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3481  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The hardest game you ever beat. on: March 12, 2014, 07:27:13 PM
It took me around 2 hours to beat the last boss of Terranigma.
I was so under-leveled, I was doing 1 damage per attack (with any spear, so I just switched to the starter spear for the slow HP regen)

I'm not listing that as the hardest because the boss' pattern is stupidly easy. Granted I had to play it very safe so I wouldn't get hit - giving me about 2-5 damage per exchange.

Hopefully you weren't using the Block Spear before switching back to the Crystal Spear, because the Block Spear purposefully nukes your attack in favor of buffing your defense (it was a mistake I made on that three legged robot boss at the end of chapter 3).


That said, Demon's Crest has probably one of the hardest final boss fights going, and beating Megaman Zero on Hard without using any Cyber Elves was the hardest game for me.
3482  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: March 12, 2014, 05:21:45 PM
Out of the boringness that is chapter 5 and now I've got end game gear/spells and a chest key. Time to hunt some treasure.

Also, I just want to say that Rage is probably the most ridiculous attack in the game. Up to five Dark based hits at 1.25 damage for just one action and 3 Brave, and the skill set it comes with also has an ability that gives you five turns at 150% power at no further cost than a single action, plus a 1 slot support ability that automatically ups the power of all Dark based attacks made by that person, and the P.Atk +30% ability? Hell fucking yeah. Almost 50k in one shot. Sure you'll need to heal and recharge your BP before you can pop another one, but nothing really even comes close to the sheer amount of damage you can dish all at once for the amount of BP it costs.
3483  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Trek or Wars.. on: March 12, 2014, 01:30:38 PM
Trek has been sucking less lately with the Abrams movies

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I think you spelled "completely ruined by" incorrectly.

Right, because the Romulans cloning Picard thinking he's the Federation's equivalent to Big Boss or something then giving him like 5 battleships duct taped together into one boring ass monstrosity was totally something that could be ruined (not to mention killing off Data and replacing him with Before).
3484  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: March 12, 2014, 01:13:16 PM
Hey guys I have been contemplating this game and I was wondering if it is worth a buy?
Oh yes.

Don't listen too much to what people think about the second half of the game. If you like challenging boss fights and character development, the second half isn't as bad as everyone makes it out to be.

Character development? What game did you play that I didn't? haha Seriously though, I don't remember much character development past chapter 5 except for Ringabel, who is probably the best character once the shallow womanizer thing starts wearing off by the end.
Well, let's just say "other" people get character development, if you know what I mean...

You can spoil it a little if it helps to make communication easier. Bear in mind I watched an entire playthrough of the latest South Park game just to see if I'd like it and now I want it even more. I don't mind small spoilers. Just the big gapping twists I'd like to avoid.

The Tiz x Angés relationship is just as boring as the participants themselves.
3485  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: March 12, 2014, 01:10:22 PM
I want to believe that's a real critter tied to her umbrella, but I know this is a Tales of game so I know that its just an accessory (or part of the umbrella itself).

Also, lolipop here either has really short shins or really fuckin' large booties.
3486  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Trek or Wars.. on: March 12, 2014, 01:58:59 AM
Both suck.

Trek has been sucking less lately with the Abrams movies, but Third Trilogy is on the way and could redeem some of the Second Trilogy (not all, mind).

But for my track record, Wars as a kid (thanks Muppet Babies), moved onto Trek as I got older (especially with DS9 and going back to TOS), then Voyager/Enterprise/Trek 10/New Trilogy killed both for me.
3487  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: March 11, 2014, 03:57:47 PM
What about the Joan of Arc episode? It featured a matriarchal society where men are treated as useless. I'm not sure how it reinforces your argument.

EDIT: Sweet! I decided that I would draw in MS paint something about the post that replied to my 3000th one. Now I have to draw Quatro as Char.

It was just a goofy, one-off episode that I just wanted to bring up.

Also, congrats on your 3000th post, wherever it was made.
3488  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: March 11, 2014, 02:24:06 PM
I had a feeling my long post would disappear instantly with a new page ;_;

Are you sure you watched what I'm currently watching, because the Orguss that I'm in the middle of watching had that goofy Emarian rule of "If you don't settle down and have kids by 17, you're off the female team." that kinda put a damper on the whole 'women not being treated as mere sex objects' thing. Not to mention the one off episode about the women's only society with Joan of Arc overthrowing Marie Antoinette.

Also, I have no idea about what you are talking about. Kei's pre-timeskip girlfriend being Macross's Minmey? That'd be like Zeta Gundam's Quattro being a Char. Totally not a thing. Totally.... ;<.<

And speaking of which, I'm currently up to the Kei and Athena's Excellent Adventure episode in Orguss.

