failed to trigger a timeskip and wanted Selmet as a territory) so now my Empress has crappy SP and mediocre combat stats (lotsa MP and magic though, about the only good thing that came from having a Tactician Emperor), and there's no way to trigger enough time skips to finish up on the remaining Fusion Spells (on the plus side I funded Quicktime; on the minus, I didn't fund Elixir).

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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: May 18, 2018, 09:54:52 AM »
I'm sure Snacky is there to satisfy a cuteness quotient and definitely not for the lolicon audience.

Also go figure they choose the moment I decide I should start saving to get Hector once and for all to release a seasonal version of Ninian, and a flying tome user at that. What to do.

Well if it helps, her artwork is dreadfully terrible (dem broke gams). Also, its too bad she isn't also a Flying Dancing Dragon Tome user, but then neither Scummer Corn nor Nowitch are considered Dragons either (though it seems like you have to be a Dragon (or Camilla) to be a Flying Tome User to begin with).

I suppose they're going for Flower Girl (you know, for Tanith's and Sigrun's wedding; now if only they would actually include them :arghfist:) rather than Marriage Candidate for the Snacki.

Meanwhile Tharja Emblem is now a go (or it would be if we had a little more diversity than 3 Red Mages and a Green Mage; she can't even go for a Tactics or Emblem build since you're running 1 Armor and 3 Infantry).

And while completely inappropriate for Marth, at least we now have a an Axe Mount who isn't past their prime (or wielding a Spoon; its a cake cutter instead...).


Edit: Freebie pull was a 4 star Stahl, second pull was Brinian. The rest so far has been trash (mostly more Stahls). +Res/-Spd, but who cares, she's just another Dancer and thus will always have bad stats. Meanwhile, Ares is unsurprisingly the uncommon choice from the last banner while the rest remain 5 star locked because fuck you, waifus are made of unobtainium and if you want a Dancer/Singer so bad, you will take your Olivias and you will be grateful they even let you have her. As for the upcoming +_+, with the new changes, suspicions abound that our bonus roster will consist of the Seven Brides of Marth (which means that tomorrow's banner will likely consist of the old Brides; good luck on pulling a +Atk Bridelia or getting that 5th and final Lyn/Dazzle fodder). nope, we're just getting the option to run the old versions of our new Brides/Marth, so that's a far less useful banner to pull from (unless you're really hurting for Ninian or Raudrblade+). New seals though are Atk/Def 2, Flier Formation and Spd Smoke. I'm sure Airzura or Brinian would love the extra move, hell, with this, I've basically got a 3 move Flier team in Elincia, Bonkers, Nowitch and whomever gets FF.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: A JRPG About BOOBS!
« on: May 16, 2018, 09:00:37 PM »
Arent all jrpgs already about boobs

At the very least, every Tales Of game is required to designate at least one member of the party as "the boobs", as I like to call them. Luckily, whoever that is usually has a completely different personality to the others in the series.

Although the same can not be said about the Final Fantasy series.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: A JRPG About BOOBS!
« on: May 15, 2018, 09:03:17 AM »
Arent all jrpgs already about boobs

I feel like there exists at least some kind of Cho Aniki style JRPG out there.

If not, then what the fuck Japan!? You need to get on this already.

...or were you referring to JRPG Protagonists in general?

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: May 14, 2018, 04:11:21 PM »
@Aeolus -- Your posts keeping turning my attention to the RS2 icon taunting me on my PS4 home screen. Problem is, soon as I tried it I realized I still have turn based burn out from Persona 5. The Saga series in general is the one franchise I really want to devote time and have not sadly.

