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1981  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Xenosaga III aka How I gave up on Xenosaga II on: October 28, 2007, 12:12:10 PM
If they're dead, they're dead and can't do anything at all. I prefer to do the healing between random battles whenever possible because it's much faster. As for not being able to attack an enemy in the air, there are a few simple solutions:
1. Don't use any attacks that send the enemy flying.
2. Take the enemy down again with an appropriate attack. Enemies are very vurnerable in that position and you can destroy many of them within one round using this tactic.
3. Have MOMO shoot it. Seriously, she is one of the best characters, the amount of damage she can do with her bow is amazing.
1982  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Xenosaga III aka How I gave up on Xenosaga II on: October 28, 2007, 09:41:07 AM
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Um it does plenty, it gives you an opportunity to do other things like heal/buff/item, or not have to worry about another enemy for the next round so you can concentrate on killing the other enemies, if there is more than one enemy.


Good strategy, if you want to slow down the battles even more, that is... IMO it's batter to attack fast and hard, enemies can't hurt you if they're dead.
1983  Media / Single-Player RPGs / A practice in objectivity on: October 28, 2007, 09:35:07 AM
Final Fantasy II

+One of the first (Japanese) RPG with multiple playable characters that actually had a personality and background.
+Bigger emphasis on storyline compared to many other RPG that were made back then
+Abusing the defective experience system is fun

-Experience system was unbalanced and easy to abuse
-Almost unplayable if you don't spend a lot of time stat-building
-Evil Empire? Rebels led by a princess? I think I've heard that somewhere before...

Next up: Breath of Fire III
1984  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Overrated & Underrated (with a twist!) on: October 27, 2007, 03:43:21 PM
IIRC every Star Ocean allows leveling up to L255.

And while we're on the subject, Arc the Lad II caps at L300. Most Nippon Ichi games let you level all the way to L9999.
1985  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Overrated & Underrated (with a twist!) on: October 26, 2007, 12:43:50 PM
Quote from: "sandiny0ursh0es"
Overrated:
At the time, I thought Legend of Legaia was the shit and had the sickest battle system everrrrrr. I still think it's an above average game, and from my recollection reviewers thought it was decent at best. I don't know, just watching Noa unleash her 9-hit combo or whatever-- I could never get tired of that. My judgment is clouded with nostalgia for this game though. I can see how people would rate the game unfavorably.


Legend of Legaia and Final Fantasy VII were the first two games I bought for my PSone. I started with Final Fantasy VII, but finished Legend of Legaia first. Final Fantasy VII has never been able to impress me, sure it had it's moments, but I hated half of the cast. Oh and the back of the box spoiled the Aeris-thing. Nice one Squaresoft.

Anyways...

Overrated: Suikoden V
Yes, it was a step up from Suikoden IV, but that isn't much of an accomplishment. Reviewers often praise it, call it the next Suikoden V, but Suikoden II was a rollercoaster ride, Suikoden V was the line to the bathrooms. Too slow. Okay, that's too harsh, it's good game, it just wasn't great.

Underrated: Radiata Stories
I don't understand why people dislike this game so much. It's not great, but to a certain degree it does do things right. Just look at it, I'm sure a lot of efford went into creating the Radiata world. It had some really impressive locations, just walking through that central city was a pleasure. This isn't the kind of RPG (mission based, 150+ playable characters and so on) everyone will enjoy, but I think tri-Ace did a good job. Radiata Stories > Star Ocean 3

Oh and I second everyone who mentioned Stella Deus. It was a bit slow-paced, but it gets bonus-points for being a non-NIS SRPG. I like NIS, but they need to do something new. Disgaea was great because it was a new and different, but now practically every NIS title is like Disgaea, where is the fun in that?
1986  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Xenosaga III aka How I gave up on Xenosaga II on: October 26, 2007, 07:49:05 AM
Quote from: "daschrier"
There are plenty of games where you have to use certain attacks to do any significant damage. FFX comes to mind...

The only complaint I had about XS2 was the end game random encounters did take too long, aside from that I thought the experience was very enjoyable.


Atleast in Final Fantasy X enemy weaknesses made sense. If the enemy was up in the air, you threw a blitzball at it and if it was on fire, you blasted it with an ice spell. Easy. The weaknesses of the XS2 enemies are very dependent on their zones and those are not easy (impossible) to figure out without trial and error.
1987  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Xenosaga III aka How I gave up on Xenosaga II on: October 25, 2007, 03:51:58 AM
Quote from: "Dincrest"
If you didn't use that one and only one best way to defeat the enemy you'd do the most paltry damage and be toast.    


