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3811  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: super robot wars original generations 2 for ps3 on: February 15, 2013, 08:01:51 PM

Trailer out. Thoughts:

Hatsumi Miku made me facepalm.
Goddamn did that cut-in for Dancouga suck.
In fact, there are an awful lot of cut-ins.
The Gundams suck.
Apparently AWotTB isn't the only 00Gundam thing they're throwing into this (that or they were the Origi....goddammit Branpresto's B-Team).
It's a travesty that this is Heroman's first and probably only outing.



Details on the systems being used for this.
3812  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: February 15, 2013, 07:37:44 PM
Oh wow, Golden Gaffe is insane. Got 30kish gold for completing it which is quite a bit more gold than I had prior to running the map. Back to grinding support without fear of running out of weapons!

I counted 57000 for collecting everything for one run. Granted, due to where I'm at in the game right now, I ended up pissing that away on Second Seals, Master Seals, and the occasional Brave Weapon.

Also, much more efficient than just handing Donnel a Lief's Blade and letting him loose (you may have hit your low ceiling early but you'll always have your farming, gold farming that is).
3813  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 15, 2013, 07:28:48 PM
Chapter 25 of FE:Awakening went down in a complete clusterfuck. Things started out fine until around turn 4 when I started down the right side of the map when I started getting bogged down in asshat reinforcements. Worse still was that I had sent Severa (whom I had just recently recruited from her Paralogue chapter) along with my Avatar to scrub out the Trickster and Siege Tome asshats when the reinforcements started pouring in from the sides of the map while more continued popping up back in the rear and the bottom corners. At this point I noticed that Severa wasn't going to be able to handle more than the initial Trickster and if I lose her (playing on Casual) my Avatar would be left exposed and dead (my Avatar got horribly screwed over, especially in Speed despite the fact that I took Luck as my Flaw, oh and she's a Dark Flyer since my plan involved passing Galeforce on down to Morgan, so she's weak and slow as hell for this point of the game as well as carting around weaknesses to practically everything (only Griffin Riders have it worse (unless its a Manakete riding a Griffin Rider))). As a last ditch effort, I send Donnel and Panne into the eastern fray to provide a distraction for Severa to make a break southwest then northwest to the rest of the party; who are in a world of hurt of their own as the reinforcement numbers keep piling on and even my beefiest characters (Chrom, Stahl, and Lucina) are getting completely overwhelmed by the deluge of reinforcements, let alone my weaker characters like Virion, Maribelle, Gaius, Ricken, and Cherche (whom I reclassed into a Valkyrie; don't ask) having to manage without getting gibed.

The next two turns involved the craziest amount of dodging from Virion and Ricken as well as a few rather inspired moves on my part involving having one person trade with Virion so that he was equipped with his Underdog Bow instead of his Killer Bow as well as having Lissa and Cherche run for the hills. Meanwhile Donnel was getting his ass handed to him out in the eastern front and Panne was a) already pretty beat up, and b) a Griffin Rider which meant that even a second out on the field would end with her getting turned into Rabbit Burgers. By the end of his second turn out covering my Avatar's ass, he was down to about 10 HP, two uses of Orsin's Hatchet left (his 30 odd luck only allowing a use to be burned once every three attacks)....and just hit level 10 Fighter (see, with my playthrough scheme, I had demoted Donnel from Hero down to Fighter for a number of reasons 1) to lower his ILC(internal level counter), 2) to pick up the Fighter's skill set sooner rather than later (for more options you see), 3) to build his Axe rank, and 4) to not have to deal with prepromoted class caps any longer than I had to (since prepromoted class caps are comparable with those used in earlier games, i.e. 20s-30s, they suck here when everything has 20s-30s at least)), but then the seal had been broken and he had his old Hero stats (adjusted for the Warrior's base stats) plus some extra Res. :getin:

