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Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality.
« Last post by Ramza on November 20, 2018, 04:48:08 PM »
What about it appealed me? Something like what Alisha said, but in reverse. I LOVE having playable female characters. All female character parties are awesome! I loved FFX-2.

So I actually waited awhile to start FFXV because I didn't really have motivation to start. From the time it switched from VsXIII to XV, I had low expectations. I had heard all the jokes about bromance road trips and boys' club whatever-ever, and how Lunafreya was a non-entity. So ... perhaps the low bar I had set in my mind is a big part of what made me enjoy it.

But honestly ... I really *did* like Noctis' friends. Noctis himself ... meh. But I quickly came to appreciate each of the other guys for who they were. Keep in mind, I went into this game like ... a month ago. So I had all expanded content and DLC.

Gameplay: I loved the combat. I loved all the side quests. I loved the world itself. I loved driving and listening to classic FF tunes. I loved that crazy bonus dungeon "Pitioss" -- puzzle platforming insanity.

I cried during the events of Ch. 9. I *didn't need* to know what fueled the romance between Noctis and Luna. I've seen enough media. They give you enough to get the point. Playing that dual role of fiancee and world-healer Oracle, that was interesting. Feel free to call her one-sided, but her strength and resolve explains itself. I loved the idea that while I played my part, there was someone else playing their part across an ocean.

Ardyn is a weak villain. Prompto's "reveal" could have been handled better. But I still loved the ending.

And finally ... Cosmogony. Giving *specific* story roles to those six traditional FF Eidolons/summons was fantastic. They've never been so large, looming, and daunting before IMO. They also haven't had this much personality (to my knowledge) since FFVI.

I will say ... having gotten all available trophies ... the "Comrades" multiplayer is not fun.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality.
« Last post by Andrew on November 20, 2018, 03:13:32 PM »
Appreciate your thoughts, thanks Arvis! I actually didn't mind the story ending either, but I felt a lot was lost on me just because I'd found so much of the rest of the story disjointed.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality.
« Last post by Arvis on November 20, 2018, 11:56:40 AM »
I honestly enjoyed this game a great deal.

Because it's actually a really good game.

I'm not trying to revive a massive debate... I'm just wondering what appealed to you both? I just hated the whole game from start to finish. I thought the open-world was boring, combat took too long (though, to be fair, I probably wasn't very good at it), the main characters weren't engaging and others were underutilised, the dialogue was cringey, and the story was just a head-scratching mess (but, hey, Tetsuya Nomura, so I'm not surprised). The graphics were good, so there's that, I guess.

I'll try to follow your example of concision and just say that the world and music were beautiful, I loved the character dialogue and chemistry (although it desperately needed more Iris or Luna or both), wonderful and immersive dungeon design, and an overall plot that, while a bit too head-scratchy in places I admit, delivered overall with an awesome climax and touching character moments.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: super robot wars topic
« Last post by Aeolus on November 20, 2018, 12:38:58 AM »
screw that i'm still kinda salty we got 2 mainline games and not OG3

You mean one mainline game and one piece of shit mobage (I mean sure, its a better stab at it than XO ever was or will be, but its still worthless to me).

At any rate, I'm hoping it'll be available out here on the Switch without jumping through too many hoops, since I can live with the increasingly improved Singlish and it'd be a great piece of software to have on the go.


Yeah, Escaflowne would've been pretty nice to go alongside Rayearth (plus like 5 people owned a Wonderswan so nobody played the one it was in). That being said, they're really continuing their trend of adding some rather odd choices to SRW. I guess once they decided Yamato was in it made sense to start putting in other series only containing ships but no actual robots. Though Saber Marionette J being on that fake list probably should've been a red flag regardless, human-sized units are even rarer in the series (though with this game I suppose we might get to use Cyborg Guy again).

Also it looks like this game will be another one recycling a ton of animations- to be fair after a certain point there's really no point in trying to one-up your Fin Funnel and Breast Fire animations anymore, but it does make me wonder if they're going to start another serialized SRW soon, time seems to be about right for that.

Cyborg Guy!? You mean Cyborg Gai?