So true, and I have an excellent example of it as well. Remember that boss in that summer encephalon dive? My brother had been stuck there for a long time, he had tried multiple strategies, but no success. He asked me to try it and I had no problem beating it using the exact same save he was using, I didn't even need to heal.

My brother is not an idiot, he had played plenty of difficult games such as Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter and Xenogears, but I just happened to remember a little trick and that made all the difference.
1988  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 2007 Edition on: October 21, 2007, 04:14:28 PM
They're common pets, but most people don't take them seriously. They think they're boring, just leave them in their cage all day, the rabbit develops some nasty habits like biting people and the owners like them even less...

The rabbit you see in my pictures probably used to live like that too. Not only that, he former owners dumped him on the street. Luckily, some friendly people who owned a shelter found him, but by that time he was affraid of people and wouldn't let anyone near him. He bit every person who tried to approach him. Well, except for me, I was too fast. It took me months to earn his trust, but it all worked out in the end :)

I know many people would consider an animal like Chibi (that's what I call him) dinner, but he's an awesome pet. Kinda like a cat, but less arrogant and more playful.

BTW I've shown these pictures on other forums as well. 6 out of 7 persons commented on the rabbit, only 1 person said something my hair XD
1989  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 2007 Edition on: October 21, 2007, 07:05:28 AM
More bunnies.


When bunnies attack!
1990  The Rest / General Discussions / Wow... this is a surprise. on: October 21, 2007, 03:44:54 AM
And the point is...? Seriously, why? What does this add to the story? I'm sure this news will make some slash fangirls very happy, but other than that... Pointless.
1991  The Rest / General Discussions / Work Stories on: October 19, 2007, 01:23:24 PM
Quote from: "Tooker"
Quote from: "Leyviur"
killing bunnies


Lalalala - I can't hear you...

/bunny owner


Rabbits are awesome. Mine likes to sit on my shoulder and I can walk around (even up and down the stairs) without having to worry about him falling off.

But back to the work related stories. Some kids need to be shot. A few years ago I took over my sister's paperroute, because had found another job and couldn't quit this one yet. It was the second week or so and two kids were obviously very bored. I think they were about 12-13 years old and they had been following me for a few streets, I pretended not to notice.

A few streets later I parked my bicycle against a tree, because I had to deliver some papers on foot. I didn't lock it, because the houses I needed to go to were all less than 10 meters away and this is a quiet and peacefull town. I went through my usual routine, the old folks behind the windows waved, I waved back, I greeted some lone dog and so on. The sun was shining and it felt like a 50's sitcom. Meanwhile, the boys snuck closer and closer to my bicycle, they were very obvious about it, but I pretended not to notice. Not until they tried to steal it atleast! I was back at the tree in three seconds, pushed one of them away and grabbed the shirt of the boy holding my bike. I forced them to tell their name, address etc and chased them away. Of course these were false, I know the neighbourhood pretty well and the adress didn't match the names.

A few streets later they were back again, but this time they tried to stay at a save distance. They followed me again for some time, I ignored them. I kept ignoring them until they started throwing rocks. I dodged most of them, but one of them hit my head. Luckily, bicycles with multiple gears are faster than idiots on loose sneakers. I threw both of them against the ground (no, that wasn't unfair, they may have been younger than me, but they were atleast the same hight, maybe even taller than me) as a warning and continued my route.

After a few quiet minutes they changed their strategy. From a safe distance, they started their name-calling. I wasn't impressed, there was little originality to be found, there were just a lot of fucks and cunts and age old curses. I ignored them and continued my business. They stopped cursing eventually, but they didn't stop shadowing me. Unfortunately for them, they made the mistake of staying within hearing range, not only did I overhear their complete conversation (which consisted mostly of bragging  about getting into trouble at school), I also heard their real names. With that information, it was easy enough to find out where they lived. I went to their house around dinner time, but nobody was home. I tried again later in the evening and again, no sign of life. I did see the kids hanging around near their house, but I lost interest at the end of my job and went home. I should have persued them longer, but with crappy parents like that they're going to end up in jail eventually anyway.
1992  The Rest / General Discussions / Work Stories on: October 16, 2007, 02:12:27 PM
Quote from: "Degolas"
Quote from: "Tomara"
Quote from: "Degolas"
I work in a pet shop, and therefore quite a lot of stupid questions. My favourite at the moment is: (Lady looks at the goldfish) 'Excuse me, do you sell jellyfish?'

