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841  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 14, 2013, 01:38:18 AM
Yeah, I think it's possible. Remember, they showed off Dream Drop Distance in a Nintendo Direct video.

EVERYONE HOPE REALLY HARD
842  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: System Shock 2 - on GoG for Valentine on: February 13, 2013, 10:24:55 PM
I think Bioshock on its on is a great, great game, but one that is a very different thing than SS2. SS2 is like a survival horror first person monstrosity.
843  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: System Shock 2 - on GoG for Valentine on: February 13, 2013, 09:52:37 PM
This game is way more stat and skill focused than Bioshock, Rob. BE AWARE.
844  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A Step Back: Final Fantasy IX on: February 13, 2013, 05:38:14 PM
I absolutely loved Legend of Dragoon. I thought it was too harshly criticized by critics back in the day and I still think that. Luckily Neal liked it too haha.

I love Neal for that.  If it's niche, chances are he's played it and loved it.  Everyone needs that type of fan to counter the popular/overtalked about opinion.  I count on Neal as a "hidden gem" finder at times.

I agree, I'm glad we have Neal for finding those unknown and unloved gems. :)

That said, I hated Legend of Dragoon, but at least I beat it. Hated the music (most of it), hated the combat, hated the characters, but I still beat it because IT WAS BIG FOUR DISC RPG ON PS1 HELL YEAH.

But still, I know lots of people did like it, so I'm glad Neal was able to show them some love.

Also, Jesters of the Moon is an awesome song. It works well both as a "quirky weirdos" song and a "these guys are creepy villains" song.

For RPGfan's sound guy, you have to admit the game was completely innovate for having its own MENU MUSIC.  Baller.
...I mean, it sounded like some shit you hear in a government building elevator, where it's sad and cold and boring to the ears, but it was there when no one else DARED. yea.

Very true. Although I like FFT's menu theme more :)

It was also the first game to pioneer the use of a guy dragging his feet through gravel on top of Zelda 64 sound effects as a battle theme!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWYH5s0X7Tk

I keed, I keed.
I actually did like this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzfNlLPMVHA
845  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A Step Back: Final Fantasy IX on: February 13, 2013, 05:13:14 PM
I absolutely loved Legend of Dragoon. I thought it was too harshly criticized by critics back in the day and I still think that. Luckily Neal liked it too haha.

I love Neal for that.  If it's niche, chances are he's played it and loved it.  Everyone needs that type of fan to counter the popular/overtalked about opinion.  I count on Neal as a "hidden gem" finder at times.

I agree, I'm glad we have Neal for finding those unknown and unloved gems. :)

That said, I hated Legend of Dragoon, but at least I beat it. Hated the music (most of it), hated the combat, hated the characters, but I still beat it because IT WAS BIG FOUR DISC RPG ON PS1 HELL YEAH.

But still, I know lots of people did like it, so I'm glad Neal was able to show them some love.

Also, Jesters of the Moon is an awesome song. It works well both as a "quirky weirdos" song and a "these guys are creepy villains" song.
846  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: February 13, 2013, 04:54:54 PM
Umm how do you know that is "my way of playing"? You're making assumptions.

Turtling in a corner is not necessary on Lunatic. If Fred is advancing forward to take on enemies that is not what's usually called turtling. Not a lot of luck needed to get through Lunatic 1-4 if you use an optimal strat. Once you reach Chapter 5 you can access all the highly imbalanced DLC/wi-fi features.

An optimal strat, plus luck and cheesing the mechanics, as the link you yourself sent has shown. Giving a weapon from your paired assist character to the lead character so the assist won't be able to attack and kill the enemy so your lead doesn't get hit one extra time and die when four guys are surrounding him is the definition of cheesing the mechanics.

Also Embyron, have that drink money ready. I'll take a scotch. Single-malt.

Just beat chapter 3.

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And I agree, Aeolus. The people actually said as much, too, so you're right.
847  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: February 13, 2013, 11:58:33 AM
Also mrjrpgfan, turtling is most definitely necessary on the first few maps in lunatic. Until you can actually DO nos tomes, spotpass, and DLC, you basically have to cheese the game to win.
Nope. Take a look at serenes forest or the gfaqs boards sometime. Here's a sample Lunatic turn count someone posted on a serenes thread:

Prologue - 5
Ch. 1 - 4
Ch. 2 - 6
Ch. 3 - 4

I wouldn't call those counts "turtling".

