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 81 
 on: January 28, 2015, 10:34:40 AM 
Started by Eusis - Last post by Jimmy
Alright, I just finished Chapter 8. I'm pretty sure that was where I quit last time, and...it was tough. Really tough. I had to restart it twice, both times because I lost Kent, so on the third try I took him out of the party and left it all up to Sain, who didn't get hit the entire fight despite being the vanguard. Wow. Why is Kent always built up as the better of the two again?

I don't know that he is built up as the better of the two. I typically find Sain is more to my liking than Kent because of his high strength growth. I'd have to check to be sure, but I think that Kent may have higher speed growth, which means he'll typically be attacking twice before Sain is able to do so. Most of (if not all) of the FE games have a red/green knight combo where one has better speed and skill (Kent in this case), and the other has better strength (Sain). So really it comes down to your own personal play style, as well as the whims of the RNG when they level up. For example, of my most recent playthroughs, Sain had overall better stats on the first, and Kent on the second. I've even met people who prefer Lowen because of his high defense growth that can make him into a pretty decent tank.

Just don't use Marcus when you get to Eliwood's story. For the love of everything sacred don't use him. He'll only gain 5 EXP for killing enemy units that would typically yield a lot more experience for the other members of your army, and his stat growths are abysmal.

 82 
 on: January 28, 2015, 10:29:22 AM 
Started by Dincrest - Last post by Tooker
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I think I watched that movie high though....not sure if it counts, but I felt I did the film justice

Counts?  I think it's recommended.  I do not partake, but I have seen the movies.  Have you heard Mitch Hedberg?  He's a stand-up comedian and... let's just say I bet you'd like him.

 83 
 on: January 28, 2015, 09:52:37 AM 
Started by ULTROS! - Last post by deathsaber
@Dice: You say that, but then you had to post a picture of some douche photo bombing a picture at a upscale horse race with his tweed suit, his bowler and his smugness standing among societies' job creators with their silk top hats, their pea-coats and their white carnations tucked into their lapels.

That said, considering that Alisha's original design has her rocking plate mail arm guards along with a ZR, I can't really say that this one's any worse (though it does away with her color scheme as the team's Pink Ranger).

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Apparently, according to Siliconera, the other human dies at some point in the story as well, making this really the Corey/Rose power hour. While it doesn't make the Alisha thing any less scuzzy, at least its no worse than what I expected of Bandai and their Tales of Studio, especially after Xillia. Their cageyness about those two (especially in light of their series current mandate of at least having 4 playable males and 4 playable females for title purposes) made it pretty goddamn obvious that it was going to be entirely about Borey and his invisible friends. I'm more shocked by the fact that Rose is at all relevant since A) she's female and B) was officially announced at the eleventh hour.

Besides, look on the bright side, we now have our first female version of the Flynn archetype. Progress!


Its kinda funny, I've been a fan of the series since Symphonia landed on gamecube and I've played every localized entry since, other than some basic previews introducing Sorey and Alisha, around when it was announced showing I've largely stayed away from anything remotely "spoiler-rific" concerning this game. 

Having heard about this Alisha  "controversy" I have to chuckle- Considering that no one has even played this game up until just now (and I'm guessing 90% of the people posting away with various negative opinions on the game probably haven't played the game AT ALL and won't until it comes west), its funny how many out there on various message boards seem to have a strong opinion on this subject, to the point where it seems like this is almost ruining the game for them.  Its like, how can somebody be THAT attached to a character whose game they haven't even played yet?  Its not like you can have an opinion on much of anything, other than how you think the characters "looks".  How about actually playing the game to completion with an open mind, and letting Namco to tell the story it intended with this game before passing judgement?

As for her apparent DLC episode/side story/epilogue, whatever that may be, since it will effectively be free (for two weeks, which yes, is a limited time frame, but if you are a big fan of this series, don't tell me you aren't grabbing this day one), so no big deal.  Costumes/novelty mystic arts attacks, and other boosts as DLC are kind of goofy, but alas are reality for gaming in 2015.  If this revenue helps keep Namco producing games in this series (and bringing localized versions West, most importantly to me)

I'd bet real money that the free DLC thing is only for Japan and only as an apology to the fans that are pissed on getting burned by Zesty's scuzzy marketing when they Day 1'd the game.

And that's where a good deal of the anger is coming from. Zesty pulled a classic bait-and-switch given all the initial focus that Alisha was getting (she got a figure) compared to how quickly she got shoved onto the bus in game, especially given that she was being talked up as an important dynamic to the game's plot; with associates, potential antagonists, a contrast to the main character's plot and everything and none of that matters because its hard to have a side plot when the character central to said plot goes "I must go now, for my planet needs me". And while I don't know the exact score (or even claim to know right now), its pretty obvious that what was originally stated and what was ultimately delivered are two different things, and this discrepancy is not for good reasons.