Also also, I can't believe you didn't mention the show's soundtrack. Sure most of it is incidental BGMs but the opening and ending themes are great.
3489  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: March 10, 2014, 08:57:25 PM
60 hours in and I'm standing in front of the final boss after doing the same shit FIVE times. FINALLY. I've never been ready to finish a game I had previously loved so much in my life. Oh how things can change. Too bad I had to go to work, so it will have to wait until tonight. Any suggestions on that final boss from my fellow RPGer's?

Something tells me that your final boss will be different from the previous chapters' final boss, so unfortunately, I have nothing useful for you yet (beyond setting up a Dark Knight with the Rage ability, Gloom, a Support set that includes a full heal option, and all the damage increasing abilities you can cram into your ability slots, and either a Spiritmaster or Salve-Maker support by raising your Dark ability and lowering the boss's Dark resistance, and any method of building 150% P.Atk onto your DK while dropping the boss's P.Def to 75%; then you just Bravely Second, drop a maximized Rage onto the boss, full heal, then Rage again, and if he's still standing after that, have your healer full heal your DK and Rage again).

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Something tells me you broke the crystals and Airy was your final boss in Chapter 7 (or was it 8, I forget). I just beat Airy in the final dungeon after she gets completely healed back to full like three times in a row. It was so infuriating. I hate when games do that. Just let them have 500,000 HP instead of hiding it and having 150,000-200,000 three times.

Start of Chapter 5. But yes.

Either way, all I know is that she has three forms and isn't that hard. Her first form is gimmick based and Rampart will likely keep one or two of your guys standing when she throws her super attack at you. The second is magical so either a Spiritmaster and/or a Salve-Maker can pass around anti-elemental effects around while you unload into her. And the third was like status based, a hybrid of physical and magical, or something other thing and is the only mildly threatening form she has.
3490  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: March 10, 2014, 02:23:56 PM
60 hours in and I'm standing in front of the final boss after doing the same shit FIVE times. FINALLY. I've never been ready to finish a game I had previously loved so much in my life. Oh how things can change. Too bad I had to go to work, so it will have to wait until tonight. Any suggestions on that final boss from my fellow RPGer's?

Something tells me that your final boss will be different from the previous chapters' final boss, so unfortunately, I have nothing useful for you yet (beyond setting up a Dark Knight with the Rage ability, Gloom, a Support set that includes a full heal option, and all the damage increasing abilities you can cram into your ability slots, and either a Spiritmaster or Salve-Maker support by raising your Dark ability and lowering the boss's Dark resistance, and any method of building 150% P.Atk onto your DK while dropping the boss's P.Def to 75%; then you just Bravely Second, drop a maximized Rage onto the boss, full heal, then Rage again, and if he's still standing after that, have your healer full heal your DK and Rage again).
3491  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: March 09, 2014, 09:12:18 PM
^ What. The Hell. Is That.

If we're lucky, somebody's new avatar.

Too bad as is, its too big.
3492  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 09, 2014, 09:11:07 PM
Sure, Hope does a lot of stuff, but most people I talked to don't think he did anything useful.

To be fair to Hope, neither did anyone not named Etro, Fang, or Vanille (although I guess you could say that Lightning disrupting the train at the start was useful since it got Vanille off of it (and Hope and his Mom)).

To break it down, after the train, you have the lake, the junkyard, the forest for Lightning and Hope, the abandoned powerplant for Sazh and Vanille, Palomporom for everybody not named Sazh and Vanille, the Not-Goldsaucer for Sazh and Vanille, and the airship where the band gets back together. During all of this, the party encounters no major events or opposition outside of unlocking Transformers, Lightning's little rant about being pets, Hope's Operation Gank Snow like a little bitch Named after my so very dead mom and ironically Snow's previous operation since Nora seems to be the 'in' name right now Nora, Snow meeting with Cid and Fang (offscreen), Snow attempting to aid a bunch of random villagers/Hope's dad (and failing miserably in every conceivable way possible), Snow and Hope making up, and whatever the fuck went down over at Not-Gold Saucer (that shit made no sense and only existed because the cutscene existed and "We promised to put it in the game dammit."), and meeting with Cid with the party proper on the way to the airship.

After this is the airship and the Space Pope and the named villain who dies like the bitch she was (in fact all she does during the game is haul in Vanille and Sazh after the Not-Gold Saucer bullshit and tries to go through every color coded alert in the book (Dammit Space Pope! She was two days from making it to White Alert. She didn't even get to go through Purple with Yellow Spots, Blackwash Plaid, Barbershop Stripe, and Beige Alerts.)), the cocoon of Cocoon (where a crystal zombie Cid betrays the party to go all One-winged Angel and die fighting against them; at least until he gets better, becomes the new Space Pope, and gets betrayed and shot to death by his own men), the training montage that is Land Down Under (with the side attraction of "Whatever happened to Pulse") and Space Pope MKII, after that is that one cutscene where the team crashes a race, then they bump into the third named villain who turns and helps the party out (I guess, actually I don't think he did anything beyond shouting at people through a megaphone in either case; maybe you get into a boss fight with him, I don't actually remember), and then the grande finale with Space Pope Rivale and Orphane.

