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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Annubis on February 24, 2017, 02:57:47 PM »
^ I've been debating whether the current $12(-ish) sale on Steam is worth it...

I started Zesty, dropped it, started it again and finished it.
It doesn't have many faults, but doesn't take any risks either; leaving a fairly bland experience (kinda like those giant fields of emptiness...)
The only risk it took is the weird equipment system which most hated (oops...)
That said, if you plan on playing on easy, normal or hard, you can just avoid the equipment system altogether.

The story is pretty weak and I thought that it lacked a driving force.
The characters are OK (synergy is pretty weak) but for once I feel like them getting together made sense.

The camera is pretty shit but only in tight corridors. There are many of those, but eventually, I just started dodging encounters in buildings and leveling elsewhere later.
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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Arvis on February 24, 2017, 02:17:51 PM »
Trails SC

While scaling the Esmelas tower, I stumbled upon a random battle that involved 6 Shining Poms.  I killed 4 of them.  Unfortunately, I didn't have the presence of mind to screenshot either the beginning of the battle, or the INSANE amount of exp I got from it.  My entire party went from around level 58 to level 61.

The weird thing is that I got that exact same random battle just a few battles later.  I only got two of them that time, but still.  That was ridiculous.  I know the best place to grind I guess.  Not that I'll need to.

Incidentally, current party:
Estelle
Schera
Olivier
Zane
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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« Last post by Tomara on February 24, 2017, 01:49:54 PM »
Not really, because I've used pretty much the same amount and only got one 5*. Nowi. On the one hand, far from a bad unit. On the other, it's Nowi.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nier 2 for PS4
« Last post by bigdeath on February 24, 2017, 01:18:13 PM »
Also, remember that this game's story has only just begun when you reach ending A. You really have to get all the endings to get the complete story.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: The tri-Ace General Discussion (& Star Ocean 5) Thread
« Last post by natros on February 24, 2017, 11:39:29 AM »
I don't. I already kind of regret spending $20 on SO3. I'm not doing it again.

This.
Not a terrible game, but not that good. Can be a real repetitive slog at times. One play-through was enough.

Actually, it kinda was. Everything was a step back from SO2, and that's when you weren't Side Kicking everything. You had MP Death, a far more cumbersome Invention mechanic that required being nearly halfway through the game to unlock, Map Completion, the Awful Bonus Gauge, still completely useless Magic, an anemic Late Game, a cast that was largely forgettable to awful (who you didn't even get half of until halfway into the game, and one of the longest running party members suddenly decides to be totally optional/skippable/irrelevant to the remainder of the plot), worse Private Actions and PA mechanics, and godawful minigames (you'd think Minecart Roaches would be an interesting idea, you also might think that Desert Bus was a good idea, they aren't).

The fact that the games since then have been even worse is why Star Ocean is a colossal waste of an IP.

No argument here. I had forgotten blocked out some of those negative details you mentioned.
I remember having both Cliff and Mirage in my party almost broke the late game. That was kinda fun, at least...

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: The tri-Ace General Discussion (& Star Ocean 5) Thread
« Last post by Annubis on February 24, 2017, 11:28:15 AM »
I liked SO3 so I have it above the proverbial 'bar'. For completionists, the Battle Trophy challenges were heaven sent and the rewards interesting enough (maids and FAM? hell yeah!)

That said, I'm sad to see the SO IP rolled in dirt with every further entry.
Is it that hard to recapture the spirit of SO2? It sure seems so...
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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« Last post by Hathen on February 24, 2017, 11:18:37 AM »
If it makes you feel better, I've spent I think 120 orbs so far and I only have 2 5-stars, and they both are the same weapon type. They also both suck (Roy and Eirika).
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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« Last post by Tomara on February 24, 2017, 10:41:34 AM »
@Tomara Ok, you win.  That was horrible.  How do you keep getting so many dupes??

It's what has been called 'the curse'. I don't consider myself unlucky, but there's always one part of my life where everything goes wrong every time. Concentrated chains of bad luck. Fortunately, it has weakened significantly over the years, going from deaths and traffic accidents to, well, this.

Meanwhile, a friend of mine...

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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by natros on February 24, 2017, 10:38:31 AM »
I've wondered if Arti is a for-the-shits-and-giggles account. Like, a fun/tolerable troll. As you guys say, the random stuff he/she posts seems engineered to incite others to counter, which is honestly kind of cool (so long as it remains inoffensive, of course), because it invites more conversation.
...Unless of course, it turns into an apparent time bomb.
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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by natros on February 24, 2017, 10:19:45 AM »
^ I've been debating whether the current $12(-ish) sale on Steam is worth it...
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