Yet when I prove "The difficulty in Fire Emblem games is not about demonstrating your awesome tactical prowess. To win you basically have to turtle, turtle, turtle." is a wrong statement, I get unrelated excuses about how some people here are inexperienced players. Ok?

What exactly are you trying to prove here? All of these people are outright saying luck is a huge factor here. They say numerous times that they've had to restart tons of times to get lucky enough to win the first three chapters. Turtling has nothing to do with how many turns it takes, at least not as I'm talking about it. My turn count for chapter 2 was 6, and I turtled the shit out of the map with Fred. Experience has nothing to do with it, either. It's luck, period. The RNG is god in these games (at least for the lunatic and lunatic reverse modes), and it always has been, and all of these people on this thread you've linked have outright said it. They've also said 'chapter 2 is a nightmare,' which pretty much goes hand-in-hand with exactly what I said. But if it'll make you happy I'll say "oh gawrsh I must just suck at this game and not be as good as I want to be because these guys have managed to finish the map."

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Examples!
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Iono. Lunatic+ is partially random and luck based. Every enemy has 2 of the random Lunatic+ abilities. So you can get stupid things like a merc with vantage+ and luna+ and then fred who was taking 0 damage get's chunked pretty hard.

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Also I love that these guys are calling him "Chrome."
848  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: February 13, 2013, 11:35:34 AM
I actually had to restart the game once I figured out some of the rules. My first tactic was giving every healing item to Fred and also giving him a bronze sword. He's pretty much my vanguard until I can get access to the planning screen and DLC maps. I managed to beat chapter 2 last night just before I popped a blood vessel.

It's not exactly the least stressful way to play, I'll admit that, but I'll be damned if the satisfaction at the end doesn't wipe away all the rage. ^^;

Also mrjrpgfan, turtling is most definitely necessary on the first few maps in lunatic. Until you can actually DO nos tomes, spotpass, and DLC, you basically have to cheese the game to win.
849  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: February 13, 2013, 10:11:28 AM
:3 feels good to be right.

You get access to a shop around Chapter 4, I think. If you think Lunatic is bad, after you beat Lunatic, you unlock Lunatic+ which is even worse. The difficulty in Fire Emblem games is not about demonstrating your awesome tactical prowess. To win you basically have to turtle, turtle, turtle. Ultra-defensive, with the abuse of every mechanic available. I honestly suggest restarting on normal difficulty. Permadeath is enough of a challenge already.


Yeah, Dice. The DLC map is quite good for the free EXP. You can do it as many times as you want, and the two towns on the free map will give you random items ranging from crap to awesome.

I appreciate the info, but if I just wanted to beat the game without problems, I'd have played on normal. It's not about 'winning for me,' it's about the challenge. Getting frustrated and wanting to smash the game is part of my fun. I'm 10 times more likely to actually beat the game on lunatic than normal, where as soon as it feels easy I will probably lose interest and never play again.

Also I woke up and beat chapter 2 on my first try. Luck, sure, but I'm okay with it.
850  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: February 13, 2013, 03:43:41 AM
So when the fuck does this complete shitfest of luck actually give me access to something resembling a shop and some fucking planning screens so I can stop just hoping the god of random number generators blesses me with the luck to win chapter 2? You know, because strategy is like 10% of lunatic mode and luck is the rest. Great "difficulty" there. Also having no access to healing items was brilliant. I'm glad I'm the lord of a grand army that didn't decide to restock my soldiers with fucking healing items between battles.

*twitch*

AGAIN.

EDIT:

The rage will likely continue on and off until I finish this game.
851  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on: February 13, 2013, 12:35:30 AM
What I want to know is why they took the neat and pat ending of MGS4 and decided

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that Raiden suddenly uninstalled his regular human body parts and went back to insane psychotic-looking meganinja body
852  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: February 13, 2013, 12:11:02 AM
It's almost like you want to end up hating this game. :P

I think when he said he tasted blood, he was literally chewing up the inside of his mouth out of tension and frustration.

I believe the ratio has shifted in that direction, yes.
853  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: February 12, 2013, 11:35:27 PM
I'm playing to not lose anyone, either :)
854  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: February 12, 2013, 11:29:36 PM
Just finished chapter 1 on Lunatic Classic.

I can taste blood in my mouth. It tastes good.
855  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: New Devil May Cry, bitches. on: February 12, 2013, 10:00:23 PM
I still enjoy DmC1 and love DMC3, but this game is just flat-out fun, and that's the reason I play games, period.
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