The only purpose the fights with Space Pope serves is to serve as a barometric for him to see Fang progress from being the Ragnarok Orphan wants, to becoming the Ragnarok Orphan needs. Likewise, all the battle with Orphan accomplishes is wasting time since Fang isn't falling for Orphan's scheme, and motivates him to step it up by zombifing the majority of the party and ryona-ing Fang in order to force her to take the Ragnarok option, which she does. Then Etro steps in and via Deus Ex Machina frees the party through a technicality which calms down Fang who then symmetrically docks with Vanille to slay Orphan and form the crystal pillar that ultimately foils the plot.

Point-for-point, and pound-for-pound. Very few people have any actual relevance to the events of the game, which to be fair, isn't unexpected given how only a handful of people have a role to play in the plot of the sci-fi movie Logan's Run (of which this game is Squeenix's attempt at remaking; not that the liberal application of anime to the plot helped matters at all).
3493  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 09, 2014, 02:43:07 PM
I liked everything about the story and characters (for the most part). I was referring to the stat upgrades through questing when I mentioned the unconventional character development.

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Also, I think Hope's role in XIII-2 and LR was merely the team making up for him just being along for the ride in XIII

Whaccatalkinbout? Hope had the most character development out of anybody in FFXIII-1. You got to watch his mom die like a chump (immediately after proclaiming that "Moms are tough!"), make friends with Vanille, get all angsty and brooding on getting revenge against Snow (and walking him through the first part of this was half of Lightning's overall role in the game), hang out at his home town, get saved by Snow (and subsequently abandoning his revenge plot), crash at his place, meet his dad, get sold out by his dad, and even gets his summon during the plotless void that is the training montage on Planet Namek. And on top of forming the most connections between his fellow party members out of the entire party (between Lightning, Snow, and Vanille, whereas Lightning and Snow's connection ran through Serah-chan, Fang was the sixth ranger tied only to Vanille, and Sazh only got Vanille, the Frocobo, and the shaft (pun not intended)), he's also the third member of the Lightning/Fang power combo.

If anything Hope was the FFXIII trilogy's Wesley Crusher (except for the getting shipped off to the bench academy for the remainder of the series, save for a 'where is he now' episode, part).
3494  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: March 09, 2014, 02:20:26 PM
Watched the third episode of Blue Exorcist, and yep. Dropped like a marinara covered meatball. Three episodes in and its still a total sausage fest with an annoying, unlikable protagonist, ham-fisted melodrama around every corner (with all the 'everybody's in on it but me' conspiracies to match), an abundant amount of flashbacks to shit that happened in the previous two episodes, a requisite Japanese Hogwarts highschool setting (with an even more requisite super secret class/club post-class class), and a bunch of forced humor to try to cover for the faults, among other issues I have with the show.

Unfortunately, Adult Swim will most likely keep this directly between One Piece and Black Lagoon just to force people to watch it.


Space Dandy:  OH SHIT! Somebody dug up the fuckin' Ideon and slapped a Brave's Lion chest piece on the chest. THE UNIVERSE IS DOOOOOOMMMMED!!! (again).

Meanwhile on Space Backwater Japanese Prefecture.
Meow: "Hey. I was able to predict when that event that happened was going to happen."
Dandy: "Yeah. So was I."
QT: "Hey. Maybe we're psychic or something."
The Crew Altogether: "We must have superpowers!"
The Narrator: "NO YOU MORONS! YOU'RE STUCK IN A TIME LOOP!!!"
3495  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: [Kickstarter] Celestian Tales: Old North (JRPG) on: March 09, 2014, 01:54:11 PM
  I definitely think more games should try spanning a story over a few decades, it's a great way to see things change and develop.

Yeah.  I liked the storyline spanning three generations in Phantasy Star III.  Sure, the rest of the game wasn't that great (I disliked the grainy graphics, grainy music, and plodding gameplay) but that multi-generational story was fantastic.  I especially liked that the storyline branched off depending on who each protagonist married. 

The only other RPG I can recall playing multiple generations is Record of Agarest War 2, and while that game, as a whole, was surprisingly good, I felt that the generational aspect could have been better done.  Unlike PhanStar III, the protagonist was always the same regardless of chosen bride; the only difference was in stats.  I thought this was a cop-out. 



To be fair, this sounds a lot more like Dragon Quest V rather than PS3 where you're running the same guy over different periods of his life.
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