But yeah, Saber Marionette J and Sakura Taisen are this particular "leaker's" MO as they have found their way onto the last several pre-stream 'leaks' without fail (I guess I could see the latter happening these days due to the rumors of Sakura Wars VI possibly being in the works, but both of them together is a dead giveaway). As for footies, hell, we got fucking Rayearth, which is 90% on foot action (its pretty much a Shoujo JRPG Adventure until the 'suddenly, giant robots' at the end), nevermind Spike Spegal's Bruce Lee style kung fu or his occasional arsenal for dealing with Vicious, or SUPER ASIA!.

And while it'll be unfortunate to have so many recycled animations, I'm hoping that they'll at least redo GGG and Gun X Sword as neither have seen the series since W and K respectfully.

Hopefully, regardless as to the visual quality, we could at least have a setting that isn't just "Oops! All multiverse." again. I want to see Judau and the Crossbone folks actually deal with the Jovians, STMU/Buster Machine 3, and possibly some of the GGG villains (since we aren't getting GaoGaiGar Final) among other shenanigans.


Edit: http://www.siliconera.com/2018/11/20/super-robot-wars-t-announced-for-asia-in-2019-with-english-subtitles-for-ps4-and-switch/

Have a Singlish trailer. "Its Show time, Chum!"
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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« Last post by Aeolus on November 19, 2018, 11:03:27 PM »
That's hilarious because as it happens, after a particularly awful run in Aether Raids, I've decided to wash my hands of the mode once and for all. Since other players are simply going to walk over my dead body, I've set my Defensive Team up to only consist of 2 star Level 1 Gunter (lowest ranked with the highest mobility) and no other buildings beyond the ones required, tucked away so that Gunter will hopefully suicide on the enemy before they can break even one jar.

As for the rest of FEH, at this point I'm in it purely for the spectacle. I'll play for Orbs, but little else (and definitely not Grand Conquests because fuck that mode). What I want to see now is the 'plot' of Book 3, who they mass demote for the next mass demotion, the advent of 6 star rarity (of which, I am no longer under any illusion of reaching) and maybe a few more waifus (sucks that I have to wait until at least January for the next shot at Lucia).

I do know that we're in the final stretch for Book 2 as the latest banner is just Surtr and Ylgr (with Hrid as the incredibly likely candidate for our next Legendary). On that note, given how he's our next Legendary unit, and that January and March are going to be RD and Roy months, that means that we're down to two slots for possible Legendaries left between Caeda, Alm, Celica, Conrad, Sigurd, Seliph, Leif, Lilina, Eliwood, Elincia, Micaiah, Sanaki, Chrom, both Corrins, Azura, Xander, Alfonse, Bruno and Zacharias.


Edit: Just by looking at Surtr's skills, it seem like my decision is already paying off. Goddamn I'm so glad I don't have to deal with that kind of crap anymore.

Edit Book 2: And the next GHeB goes to Gharnef? Sure, why not. He's been MIA for far too long anyways (although his timing could've been better given where we are right now, at least he wins the prize for being the game's 100th Red unit; and also it has been forever since Archanea got a non-alt unit with E. Hardin way back in February). Also, all those Alts from Alt banner will stay in my dreams as none were demoted (at least they're in the pool, just good luck pulling them). At least Ylgr came home on 32 Orbs (with +Atk/-Def no less; she really wants a LaD or Desperation Seal to really get in).

Edit Book 3: I am a goddamn liar and hopelessly addicted, as I stupidly continue to waste my time and energy on Aether Raids and Grand Conquests. Btw, I've noticed that the devs are a bunch of scummy bastards who went ahead and actually adjusted enemy AI for Air Raids to acknowledge Dancers/Singers (in stuff like the Arena or Grand Conquests, the AI will typically move units first by their maximum range, followed by having Dancers/Singers either take to the offense themselves or refresh whichever unit remains within their reach; in Air Raids however, the AI will specifically check for a Refresher first, then check which unit is within an effective attack radius, and then specifically have the hard counter move up just enough to get refreshed and go to town on the bait unit). And they continue to be scummy bastards with overdesigned GHeBs that ruthlessly hate F2Pers with the full monty of bullshit (massively cramped starting area, reinforcement bumrush, Abyssal level Whale Bait skills on everybody, and all for yet another Red Tome Infantry with another otherwise useless gimmick Prf designed solely around being a dick in their respective GHeB; all they're missing are the massively overinflated stats to truly be Abyssal level bullshit). I mean, its manageable, but still scummy. At least Gharnef has some dece inheritance fodder with Chill Atk and Mirror Stance.
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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« Last post by Hathen on November 19, 2018, 09:09:35 PM »
My final rank was around 1500 so for the moment I get to have some shiny chairs I won't get to display for another 2 months or whatever and a few extra Grails (it's pretty funny that one guy I knew only bothered playing like one match the whole season but still got about half the Grails I did).