Also, you might be aware that male rats have quite obvious genitalia. Aside from the fairly frequent screams of shock, I once had a lady screaming at me that one our rats had a tumour. I went over, had a look, then politely informed her, 'No, it's a boy.'


I worked at a petstore once. Worst job ever. The first day they had me clean all the fishtanks, including one with piranhas. These fish were very small and completely harmless, so I could stick my hands in the water, I didn't even wear gloves, because the owner didn't want to buy any. The customers kept asking me what I was doing and I always replied: "Oh, just cleaning the piranha tank."

The job gave me nightmares though. It was not thanks to the spiders, the gigantic dog with prominent teeth, the lizards or whatever no, it was because of the dead fish. While cleaning the filters I found several decaying fish and since I didn't have any gloves, I had to remove them with my bare hands. I had tried using a plastic bag, chop sticks etc, but that didn't work... Those dead fish still haunt my dreams...

What else...? The owner always had me do the dirty work and I didn't even get paid for it. Yay for internship. It wasn't all that bad though, at least one of the turtles thought he (she?) was worse off. It was suicidal, it always ended up on its back and if we hadn't turned it upright again every time, it would have died a long time ago.


Your pet shop sounds a lot more exotic than mine! Unfortunately we don't have reptiles or spiders or anything. I wish we did.

The dead fish really don't bother me, to be honest. I touch them all the time with by bare hands and it really doesn't bother me. Customers bring in dead ones all the time and ask me to check them over to see if they died of a disease or anything. They are quite slimey, but otherwise fine!


Well, those were fresh, the ones I had to touch were little Nemo's that had flopped right into the filters. Some of them were kinda... mushy and falling apart. How could they let this happen? Well, there is a small space between the fishtanks and the wall, this is where the filters are located. There is only enough room for one small person and my boss wasn't exactly small, so it would be difficult for him to check the back of the tanks himself. I arrived at just the right time to do the dirty work.
1993  The Rest / General Discussions / Work Stories on: October 15, 2007, 02:17:37 PM
Quote from: "Degolas"
I work in a pet shop, and therefore quite a lot of stupid questions. My favourite at the moment is: (Lady looks at the goldfish) 'Excuse me, do you sell jellyfish?'

Also, you might be aware that male rats have quite obvious genitalia. Aside from the fairly frequent screams of shock, I once had a lady screaming at me that one our rats had a tumour. I went over, had a look, then politely informed her, 'No, it's a boy.'


I worked at a petstore once. Worst job ever. The first day they had me clean all the fishtanks, including one with piranhas. These fish were very small and completely harmless, so I could stick my hands in the water, I didn't even wear gloves, because the owner didn't want to buy any. The customers kept asking me what I was doing and I always replied: "Oh, just cleaning the piranha tank."

The job gave me nightmares though. It was not thanks to the spiders, the gigantic dog with prominent teeth, the lizards or whatever no, it was because of the dead fish. While cleaning the filters I found several decaying fish and since I didn't have any gloves, I had to remove them with my bare hands. I had tried using a plastic bag, chop sticks etc, but that didn't work... Those dead fish still haunt my dreams...

What else...? The owner always had me do the dirty work and I didn't even get paid for it. Yay for internship. It wasn't all that bad though, at least one of the turtles thought he (she?) was worse off. It was suicidal, it always ended up on its back and if we hadn't turned it upright again every time, it would have died a long time ago.
1994  The Rest / General Discussions / CARMEN SAN DIEGO FOUND! on: October 13, 2007, 06:42:05 AM
Well, she has been traveling the world for over twenty years and her job is very stressfull, no wonder she has aged.
1995  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Fire Emblem DS!!!! on: October 13, 2007, 03:41:32 AM
Oh that. The first game didn't have any shamans, so I don't think you should expect any. There are other fun classes in the first (and third) Fire Emblem. For instance, commandeos can change into any allied character, mimicking all stats. There are also several mamkutes (but Chiki is the only useful one).

BTW I think the fifth game was the first to offer shamans as allies. You get exactly one of them and he sucks.
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