Meanwhile, the western front was eventually joined by Severa who also took to the hills while Chrom took to the fort since his lack of enemy phase was a more tempting beacon for the opportunist AI (and also because Lucina had just vacated it due to a failure to dodge), Henry needed cover so he transferred Gaius from Chrom (where my long running game plan finally started coming to fruition as my former Trickster was now rocking Warrior strength and was able to dodgetank like a pro as well as sporting enough strength to blow suckers away, even with only Bronze weapons. Ricken was left alone in a forest early on and had a few good dodges during one turn but like all good things he too came to an end (until the next match). And up on the hill Lissa had a few good dodges during the previous turn but a choice to heal Severa instead of her cost her the match (also, apparently when you proc a Support Defend against an Astra proc you block the whole thing (unless you don't in which case; HOLY HELL STAHL!!!)). After that though things stabilized rather nicely (aside from my lack of attentiveness to the non reinforcement enemies which included a forged Rexcalibur wielding Dark Flier hovering the near the place I finally decided to let Donnel have a rest and to bring on the Panne; seconds later the Panne was felt and then I moved on) and the siege tome asshats and the boss were all that was left.

The endgame meanwhile merely involved punching a hole into the wall of meat surrounding Grima followed by sending Chrom and Cynthia to bash the badguy with some legendaries while everyone else kept them and Avatar covered (since she continued to be useless).

And with that, FE:Awakening has now joined my Four for February list (now to quickly finish three other games).
3814  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: February 15, 2013, 02:24:11 AM

I'm not entirely sure a large pepperoni pizza can in fact feed a family of four anymore.

If it keeps them from starving, then they're fed.
3815  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Playstation Meeting, Feb. 20th on: February 15, 2013, 02:22:58 AM
Also, it seems that only that, what I can only presume to be a battleship or a boat with a guy launching three fireworks simultaneously, is attacking the giant enemy crab's weak spot for massive damage.
3816  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 15, 2013, 02:17:40 AM
Working on the SpotPass characters in Awakening. I'm trying to recruit them all by fighting them, and so far I have Matthew, Nino, Florina and Serra. Jaffar and Lyn's teams scare me though.

Also MGS4. Act 4 is a huge revisit of MGS1. So much nostalgia, but fuck Gekkos.

Check the DLC as well if you're into that. The last of the Champions of Yore and the first of the grinding DLCs are up.

Also promoted Chrom's Falchion into its Exalted Falchion class. Also working on recruiting my third child Servera. Cynthia, meanwhile, is kicking ridiculous amounts of ass. She's already a Paladin working towards Defender and Aegis and is already on par with Donnel back before I demoted him to Fighter for the skills (since I'm sure as hell not getting any more stats barring the stray point of Mag or Res as he's well past the prepromoted caps for everything else) and unlike Donnel, she has Galeforce and Aether.
3817  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: February 15, 2013, 02:04:52 AM
I love the obnoxious use of voice samples.

Maribelle: My flower died, can you talk to it Henry? [voice: Aww]
Henry: Nope, only living things [voice: SO LONG SUCKER].

Tharja: So [voice: Pretty much]
Gaius: What? [voice: Yuup]

Avatar: ... [voice: Hey].

I think it would have been better to voice it all (especially major cutscenes), or just do the classic "Zelda-style grunts".

I'm also trying to finally level up Donnel, the simple'tard.  The only way I found it possible was when I forged his bronze spear like crazy, then he finally became somewhat effective.  I hear he's a tank later on though.

The best way to raise Donnel I found was to glue him to one of your stronger units, preferably one who can support with him (since supports help increase the stat increase gained from pairing up as well as increasing the frequency of support attacks) as well as one that gives him a generous enough Str boost to actually harm enemies, then keep him on support duty until an opportunity for an easy kill becomes available (and even if it doesn't it wont be a major issue since as long as he's pitching in on support attacks he's gaining, at least, weapon experience which means that even if he misses WEXP will still be accrued which will get him out of the pit of E ranked weaponry).
3818  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Skies of Arcadia Legends vs. Rogue Galaxy on: February 15, 2013, 01:22:41 AM
Definitely SoA. No question.

Its like Wind Waker except as a full on RPG and the game I wished Skyward Sword was more like.

