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166  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: February 14, 2014, 09:13:32 AM
Anyone else find that the villain's plans make no sense?

Okay wind temple continent, the evil plan is to extort people and force them to labor to make them love progress.....they are going to end up hating the merchant and the king. Why would they ever believe the bile coming from the guy forcing them to work 18 hour days and allows a guy to take all their earnings for basic necessities? He is the source of their suffering.

Water temple continent, we've made a city full of religious nuns into a bunch of teeny boppers who only care about fashion.....okay, I guess that works. Oh and our fashions kill them.....why?

Fire continent seems better so far? Although the pirate seems to have been doing absolutely nothing to anyone, so I'm slightly worried that it is going to get stupid soon.

I think the Time Mage was just doing his own thing for the most part. He was doing it for Anti-Crystalism but I don't think he was ordered to do anything specific by the actual Eternian forces. Plus he seems kind of gullible and was probably being manipulated by the Merchant for the most part. I am guessing the only reason his plans worked as well as they did was probably because the people saw Agnes as the bad guy rather than him.

I am guessing the plans with the water temple area were done to make sure that the locals did not rise up in rebellion against the hunting of Crystalists. I saw it as Einheria was doing the main task, hunting down crystalists and locating the Water Vestal. DeRosa was a bit of a creep too yet since he was the commanding officer, the three Venus sisters had to follow his orders.

Barbarossa seems to be searching for a way into the fire temple. Guess he could also be taking part in naval warfare but we never really hear about that. The guy also has his own personal quest he was doing on the side too.  
167  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 12, 2014, 04:44:29 PM
5 Hours into FF XIII-2. The story has great potential, the characters are likeable and great and SHIT THE GAMEPLAY ROCKS!
Im really digging the improvements and the monster collecting/leveling up thingy. It's much more fast paced, to the point and it has fantastic music aswell. Damn, Im really surprised.

I really liked the gameplay in XIII-2 but found the story in the first game a lot better. I agree with your opinion on the gameplay though. Thought it was a great improvement over XIII whose gameplay I also enjoyed. Can't really remember much of its music but I played it a long time ago. Overall I had a lot of fun with it. Didn't mind Chocolina at all, it was Mog and his voice that I found annoying. I thought XIII was a bit harder although that could be a combination of it being a new battle system to me and XIII-2 allowing me to play defensively against every boss unlike XIII.
168  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 12, 2014, 01:58:01 PM
Spent a lot of time today cutting down trees that had fallen due to the wind. Crazy amount of trees fell. Unfortunately I didn't have a chainsaw so I had to make do with a handsaw.
169  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: February 12, 2014, 01:36:59 PM
Just beat the vampire, everyone's level 83. I was cheap and had everyone sub ninja for utsusemi casting and turn tables for free bp. Pushover fight that way.
Jesus man, I was less than half that at that stage of the game on hard mode. Where did you even grind? Guessing it was around the world map where you go for chapter 4 but it must have taken forever.
170  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: February 11, 2014, 09:27:08 PM
Now I'm fighting a series of dragons around the world map for access to the last class quest and they're ruining my damn life. I've resorted to the cheapest abuse for wins, lots of utsusemi and ramparts. I feel dirty not just plowing through battles with regular hits.

Not really a spoiler just a really cheap way to beat the dragons.
You are already using ninja but if you attach swordmaster or the counter skill, you can dodge and counter attack. You don't even need rampart then.

A more legit way would be timing your attacks for every third round and playing defensively the other two. They always seem to do the attack that makes you weak to their element every third attack.
171  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Flappy Bird MMO on: February 11, 2014, 05:32:05 PM
Too much of a grind for my tastes. They also seem to have no endgame in sight. What about all the players who complete the main story? I want more hurdles, more flappyness and more romance!
172  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: February 11, 2014, 06:06:24 AM
I only used SP to complete that tutorial quest. I think most people who do use it, use it to break the 9999 limit to send attacks up to 999,999 to their friends. You will probably have your 3DS in sleep mode for Norende village anyway so you will easily get 3.
173  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: February 10, 2014, 11:57:34 PM
Also how do I get more Nemeses?

You can get more nemesis by updating your data once a day. Basically the thing that gives you new villagers once a day.
174  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: February 10, 2014, 01:44:58 PM

Speaking of kicking ass, omg Ranger. First job I maxed out, and with the support ability precision, I'm landing 4k crits on enemies. It's ungodly. Forget it if it's flying, it roughs out to a 7k hit on crit. Amazing output.

Ranger is great early game but falls down later. Angel bow is great until chapter 4
175  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: February 10, 2014, 08:30:50 AM
So does anybody know what the deal is with the guy in the Wind Shrine? I half expect him to be some sort of sidequest related but usually there's more of an indication as to what's up with somebody than "You're not good enough. Come back tomorrow.".

It is part of the summoner sidequest. Once you get the job he will "test" you to see if you are worthy of that summon.
176  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 09, 2014, 02:26:37 PM
Monster Hunter 3 Unlimited

Near the end of the five star villager quests. Managed to get to HR2 at Port Tanzia. The larger monsters are finally starting to appear. Surprised at how much fun I am having. Action games are not usually my cup of tea.


Seems fun so far. I like the humour in it.
177  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: February 09, 2014, 12:09:03 PM
However I fail to see how sequels and prequels somehow impact the quality and merits of the original work(FF7), it's like saying if Dark Souls 2 ends up sucking that Dark Souls 1 by extension is now a crappy game. Oh and you should definitely play Crisis Core, not everything out of the compilation turned out bad.

I don't think Dark Souls 2 is a great example as Demon Souls and Dark Souls are more about gameplay than Story. I agree that a sequel shouldn't change your view on the original game but it still happens. Star Ocean 3 kind of did this to me with every other Star Ocean game.

 Every time I see Cloud outside of the original game he seems to be in Advent Children mode and it has happened enough times that when I think of Cloud now, I picture Kingdom Hearts, Dissidia and Advent Children Cloud rather than the Original FFVII Cloud. Crisis Core is great though. I can't say I enjoyed the games actual plot but I did love all the things related to the actual FFVII game.[/quote]

I wonder where the Chronos are in Western games aswell, clearly the superior storytelling.. PS: I have nothing against western games and I love them myself and of course there are many examples of identical quality of storytelling but the elitism pisses me off.

You could say the reverse too though. Where are the Planescape Torments, Baldur's gates and Mass Effects in Eastern games. Or go even further and say where are the PT, BG, ME, Witcher, 999 Chrono Trigger/Cross and Xenogears anywhere outside of those games. Then again, do we even want more of the same or would completely new things be better?

178  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: February 08, 2014, 02:06:22 PM
I've been thinking about scoring all my future reviews in Mrgrgrgr's.

179  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: February 08, 2014, 08:14:04 AM
We also rewatched The Orphanage, a Spanish film produced by Guillermo Del Toro.  It's very good, but the ending is pretty hard for me to watch.

I am also a fan of the movie
I remember just feeling depressed at the parts where my friends who were seeing it for the first time were more scared. The rewatch was well worth it for me. I do agree with the ending.
180  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: February 08, 2014, 08:07:49 AM
A tip to those interested in buying this game. You probably don't want to get this second hand if you don't want the plot spoiled on you. The opening changes after a while.

Keep any Japanese Mammon encounters that appear in your village. She is a level 25 boss. There are two versions of her. One that lets you steal Ethers and one that lets you steal Elixers. Her Elixers can be sold for about 20,000. Really helpful late game. Just steal from her and run away. If you kill her she is gone for good. Protect her so she does not get overwritten by a new boss.
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