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1  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 25, 2014, 10:46:45 PM
Beat Suikoden Tactics and was generally satisfied in spite of spending about four hours in the last battles with no saving in between.

Still working on The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky and have

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rescued the airship hostages.

Will soon start Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, now armed with the strategy guide.
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 16, 2014, 05:46:07 PM
Started The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky FC, and it's pretty decent thus far, completed the first mission and have to go to the tower.

Still working on Suikoden Tactics, and took me a few tries to beat the battle where Simeon is stranded and has to be kept alive. Don't really like missions such as that but I'm still enjoying the game.
3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 14, 2014, 07:51:08 PM
FINALLY beat Bravely Default.  Had to fight the final boss three or four times, because my higher-risk quick-kill strategy (two Ninjas, one Thief, one Performer, Hasten World) was getting annihilated by the final form.  Eventually decided **** it and went for 3 dual-shield Knights with Blood Shields and Super Charge backed by a Spiritmaster.  Ultimate defense.  Man, that was a fun game once you get through the, uh, more repetitive parts. 

Definitely agreed on the repetition towards the end. I myself adopted a strategy against the last few bosses to lower their Magic Attack with the Pirate's special skills since it was mostly magic that got me in the tougher boss fights.

I myself am currently playing Suikoden Tactics (making this my second time). Definitely a good entry level strategy RPG with plenty of anti-frustration features such as the bubbles that appear above enemies indicating if they can move and attack you based on where you want to move one of your characters, and if you can kill an enemy with one blow. I'm actually not bothered by the potential of permadeath by non-story characters since, if you die, you can restart with retained experience, consumed items restored, and permadead characters revived.

Trails in the Sky FC via Steam will likely be my next game, and I'm thinking of going through Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon again with the official player's guide since I was definitely more in need of visual aid in the tougher battles rather than verbal aid, the latter not really helping me during my initial playthrough. Whether I enjoy the game or dislike it as I did before, I'll still likely play the 3DS Fire Emblem since it makes permadeath optional.
4  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: August 14, 2014, 07:46:40 PM
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When he delivers his classic line at the end of the movie, it's pretty badass.

Ah, yes, the first cinematic burn ^^

I finished rereading Dan Brown's Robert Langdon thrillers. Kind of hard to place Brown's view on religion, since The Da Vinci Code and The Lost Symbol are somewhat polar opposites in terms of theme. I'd rate the books Angels & Demons>Inferno>The Lost Symbol>The Da Vinci Code.

Also read the first two Outlander books and am hooked. I plan on rereading the Sword of Truth books as well now that a new one has recently come out.
5  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: August 10, 2014, 05:19:10 PM
Finished the Dead Red Mystery series by R.P. Dahlke about an ag pilot who solves mysteries, and they were decent reads.

I also have the Outlander / Lord John books by Diana Gabaldon and the Robert Langdon books by Dan Brown which I'll read (in the latter case reread).
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 07, 2014, 11:19:50 PM
Beat FF4: The After Years iOS this morning. Don't regret my purchase.
7  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 04, 2014, 10:45:04 PM
On the final Tale of Final Fantasy IV: The After Years iOS. Had to use a guide to find out where to go when I had access to the entire overworld, but I'm at the last dungeon now.
8  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 01, 2014, 02:28:35 PM
On Kain's Tale in FF4-2 iOS, and at the point where

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Kain becomes a paladin-type dragoon.
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs that All Children Should Play on: August 01, 2014, 02:27:29 PM
Definitely the Kingdom Hearts games since they have a general kiddie feel at least in my opinion.
10  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 30, 2014, 06:07:43 PM
I definitely prefer the PSP version due to a better translation and more tolerable voicework, among other things.
11  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 29, 2014, 05:41:49 PM
On Edge's Tale in FFIV-2 iOS, working on another ninja's quest.
12  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: July 29, 2014, 01:52:31 PM
Read a bunch of books I got for free for my iPad's Kindle App thanks to BookBub by Claudy Conn, and am not a fan though there are occasional gems.

Plus a bunch of romance novels, part of the Destiny Bay series, by Helen Conrad, most of which were enjoyable.

And the Abolethic Sovereignty trilogy by Bruce R. Cordell, which was fairly enjoyable.

Reread the Inkheart trilogy by Cornelia Funke. Not a fan.
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 28, 2014, 02:36:41 PM
On Palom's Tale in FF4: The After Years iOS, and have been moving smoothly.
14  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 25, 2014, 03:50:52 PM
Beat Tales of Symphonia 2 PS3. Was generally satisfied with the game, though the localization was chock full of missing punctuation.
15  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 22, 2014, 03:13:28 PM
Finally beat Bravely Default. I didn't like the repeated boss fights late in the game and the difficulty spike with the final bosses (took me a few tries to beat the penultimate boss, although I beat the actual final boss my first try), and the story's a bit generic, but I was overall satisfied with the game.
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