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46  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Awesome deals - 2016 version - Save money for that NX on: April 26, 2016, 11:08:32 PM
If it helps, I'm playing Digmon now and think it's kind of dull. Definitely not bad, but not amazing. I've heard it picks up though and I've only played about 10 hours so far.
47  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New 3DS Fire Emblem Fates on: April 26, 2016, 08:56:11 PM
Excuse the slight derailing for a moment, but when this FINALLY comes out here at the end of May, which one should I get? From what I understand Conquest is harder and features more unique mission objectives than Birthright? For those of you who are playing one or both, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.
48  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The 3D on the 3DS on: April 26, 2016, 06:21:27 PM
I actually really like it, but it often results in the FPS suffering, so I tend to only turn it on for cool moments/cut-scenes etc.
49  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Second on: April 25, 2016, 05:44:26 PM
Do you ever get to a point where you can unlock the classes you chose to forego in those barter scenarios? That really bugs me.
50  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nier 2 for PS4 on: April 22, 2016, 06:15:19 AM
Can't wait!
51  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: April 14, 2016, 08:40:49 PM
I need some help from our listeners right now.  I've put about three hours into Steins;Gate and, well, the beginning of this game is so damn slow that it's actively making me want to take a nap while trying to play it.  I keep hearing that the story is going to pick up, but I'm wondering just how much more I need to push through to get to the good stuff.  For the record, I'm on Chapter 2 right now. 

This is interesting, because I didn't think it was slow at all. I wonder if it's a comparative thing. I've played so many slice-of-life VNs that plod along where literally nothing happens for 25+ hours that maybe Steins;Gate seemed more gripping to me the whole way through than it actually was. I was quite intrigued the whole way through.

Things certainly do go nuts in the second half of the game though, in a good way.

I commented earlier that all VNs should be approached as if they were slice-of-life in order to get the most enjoyment out of them.  But "more gamey" VNs that are popular with "normal gamers" like VLR and Danganronpa have kind of spoiled people, I think. ;)
But Steins;Gate is definitely one that should be approached with a patient slice-of-life approach.  This is just as true of the anime, too.  You have to WANT to know the answers behind the subtle mysteries the story gives you in the beginning.  If you're just waiting for the action, those subtle mysteries will fly right by you.

A good assessment, I think!
52  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: April 14, 2016, 12:45:16 AM
I need some help from our listeners right now.  I've put about three hours into Steins;Gate and, well, the beginning of this game is so damn slow that it's actively making me want to take a nap while trying to play it.  I keep hearing that the story is going to pick up, but I'm wondering just how much more I need to push through to get to the good stuff.  For the record, I'm on Chapter 2 right now.  

This is interesting, because I didn't think it was slow at all. I wonder if it's a comparative thing. I've played so many slice-of-life VNs that plod along where literally nothing happens for 25+ hours that maybe Steins;Gate seemed more gripping to me the whole way through than it actually was. I was quite intrigued the whole way through.

Things certainly do go nuts in the second half of the game though, in a good way.
53  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls 3 on: April 13, 2016, 08:28:08 AM
Sorcerer base class kicks that guy's butt. In the demo I played months ago I struggled as a cleric, but knocked him over before he could even get close with ranged magic for my review playthrough. One of the few times magic was beneficial in boss fights!
54  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls 3 on: April 12, 2016, 06:51:12 PM
A few tips for everyone starting out today/this week, in case they're useful:

  • Undead Bone Shards: Burn every single one you get at the Shrine bonfire. Improved Estus Flasks.
  • Take advantage that you can allot your Ashen/Regular Estus Flasks as often as you want at the blacksmith.
  • When you first get to the Shrine, go poke around a bit: there's a few good things to find.
  • From talking with Rob, melee seems to be the easier route (he played melee, I played sorcerer). Bosses are rarely designed to give a caster the advantage, though most regular enemies were pretty easy take-downs with magic.
  • You can respec up to 5 times and reallocate all your points at a certain NPC found mid-game. So don't worry about making mistakes.
  • If you recruit an NPC who offers you a free level up, make sure you consider that this is Dark Souls and sometimes good things are not always so good (feel free to still take the level, the consequences can be undone).
  • All weapons now have Weapon Arts (effectively special abilities). Try a few out, because there are some useful ones.
  • Join as many covenants as you want. You can switch between them at will without penalty.

