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Single-Player RPGs / Secret of Mana Remake's Visuals
« Last post by TheCaterStreetHangman on October 18, 2017, 01:47:46 AM »
Agent D.
Fuck outta here, the design is perfect!


Andvari
I don't mind the chibi art style it suits the game well.


Mickeymack92
I'll be on it. And yeah, I thought it looked fine. They adapted the sprites to 3D fairly faithfully. What more did you guys want?


Prime Mover
No real problems with the art style.


Spoony Mage
I'm not getting the hate for the designs, though.


Hathen
I think they reproduced the original artstyle pretty well and to me that's more important.


The listed users above pretty much voiced how I personally feel about the visuals. But I'm still going to gather more info on the game even after it's release to see if i truly want to immediately purchase it.

My brother and I had a blast with the SNES original... so let's see how this remake stacks up.
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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Annubis on October 17, 2017, 11:03:33 PM »
I know Suikoden 2 has that.

You may be thinking about Suikoden 3 (or Suki 1, but S3 has them all beat by a country mile due to the sheer number of them).

That said, Gensou Suikoden 2 has a shitload of unwinnable strategy battles (even the ones that you're supposed to win because the mechanics are jank-and-a-half).

Maybe, early Suikodens are a blur by now in my mind...
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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Warriors
« Last post by Aeolus on October 17, 2017, 10:44:06 PM »
https://serenesforest.net/2017/10/17/warriors-japanese-voice-pack-launch-dlc-tidbits/

Some details on the DLC. Each pack will add 3 Characters (first Fates, then Shadow Dragon and finally Awakening), 3 History scenarios (Adventure Mode maps from Hyrule Warriors but smaller scale) and some Costumes/Weapons/Support Options. It'll also include a JP Voice Pak for the Baka Gaijin.

That being said, there's a not-insignificant chance that the nine characters are the four nonplayable characters (Navarre, Niles, Oboro and Owain), the three Sorcerers (Gharnef, Validar and Iago), that third OC and a wild card (watch it be Ike). In fact, it'll probably work out to be Niles/Oboro/Iago in December, Navarre/Gharnef/OC the Third in Winter 18, and Owain/Validar/Wild Card in Spring 18.

A decent haul, but I'm going to wait for FEW: Legends to unlock all of that crap while getting an even better roster for less money overall.


Edit: http://gematsu.com/2017/10/fire-emblem-warriors-dlc-characters-announced

Good job KT.

hownottomarket.jpg aside, the DLC characters have been revealed and will be discussed under spoiler tags for the sake of giving you the viewer a chance to maintain at least some semblance of hype.

Spoiler: show
Fates:Niles/Oboro/Azura, Shadow Dragon:Navarre/Minerva/Linde, Awakening:Owain/Olivia/Tharja.

In short, my cynicism was only partly correct, and there's not really any surprises either (just a bunch of characters who should've been in the base game). Also, way to keep dat 'gender balance' guys. Also also, still no Lance Horses or Armors (at least there's a second Lance Infantry to go with Oboro, and only three additional swords, and they're all probably clones as well). At the very least they're adding clothing damage to the game (even if you have to pay additional monies for it).
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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« Last post by Aeolus on October 17, 2017, 10:10:12 PM »
Looking forward to it personally. Even though Valflame (by the way that name really bothers me now that the official translation for the Crusader is Fjalar- names being changed a bit I can handle, but the thing was called Falaflame in Japan so now its name makes no real sense) doesn't have its massive Mt from its original game, Arvis is a pretty interesting unit with his massive RES to active its double ploy effect (plus his inbuilt C slot ploy skill). If they release some more ploy skills via sacred seals it turns him in a really powerful debuff unit. That's without mentioning how he's just a really good Red Tome just on his own, and aside from allowing him ever more flexibility in a healer support role, the Recover Ring can also synergize well with the omnipresent Fury which pushes his stats even higher. He's just a really flexible unit overall (and is another nice middle finger to daggers which are still waiting for some kind of buff).

Also yeah, Ayra and Sigurd both have +5 BST like villager units do, which is pretty clear power creep. It makes it so that Sigurd has a higher BST than normal infantry despite having a pony to ride around on. That's without accounting for the fact both of them have two very powerful exclusive skills. Oddly enough, Deirdre, Arvis, and Arden all don't have that bonus BST. The only other units that have it were the two CYL winners (BIke and Bow Lyn), but most people assumed that was just a special case.

Also you guys are underselling Arden, he's awesome. Because of his guaranteed Quad it means you can make his dream come true by sticking Galeforce on him and giving him an armor march. Watch him zoom across the map and delete two units for you.

At least her name wasn't localized as Odly as poor Od's was (plus its still pretty phonetically similar to Fala). And yeah, all Arvis needs is a Spd Ploy Seal and he'll be set for Ploy life. That said, Recover Ring is pretty neat, but it does prevent him from stacking it with Renewal due to occupying the same slot (although Recover Ring is strictly superior anyways since it heals the same amount overall as Renewal 3, but the healing comes more frequently; Recover Ring on a Falchion user would've been amazing). Either way, he'll be our first Red Tome GHeB and will be a solid contender (unlike F!Robin; although the game handed out Cecilia for free a couple of times anyways so its all good).