I know I've been enjoying it thus far. It doesn't seem to be as rife with Guide Dammit moments as other SaGa games are. Like the GameFAQs walkthrough I'm using is missing quite a bit of information in regards to scenarios and side-tasks (like what to do with the Stone Boat, since its generally useless once you cool down the Volcano) but they're easy enough to spot. That said, its not completely without hazards (like losing an Emperor on the Stone Guardian boss fight during Rocbouquet's quest, Cumberland, or missing out on sleeping with the fishes), but its not like you have to follow a play-by-play guide to do everything (although that's generally because SaGa games infamously do not allow you to do everything in one playthrough). It helps that RS2 in particular has pretty clear cutoff points for the most part.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: A JRPG About BOOBS!
« on: May 13, 2018, 09:55:12 AM »
There is a new game coming out called Omega Labyrinth Z. Aside from the main character having BOOBS THAT GROW ALL THE WAY UP TO A Z-CUP(!), the really interesting thing about this game is that it's being developed by Matrix Software. This is a company who has made exactly 4 games (that matter). Alundra, Torneko: The Last Hope, Alundra 2, and Dual Hearts. That first game, Alundra, is one of the greatest games ever made. It's not an RPG, though. Perhaps the other three games are pretty good as well, but I can't expect any of them to hold a candle to Alundra. Their last game, Dual Hearts came out SIXTEEN years ago. I'm very excited that Matrix Software is coming back after all this time with a major console game. I hope it's fun.

Any of you guys hear about this game or play any of Matrix's old games?

I've played some of their more recent games like the DS port of Final Fantasy 3 (whom some will recognize as that version of an FF game that's better ignored over the original NES/Famicom version) as well as hearing about their work on FF4, as well noted DS game Avalon Code (a game who's gimmick is that you record people, things, tools, monsters, magic and ideas into this book and use them to fight your way across the game and ultimately to rebuild the world; but in practice, falls incredibly short of even achieving basic gameplay mechanics (like the book being treated like an inventory menu, except that its horribly unorganized, chock full of clutter and an unsorted mess that you have to dive into every time you need something from it), and the plot is absolutely nothing to write home about either; choosing to squander absolutely everything about the conceit of the game).

So I hate to tell you this, but this game is exactly as vapid shovelware trash appealing only to the lowest common denominator as the cover and basic concept implies.

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: May 13, 2018, 02:04:35 AM »
RS2: Dusted off Dartang, six more heroes left to punk. Now on my third generic Emperor. And also felled the Giant in the South Straight Ruins (before Dartang even, both with my second generic Emperor; although I was pretty much running out of LP by the end of da Tang).

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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: May 11, 2018, 12:34:20 AM »
Up to 4.25% and have nothing to show for it (well okay, I picked up a pair of Abels, another 4 star Tailtiu (wrong Thunder Mage game), a second Morrin, two Shannas, an Athena, and some other fodder). At least the colors aren't screwing me over as much as the Legendary banner did, but I'd like to have some more of that luck that I otherwise had for said banner.

Sadly, I'm kinda in it for Lene or Ares over Ishtar because I have never seen a badly done Ishtar art....until two days ago. She looks like she's about to throw a coffee mug at a defense attorney's face rather than Thunder (and what happened to her side pony tail and her thighs? she isn't nick-named the Goddess of Thunder Thighs for nothing).

Of course I'd be better off waiting for the next calendar before dumping any more Orbs, but I kinda really would like somebody from this banner.

Also, Shigure is the winner of the Uncommon demotion. I'll suck trying for granny hair dragon, but he should hopefully show up for me eventually.


Edit: and no sooner do I post this than do I notice the new calendar, and holy crap on a crap cracker, we're getting another Tapper! immediately after the current one, with our third GCN coming in a week from now, with Julius in between, the next +_+ involving Loki, and the next banners include two with nondescript New Power, with the next Seasonal on the 21st, on top of the usual monthly Legendary in the middle of it all, and some other stuffs like Combat Boosts and whatnot. At least its fairly safe to pull (until a pitybreaking Faye with +Res/-HP shows up instead).


Double Edit: So now we get to see the 2.5.0 changes made to Tapping the Rift and RD. Man did RD get boring since its always the same team you're up against now instead of whatever random clusterfuck of characters the game decided to throw at you. It also means that if you're not winning against this particular team, then you aren't winning until you revisit your team comp. Tapping Tower seems like they're simply doing away with the actual Tapping Quests (instead of the daily Tapping Quests) with a couple of daily get done or die maps (they might not have since its not the 15th yet, but they might have).