That's all I can think of for basic tips for now!
55  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Void Pyramid on: April 10, 2016, 11:06:37 PM
No takers, huh?

I'd love it if someone would give Void Pyramid a try. I put a heck of a lot of work into it, and it's actually pretty fun!

And I'm sure you did, but I think people would be more willing to try your stuff if you, you know, participated in regular threads and conversations like everyone else as opposed to mostly coming over here just to advertise your games. People don't always give you the time of day when they think the only reason you're talking to them is to sell your product, and that's the impression most people get with threads like this. So you should either stop advertising your products here altogether, or hold off on them for a while and just pal around on the forums until people actually get to know you more as a person, and less as that guy who mostly comes here just to try and get everyone to buy his games. No offense.

To be fair, he as done that. Just not since 2009. :)
56  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Berseria on: April 07, 2016, 11:16:37 PM
He looks like a male version of Edna. And that is not a bad thing at all.
57  Media / Game Journals / Re: Help Der Jermeister beat Dark Souls! on: April 05, 2016, 09:06:45 PM
I think it's a bit of a shame that you don't seem to think that it's okay to have different opinions about a game. I offered my view as to why I think Dark Souls is a solid game and it's fine if you think the opposite, I certainly don't want to force my view on you, but I hoped you could see where I was coming from. I never used the word masterpiece, and I don't think it is one (Demon's Souls, maybe), but I certainly do enjoy it. I'm sorry to hear that your review was attacked on Amazon, but I don't think that justifies your outburst here.

I also think you're quite rude considering the time I took to try and assist you with my initial post.
58  Media / Game Journals / Re: Help Der Jermeister beat Dark Souls! on: April 05, 2016, 05:51:10 PM
I think you should quit playing if it's making you this angry (either temporarily or long-term). Dark Souls may just not be the game for you. While it's not a game without flaws, there's plenty of awesome stuff in there (as I mentioned on the Game Journal topic) that perhaps just doesn't gel with what you enjoy in games - and that's completely okay.

I, for one, enjoy not being quite sure what might be around the next corner and learning to remember the best ways to navigate an environment without the help of a map. Would I want that for every game? Definitely not, but I think it works well with Dark Souls' themes. I understand if that's not a design decision you enjoy, but it's also worth realising that just because you don't like it, doesn't mean it's a bad choice/fault in the game.

As an aside, did you try any of my advice? Obviously the stat suggestions will take time since you need enough souls, but the change of equipment is an easier fix that might give you a leg up.
59  Media / Game Journals / Re: Help Der Jermeister beat Dark Souls! on: April 05, 2016, 01:45:30 AM
As far as rings go, I find that Ring of Favor and Protection is pretty much the GOAT (put it on but never remove it)

Definitely good advice!

The tl;dr version of my first post is basically...

  • Put a lot more points into Vitality.
  • Stop raising INT/FTH/RES.
  • Change your weapon to something faster that scales better with STR.
  • Strongly consider changing at least some of your armour to something lighter so you can move slightly faster.
  • Change at least your gold ring.
  • Practice.
60  Media / Game Journals / Re: Help Der Jermeister beat Dark Souls! on: April 04, 2016, 10:30:13 PM
A talisman? I'd advise ditching it - I can't imagine your miracles are too powerful with only 18 faith. Are you only using it for healing? Estus Flasks should be enough, I think. Using healing spells in boss battles rarely ends well anyway. Not sure if you're aware, but you can also upgrade your Estus. If you really want to use pyromancy or miracles, I'd pick one and stick with it.
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