Meanwhile, your description of Arden reminds me of that Super Thracia hack where the first stage has an Arden randomly stuck into it who basically serves as an IWTBTG trap due to possessing capped stats and instant transmission (this also suggests that somebody on the dev team was probably thinking of that very same hack when they implemented him into FEH). Also it is hella amusing that he's the one running around with the Hero Brave Sword and the Pursuit Follow-Up Ring (I want to believe that the T_T or a 5 star Level 40 speech will casually reference him getting paired up with Ayra).

And yeah, Sigurd and Ayra are basically CYL units in disguise. Hell, Sigurd even comes with all three Support Skills like Bowlyn and Bike (while Ayra trades one of those for the game's first fourth tier Special). Not to mention that those two are the ones the first two Paralogue 13 stages are named after.


Anyways, having finished up everything available short of CCs and SAs, I pulled for Dancers with the Orbs I've got but got pretty screwed on color representation (3 Red Orbs, which are only useful if I were gunning for an Olivia, and not the Dancer Festival kind). I did walk away with a 4 star Clair (there, that's all of Gaiden's/Echoes' Blue units), but my pity rate still remains at 3.75% as I dare not dive into that minefield (especially since I'm still short on Red Gaiden/Echoes units).


Curse Breaking Edit: Umpteenth time was the charm. Olivia mkII Get! I want at least one more Dancer so I'll pull again (at least I only need try for Blue and Green Orbs now). Of course she's +HP and -Spd which sucks (-Def would've been better, although she can at least live with -Spd since Dancing is her priority and she can still damage foes).

GHeB Double Edit: Beat Lunatic Arvis and got him for the upcoming T_T. Interesting side note is that Arvis also namedrops Maera, his ancestor from the Loptyr side of his family. Wasn't aware that he was aware of this particular lineage prior to the timeskip (or maybe it was Deirdre's full lineage he was unaware of at first), though maybe he took a look at his Holy Blood chart beforehand and didn't mention it during the game.

Holy Blood Edit: And done. That didn't take that long in the face of Mounted Emblem (and a fully upgraded Distant Def Seal). Didn't even need a Dancer or a Stamina Drink this time. Just a team of 5 star Blarblade Ursula with Reposition, Hone Cavalry Red Tomebreaker 2, and the Distant Def 3 Seal, 5 star Eliwood with Reposition, Deathblow 3 and Fortify Cavalry, 5 star Gronnblade Cecilia with Reposition, Triangle Adept 2 and Hone Cavalry and a 4 star Frederick with Draw Back, Fury 2 and Fortify Cavalry.
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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Asian Drama Thread
« Last post by Seultoria on October 17, 2017, 09:20:51 PM »
@Arvis

Are you watching anything new lately? Lately I've been watching 20th Century Boy and Girl, While You Were Sleeping, Because This Life is our First, and Reunited Worlds. Recently finished The Best Hit earlier in the month.
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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Aeolus on October 17, 2017, 07:49:36 PM »
I know Suikoden 2 has that.

You may be thinking about Suikoden 3 (or Suki 1, but S3 has them all beat by a country mile due to the sheer number of them).

That said, Gensou Suikoden 2 has a shitload of unwinnable strategy battles (even the ones that you're supposed to win because the mechanics are jank-and-a-half).
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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Annubis on October 17, 2017, 10:24:30 AM »
I know Suikoden 2 has that.
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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Klutz64 on October 17, 2017, 10:18:18 AM »
I think Magna Carta 2 is the game someone was mentioning that there was a boss fight that you're supposed to lose but it's actually fairly easy to win or something?
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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Frostillicus on October 17, 2017, 10:14:15 AM »
Fatal Frame 2 - Just started Chapter 5. The (seemingly possessed) twin sister has been captured for a second time. It'll be nice to have clear shots at the enemy again.
The only thing that I definitely don't like about the game so far is that some progress triggers have vague requirements. Not fun brain exercise vague. Just unclear vague.

Magna Carta 2 - Finished up business in Navyblue Marsh and Cota Mara. Now heading into the Undersea Tunnel again, to get back to Azabet. Celestine has joined the party. Enter annoyingly high-pitched English dub voice. Ugh... I do like her in battle, though. She has a cool status/support/buff thing going on. Zephie is more of a straight up power healer.
All in all, the game is enjoyable. It has started to pick up in pace, and has become a bit more interesting, after a rather dull start. Fighting is fun, but more enemy variety would be nice. The game seems pretty easy overall. A few boss fights got hairy once or twice, but mostly, I've been carving a path straight through enemies. I don't know if there is a difficulty setting. I may increase it, if it's possible. The music is still pretty good, in most areas.
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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Arvis on October 17, 2017, 10:13:23 AM »
So, am I the only one who has all 4 of his wisdom teeth still in?
I had all four of mine removed when I was 14 or something like that. Two of them were coming in straight, but they wanted to remove them as well to keep my top and bottom teeth even. While they were at it, they removed four other teeth because I had braces at the time because of overcrowding. Apparently I have a small mouth and thus have 8 less teeth than you?

I feel weird having 8 more teeth than someone else my age.
TBF, a guy in my office has no teeth at all.  His are false, and he's about my age, too.  No idea how that happened.

@Dincrest - I wonder that same thing (about myself) all the time!
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