There's also a lot of hate towards the clunkiness of the game in general. Specially in regards to the battle field camera and multiplayer with more than 2 people playing being complete ass.

Honestly, even so, yeah, they featured art of her initially, there is a figure of her, whatever.  Its not like they made any specific story promises with her, just that she is a character featured in the game, which she is indeed in there.  Again, I make no judgement until I play the game myself, if her "omission" actually feels like one or not.  As for the more technical shortcomings reported, any opinion will have to wait on that as well.  I've only ever played these games on my own so any critiques of the game's MP friendliness are lost on me.  As for criticism that battle hasn't changed much from Graces, I pretty much say "lol so what".  That games battle system was fine.  Tales Games in general are like comfort food to me.  I don't want much change.  (uh, it would be horrifying if Namco decided to go all Final Fantasy 13 with this series, and just bastardized the traditional elements so much that the games are barely jrpgs anymore)

 84 
 on: January 28, 2015, 09:14:09 AM 
Started by Eusis - Last post by Mickeymac92
Alright, I just finished Chapter 8. I'm pretty sure that was where I quit last time, and...it was tough. Really tough. I had to restart it twice, both times because I lost Kent, so on the third try I took him out of the party and left it all up to Sain, who didn't get hit the entire fight despite being the vanguard. Wow. Why is Kent always built up as the better of the two again?

 85 
 on: January 28, 2015, 08:46:43 AM 
Started by Dincrest - Last post by Klutz64
Also I'd like to take a moment to congratulate you on your 27th post Dice.

J...just today?


But.  Um.  I agree.

And 2007! 

Binary joke.

 86 
 on: January 28, 2015, 07:34:46 AM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by Mickeymac92
I had a dream scientists had invented a real working Zaku II from Mobile Suit Gundam...and then it blew up my house. :|

 87 
 on: January 28, 2015, 06:31:00 AM 
Started by ULTROS! - Last post by Ranadiel
That's exactly how I feel right now.  How can people have such strong feelings about this character before even playing the game?  What did they even know about her?

She has breasts and, most likely, an unpenetrated vagina.

(actually, was there ever a Tales of character that was explicitly confirmed to not be a virgin?)
(Future Ludger doesn't count)
(Alvin and Malik did have prior serious relationship... best I can think of)
(Oh... Klarth according to the DeJap script isn't one... not sure about the original text though)
Well there is the scene where Raine says she won't go to visit the unicorn because she is an adult (or something to that effect).

 88 
 on: January 28, 2015, 03:51:15 AM 
Started by Dincrest - Last post by Dice
Also I'd like to take a moment to congratulate you on your 27th post Dice.

J...just today?


But.  Um.  I agree.

And 2007! 

 89 
 on: January 28, 2015, 03:44:59 AM 
Started by Dincrest - Last post by Aeolus
Stardust

A sometimes cheesy and sometimes positively brilliant fantasy adapted from Neil Gaiman's book of the same name.  This movie instantly got a lot of love from me first because it's a still rarely done fantasy setting film, and second because Robert De Niro plays as a homosexual sky pirate which is completely out of his typecasting and seems to have had a lot of fun with it.  I'm particularly ecstatic about the blend and brands of "fantasy" involved in this film; magic, celestial beings, curses, royal traditions, charms, trinkets, lightning-in-a-can, etc.  The effects are lovely, the casting is great, and the creativity (a particular "corpse fight" completely blowing my mind) and humour hit in the right spot.  Very enjoyable!

EDIT: I'm sure it would 'tingle' some RPG-esque fancies in a few of you

It took me a moment to remember that Stardust was a movie that was actually made and currently exists. That came out in like 2010 or something right?


Also I'd like to take a moment to congratulate you on your 27th post Dice.

 90 
 on: January 28, 2015, 02:33:11 AM 
Started by Dincrest - Last post by Dice
Pineapple Express.  Just about any line fron Danny McBride was awesome in that film.
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I think I watched that movie high though....not sure if it counts, but I felt I did the film justice

Stardust

A sometimes cheesy and sometimes positively brilliant fantasy adapted from Neil Gaiman's book of the same name.  This movie instantly got a lot of love from me first because it's a still rarely done fantasy setting film, and second because Robert De Niro plays as a homosexual sky pirate which is completely out of his typecasting and seems to have had a lot of fun with it.  I'm particularly ecstatic about the blend and brands of "fantasy" involved in this film; magic, celestial beings, curses, royal traditions, charms, trinkets, lightning-in-a-can, etc.  The effects are lovely, the casting is great, and the creativity (a particular "corpse fight" completely blowing my mind) and humour hit in the right spot.  Very enjoyable!

EDIT: I'm sure it would 'tingle' some RPG-esque fancies in a few of you

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