Triple Deluxe Edit: So the changes to the Arena kinda really fucking suck for me. Whereas before I was at least doing pretty well at treading water at rank 18.5 with a 688 point average, now I've had to Merge Eliwood and Cecilia some for a 690 point average just to keep up and there's still far too much time left to wind up in rank 17. Too many players are now embolden to push harder in the Arena since there's less ground to cover, making it easier for lower performing teams to fish for better overall scores (additionally, the powercreep is real). I can still try to optimize my SI, but at this rate, I'm probably going to have to rebuild my entire Arena team from scratch.


Four Star Edit: And Flier Emblem carried me through the FE4 endgame on both Lunatic and Infernal difficulties. What's fucking dire though was all the resources I had to dump to maintain my 18.5 Arena ranking. I had to finally bench Ursula because of her limited Merge potential for Nowi and then merge her and Lilina up to +2 and Eliwood to +1 for my final score (at least I now have Forblaze on Lilina). Its gonna be worse next week due to not having a good merge project (I guess I could try for that +Atk Klein, but he and Female Robin are it and neither are particularly viable). Also, decided to say 'fuck it' and resumed pulling for a Jugdral Gen 2er, and got a 4 star Male Morgan for my troubles.


The Fifth Edit: Got Ares for my efforts finally, +Res/-HP and all that. So among the changes to GCN is now the fact that everyone's base area has only one node it connects to instead of two (why would you do this devs?), though I am changing my mind about the removal of enemy WoM since I'm actually competing on Lunatic fairly easily enough (sadly there isn't any Kaze like freebies this time). Finally made progress on my Gwendy project by 5 starring her (she fell off so hard, but considering that my Blue Armors number 3 right now, I've figured that why not up the number and make her part of a brigade). And I suspect that one of the new Brides' silhouettes belongs to Faye (unless the devs got Faye's artist to draw Ninian; also people are kicking around the idea that Tharja is the other silhouette).


Gen Sixth Edit: The latest seasonals are in and lol at all the fliers (at least they aren't all Armors this time around; and one's a dancer in case you missed Airzura). The good news is that Marth's finally getting an alt. The bad news is, so to is Sanaki...and its her FE9 version no less... D8

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: May 09, 2018, 03:27:20 AM »
RS2. Dealt with Cucumberland and got the good end. Trying to find the Mole Village without setting off the Queen Ant or Amazon quests though (since I thought it was a good idea at the time to run the Mermaid quest with my third Emperor, whoops). Looking it up, I'm pretty much going to have to bite the bullet on the Ant quest.

Edit: And the Ant Queen is beaten, but now I can't finish the Mermaid quest without triggering a time skip. Kinda don't want to give up my progress since I sparked a boatload of skills in the Ant Farm (I had to keep dumping skills on my Vagabond and Mercenary because they sparked like mad), so I'm probably going to have to just unlock the Nerid and move on (now if I can run a Male Vagabond Emperor, then I should be okay provided that the timeskip doesn't trigger an autofail state).

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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: May 09, 2018, 03:17:38 AM »
Welp. They certainly changed the download screens to show the CYL 1 winners and round 1 Legendaries (plus Female Grima) instead of the characters offered with the very first two banners. The Askr siblings are still here though no Anna anymore.

Also, Camilla's forge is actually really good since it gives her a sudo Goad Flier/Cavalry on top of giving herself a Goad Flier effect when near other Fliers or Cavalry. Clair's meanwhile is literally Wing Spear, down to the forge effect. And M!Corrin's chainsaw sword gains +2 to everything, but also grants +4 to everything to whomever he's supporting before Support buffs (so in effect he could give +6 to everything).

Also also, your free Close Counter is totally free for the low low price of 20k Feathers (I might just promote and merge him anyways for a Taco me that doesn't suck; man remember when Tomara was desperately struggling to pull him and took literal months? those were the days).

Also also also lol, the Arena and AA are still closed despite all the updates, while Julius' has been datamined and his Red Loptous Tome granting him Dragon Weakness but also Close & Distant Defense to everyone that doesn't have Dragon Effective damage, and also has Atk Ploy and Guard just for shits and giggles, plus the
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two new OCs are the Atreus BOY! to Surtr's Kratos and Nifl Silmeria.

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