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Berseria was a fun game but I don't think I'll get back to it.

I wonder when they'll announce a new Tales of game. Been pretty silent so far.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Persona 5
« on: May 08, 2017, 08:24:52 AM »
I finished this game the other day and I had such a fun time with it that I want to play it again. I find it so chill, with the background theme, to just do stuff outside of the palaces. The dungeons were a bit too long at times but for my first Persona game I'd say I'm a new fan of the franchise. The style, characters, breadth of options to use your time really stick out. The battle system is nothing special but it's not boring because it's just so cool.

I'm sure different people will give you different opinions....but imo no. There are a few "exciting" set pieces, but the story doesn't really get much more exciting overall and I don't think the sidequests ever really get better. Although, maybe try advancing the story up to the Titan segment (the first of the "exciting" set pieces) and see if your opinion has changed by then? Probably not, but if you just focus on the story it shouldn't take that long to do.

I really was hoping at some point that the story picked up and then the game was already over.

The story is really lacking. There is no depth to anyone except with the main 4. The villain has some backstory but even there his motivations aren't fleshed out enough to care. I mean "That is why you're so bent on revenge? Grow up..."

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Berseria
« on: February 02, 2017, 04:54:39 AM »
Better than average Tales title so far. Fun characters and battle system. I like the pirate motif and the slow unfolding of the story. Seems like a mystery so far! I also like the small links to Zestiria.

Battles have been a bit easy 99% of the time but I've been killed a few times and that rarely happens to me and this is good.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys (IV) Memories of Celceta
« on: January 19, 2017, 08:40:00 AM »
sorry for necropost but this game is wonderful. Downloaded it the other day. Hits the spot. Easy to pick up and play, fun battle system. Happy to get into some Ys; major Falcom fan in the making.

and the Oath in Felghana is even better.

I just finished Memories of Celceta a couple days ago. It is a pretty excellent game.

I definitely agree with glassjawsh though. The Oath In Felghana is something extremely special. I played it for the first time a couple months ago and I was completely blown away.

I have that on Steam but never really got into any of em': So much more enjoyable to play on a handheld. Maybe I should just get the PSP version? Whaddaya say?

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trails/Kiseki Thread! Trails of Whateva
« on: January 19, 2017, 07:44:35 AM »
Does Falcom get any of the revenue from that? I guess XSeed gets a distribution cut and Falcom get's the rest? I would like pure Falcom but gotta be thankful.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Berseria
« on: January 19, 2017, 07:43:42 AM »
Meh, I hope this is good. I liked Zestiria but it felt a bit rushed: Copy-paste dungeons and a very short story; boring optional "dungeons" (those battle arena things). I really enjoyed Xillia/Xillia 2s battle system, though.

They should reboot the IP by remaking Phantasia and going back to the roots of the franchise.

I seem to remember hearing some really impressive music from this game on the last Rhythm Encounter I listened to...

That would be the case. Listened to some of the OST yesterday. Falcom doesn't disappoint... Been on a Falcom OST binge for a few days and it's solid throughout their different series.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trails/Kiseki Thread! Trails of Whateva
« on: January 17, 2017, 04:57:50 AM »
WHY DIDN'T I SEE THIS?!?! Game screens look awesome. I hope Rean and Co. are in the game in at least some capacity. Is that Rean in the trench coat? Must be:

 ToCS2 kind of ends on a cliff hanger (i.e., there's a lot introduced that doesn't get explored more) although that part of the story is pretty much finished. Trails in the Sky the 3rd supposedly takes a different take on the story, so this might take the same route with the story?

I love Trails of Cold Steel because it's like any manga/anime whose world just expands and the core story gets more depth with every installment. I wouldn't mind if ToCS3 was not the last one. They could also do more mash ups with the other series Sky and Azure/Zero.

edit: It seems that this is the case!!!

Where does the story of Trails of Cold Steel III start from?