For me, the bonus unit choice this season is pretty obvious- since score doesn't matter Dancers are basically a shoe-in on every team so Smolzura can fill my Bonus slot and give me flexibility to choose what I need for the last three. Regardless I still lost 2 units in one of the three matches I played today, though it was a pretty creative team so at least it didn't make me rage like Dazzling cheese strats does. The guy did a Infantry Pulse team with a Micaiah ready to fire off an AoE on turn 1 and I spotted that without much trouble, but what I didn't account for was the fact that he removed assist skills from everyone not his Dancer (Ninian) so I mistakenly thought the AI would move Ninian before all the tomes he was using for the rest of his team. Micaiah proceeded to explode my entire team and took out Reinhardt (and his Soren took out another one), but since I brought Nino along she could push through with Desperation.

I actually have enough Aether stored to do another match, but since my Lift is sitting at 3880 I might only take my free run tomorrow and wait till near reset time on the day after to push into 4000+ Lift. It's still dumb that you lose Lift for failing Defenses at this point since it's basically impossible to have perfect defense records, but I doubt they'll change it anytime soon so I might as well try to game it.

Also I don't know how true this is, but I've heard some people say that destroying everything increases Aether restored, and not just the Aether Fountain/Pots. Might need to look into it more though.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: super robot wars topic
« Last post by Alisha on November 19, 2018, 08:59:42 PM »
screw that i'm still kinda salty we got 2 mainline games and not OG3
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: super robot wars topic
« Last post by Hathen on November 19, 2018, 08:22:15 PM »
Yeah, Escaflowne would've been pretty nice to go alongside Rayearth (plus like 5 people owned a Wonderswan so nobody played the one it was in). That being said, they're really continuing their trend of adding some rather odd choices to SRW. I guess once they decided Yamato was in it made sense to start putting in other series only containing ships but no actual robots. Though Saber Marionette J being on that fake list probably should've been a red flag regardless, human-sized units are even rarer in the series (though with this game I suppose we might get to use Cyborg Guy again).

Also it looks like this game will be another one recycling a ton of animations- to be fair after a certain point there's really no point in trying to one-up your Fin Funnel and Breast Fire animations anymore, but it does make me wonder if they're going to start another serialized SRW soon, time seems to be about right for that.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality.
« Last post by Alisha on November 19, 2018, 06:54:15 PM »
I honestly enjoyed this game a great deal.

Because it's actually a really good game.

I'm not trying to revive a massive debate... I'm just wondering what appealed to you both? I just hated the whole game from start to finish. I thought the open-world was boring, combat took too long (though, to be fair, I probably wasn't very good at it), the main characters weren't engaging and others were underutilised, the dialogue was cringey, and the story was just a head-scratching mess (but, hey, Tetsuya Nomura, so I'm not surprised). The graphics were good, so there's that, I guess.
i think a LOT of people overvalue this game because of MEN. some people just prefer to play male characters just like i prefer to play female ones. because of this i think they are willing to overlook the games flaws just like i do with FF13/LR
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality.
« Last post by Aeolus on November 19, 2018, 06:51:40 PM »
Nomura's fingerprints have been pretty thoroughly scrubbed off the end product though. They pretty much gutted XIII Versus (to the point of effectively completely changing the female lead from whatsherface to Lunafreya) to make FFXV and there's plenty of other Tabata hallmarks to support this.

Don't ask me to name them though as I haven't played this game and I never will now that the last parts have become vaporware.
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