Rouge (fuck it, I'm not spelling it correctly) Galaxy meanwhile, was ultimately Level 5's take of the obligatory JRPG Star Wars knockoff and little else. Nice idea, poor execution.
3819  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 14, 2013, 02:00:02 PM
Figures lightning wouldn't strike twice in a row.

Still, a new Mario & Luigi game. Those are always, well decent, but that was just the second game and the third one was much much better.
3820  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: February 13, 2013, 02:47:56 PM
Don't let him get to you Taelus. Its just his way of playing, and besides, the kind of run he's talking about involves a lot of rescue skipping, save scumming for good sparkle title drops and lucky boss killing crits, DLC hires/shops, Streetpassing an old Avatar into a new game (highly likely in fact), abusing renown bonuses, and heavy leaning on Nosfertanking/S ranked supports/Galeforce shenanigans at the very least.

In fact, the run in that pic most likely involved using a Streetpassed maxed out Avatar by purchasing her (has to be a her since the Avatar cannot get Galeforce any other way) with the funds that the Ultimate Emblem gives you (the maximum amount you can hold) to solo the game while carting Chrom along for seizes and other miscellanies.
3821  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 13, 2013, 11:34:02 AM
I've been avoiding abusing the DLC maps in favor of trying to keep some difficulty intact but Hero Donnel armed with Leif's Sword and Orsin's Hatchet has been tearing random encounters a new one, Great Knight Tharja is a goddamn tank (effective weaponry will still wreck her shit but that's it, and even then it just means that Vengeance will let her turn around and wreck shit back, even with crappy bronze weapons), Miriel has been surprisingly effective with the mountain of speed she's sporting (and now she's a Sorcerer for Nostfetanking bullshit), Sully's been slowing down lately but now she has Aegis to let her keep up with Chrom who almost never seems to not want to proc Aether (and taking him up Bow Knight has just been making him worse in that regard).

Anyways, I've finished the second arc (otherwise known as the Valm filler arc) and am now dealing with VaderValidar and his goons.
3822  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: February 13, 2013, 11:19:57 AM
Saw Die Hard 5.

It was Die Hard.
Cursed overseas early release BS. I'm dying to see this.
I saw the extended trailer for it over the weekend when we saw Mama. It looks totally ridiculously stupid. Now we have his son showing up and teaming up with him to cause mayhem? Seriously? They couldn't come up with something better than that? Ugh. Unless this miraculously gets positive reviews I'll stay far away.

I take it that you didn't watch 4 (which also had his son show up and teaming up to cause mayhem, all to save the Internet from being stolen).

Also, the two best Die Hard movies are the first one and the Fifth Element.
3823  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: February 13, 2013, 11:14:03 AM
And now you guys know why I went with Hard Casual for my first run through. Nothing like some asshat reinforcements showing up to gank somebody you were trying to keep out of harms way.

Also if we're discussing pairings mine so far have been:

Chrom <=> Sumia
Virion <=> Lissa
Frederick <=> Olivia
Henry <=> Maribelle
Donnel <=> Sully
Kellam <=> Cordelia
Stahl <=> Cherche
Lon'qu <=> Panne
Ricken <=> Miriel
Gaius <=> Tharja
Gregor <=> Nowi

And I'm getting to the point where I'm getting ready to cash in on some of these. I've already cashed in on Cynthia who's now rocking both Aether and Galeforce along with her Pegasus Knight skills.
3824  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: February 12, 2013, 01:27:18 PM
Saw Die Hard 5.

It was Die Hard.

What was being stolen this time? The moon? Valentines Day? A statue of Lenin?
3825  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: February 11, 2013, 10:29:50 AM
It really helps that Kenshin really sidestepped a lot of the issues plaguing most anime by keeping the powerlevels bullshit down to a minimum. Especially given that fights were typically resolved through technical prowess, which translates far more effectively outside of manga/anime compared to the constant throwing of bigger beams/better swords/more robots at the problem until it either goes away or needs moar hotblood/power of friendship/cowbell to make it go away for good.
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