“It starts a year and a half after the end of Trails of Cold Steel II. The members of Class VII, including the protagonist Rean, have graduated from the military academy and are each walking their own path. While the situation where Rean is being used by Osborne in Trails of Cold Steel II continues, he takes a new step at the beginning of Trails of Cold Steel III.

“This time, we’ll depict the western side of the empire, and you can also go to Byronia Island where there is a giant god statue similar to the one in Nord.

“The Trails in the Sky characters from Liberl Kingdom will appear again and join the party, and you’ll link up with a certain person from Trails in the Zero. The mystery of Rean’s birth will also be revealed in this game.”


I never knew people cared so much about costumes.

I don't get it either but for each their own.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys (IV) Memories of Celceta
« on: January 17, 2017, 04:38:15 AM »
sorry for necropost but this game is wonderful. Downloaded it the other day. Hits the spot. Easy to pick up and play, fun battle system. Happy to get into some Ys; major Falcom fan in the making.

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: January 17, 2017, 04:34:40 AM »
Started playing my first Ys -game; Memories of Celceta. Somehow segwayed into that from Trails of Cold Steel and high praise of Falcom from a few RPGFan podcasts.

Well, I love it; battle system is really fun. Also, music is great and seems to be a general theme with Falcom games.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VIII help
« on: January 01, 2017, 10:22:43 AM »
Farm enough spells to buff your stats by using the Junction system. At first it's easiest to focus on three characters so you can get all stats to be upgraded, because Eidolons initially have only a few of the Stat Junctions available. Buff up str, speed, mag/phys defenses and any element at that point. Use the strongest spells at that point in the game for junctioning and change to new more powerful one's when they become available. You'll be able to draw spells from enemies in your current area you are in during the game.

At the end you'll be spamming limit breaks and the only spells you'll be using are Aura, Double/Triple, healing spells (if you are out of items) and Maelstrom. Everything else is to keep up your stats. You won't be having a hard time with the game when you understand the Junction system. I haven't played the game in 15 years or so but I remember that my first playthrough was very difficult because I didn't understand the battle system. When I got into it, the game was extremely fun and the system quite clever. At the end, if you put enough time into it, you'll be able to get all characters to max stats easily when you upgrade eidolon's with new junction abilities.

You'll be able to beat all enemies/bosses (except maybe Omega Weapon) extremely easily. Adel will be unable to hurt you at this point, doing measly damage.

[spoiler]I find that this game is fantastic but it has severe shortcomings that I feel are glaringly obvious during gameplay. 90% of the story must be cut. We are briefly introduced to a few characters here and there, a few villains, even some NPCs like Cor or Iris but it's like there's so much story and content that was cut out. This is especially true towards the end. We never really get to know the 'empire' and the only guy is Ardyn, who really has a lot to be desired as a villain. We only see the emperor's clothes, and that's it.

Ardyn's just some guy prancing around, and he has some evil intentions - but why? I don't know. Because he just 'was evil'?

The World of Ruin looked really cool and could've fleshed out much more story and quests. Nothing happens. We go to Hammerhead, then to Insomnia. The game ends. We don't even get to battle the final enemies with the buddies, just with Noct in Super Sayan mode. I get it but it's like there could've been an entire huge part of the game in the future.

I really am fond of this game and the characters that we do get to know are great but this game has got to be rushed. The first part with the open world is well made and sort of fleshed out - without much story to the NPCs who give you quests - but the second part is completely lacking and I'm really baffled with the ending. Still playing, though. Lot's of stuff to do still, in Chapter 15.[/spoiler]

Is anyone experiencing particle effect pixelation in this game? During battle when I do techs or parries that shoot out sparks, I get huge pixel glitches or lose some parts of the screen completely. Playing with PS4 Pro on High settings. My PS4 is a week old so I want to know which is causing the problem.

New Legend of Heroes fan here. Loved Trails of Cold Steel. It took me two months to get through it but I really enjoyed it overall while it was a bit of a slog at some points, skipping dialogue quite often. Felt like a first season of an anime series, which is a good thing. Eagerly awaiting for the next installment.

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