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Klyde Chroma

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #7905 on: March 21, 2018, 01:26:01 PM »
I haven't been journal-ing in for a moment on account of **life**

However I must do my civic duty as a member of the community, a ninja and a gamer to report:

BREATH OF THE WILD: Finished this up and I gotta say I am thrilled I lived long enough to experience the evolution of a franchise to this degree of excellence. I guess folks were not lying when they said "Ittttzzz da BEST EVAAAA!!!!!" because it truly was fantastic.

I haven't a bad word to say about the title even if ya squeezed me for one.

Oh except for the amount of travel time that is actually spent climbing things too slowly. So maybe ONE complaint.

That is all. Carry on!
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #7906 on: March 21, 2018, 02:32:46 PM »
But what about slipping on rocks when it rains?
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #7907 on: March 23, 2018, 08:02:24 AM »
But what about slipping on rocks when it rains?

That right there wins my "dumb gameplay mechanic of the year" award. All the funnier that something so frustrating as the rock slippage be incorporated in a game otherwise so fantastically done.

Now that you have me musing over it, I'd go so far as to call it darkly comedic.
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #7908 on: March 23, 2018, 11:48:01 AM »
Trails of Cold Steel

I wonder if my wife will be opposed to me marrying this game?

I've explored the schoolhouse down to the 5th level and fought the Freeze You Constantly Dragon.  Gave me my first party wipe.  Went back in and changed nothing but my strategy and won with only the loss of Gaius.  Poor Gaius, I was really enjoying having him as my #1.  With his 4 ARCUS lines he was incredibly effective at putting all kinds of fun status effects on enemies.  But to the bench he goes, leaving Alisa as my new #1.  I've changed Gaius' master quartz from Falco to Raven to give him more speed and really focus on getting those debuffs out quickly.  However, that will definitely impact his Evasion.  I honestly haven't been using Insight the way I probably should.  Heck, even the Freeze You Constantly Dragon was wasting turn after turn going after Gaius on my second attempt, and I wasn't even thinking about the EVA boost Insight gives as being the reason Gaius was dodging so well.  I'm bad at this game.

My current Alisa build is ATS/HP based.  I'm wondering if I should try to make her more of a healer, though?  She's still using her Angel MQ, which is why I am focusing on her HP.  But for healing she only has Teara and Thelas, for now.  Wondering if I should try giving her Holy Breath or something to go with it.  She has plenty of great offensive Arts, though.  With her Red/Red/Gold quartz requirements it makes diversifying her a bit difficult.  Any advice?


Alisa is less of a healer and more of a revival specialist. If I remember correctly she also has the best CP restorer ability.  Her offensive arts are good from what I remember but took a crazy long time to get off.

I used Gaius early a lot in CS1 but not too much after that. I gave fie his MQ and turned her into a speed/evasion tank.  I suppose if you wanted to you could give him rean's or laura's MQ and turn him into a slightly faster Laura (damage would be lessened as a trade off for a better ability to take a hit and speed/evasion).

Fie is great out in the field, arguably the best character against multiple opponents in random battles. She can occasionally make a tough boss easy if you could seperate her from the party and draw the monster's attn. If she does get hit tho she's pretty much toast, her damage is kind of weak-avg and her debuffs/status effects rarely work on tough bosses.

New girl you mentioned in spoilers is a decent defensive player but OMG slow.

some peoples who are a better CS player than I can supposedly make Emma the strongest player in the game. However for me she'd always get hit with a status effect, take 1-2 hits and die. Her special and some spells are crazy powerful tho. I think there is a build where you can concentrate on say 1 (maybe 2) color spells (black?), use orbs to decrease the casting time and give her anti-status effect equip/orbs.


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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #7909 on: March 23, 2018, 12:12:27 PM »
Suikoden Dos - After winning the battle with Kiba's force (which was surprisingly easy), I've been roaming the map, looking for recruits. Came across Meg & Gadget, who have a pretty sweet Unite attack. I also finally figured out what Stallion meant by "training", and then he joined.
Still not sure how to recruit some of the obviously recruitable people I've met along the way...  I'm going to refrain from using a guide, since this is the first time I've ever played this game, and I have too much respect for it to cheat.

Driver: SF - Getting towards the end of the game. Just started chapter 6. Was finally able to afford my favorite car in the game, the McLaren F1. Races are now a non-issue.
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #7910 on: March 23, 2018, 03:15:40 PM »
Part of me is like yass queen, you don't need no guide, enjoy your game.

But the other half of me is like "but the true ending of suikoden 2 is so touching..."


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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #7911 on: March 23, 2018, 04:43:32 PM »
I'm going to refrain from using a guide, since this is the first time I've ever played this game, and I have too much respect for it to cheat.

Good on you.  I'm of the opinion that following a 100% guide removes the whole point of playing the game.  May as well just watch a LP on youtube.

Using a guide for one part when you're stuck, though, or after you've beaten the story, that has a lot of value.
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #7912 on: March 23, 2018, 09:35:39 PM »
^ I completely agree with your guide usage logic, sir. I did end up using guides the first times I played both Wild Arms 1 & 2 (only this past year or so), because sometimes story progress triggers are really off the wall stupid.
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #7913 on: March 24, 2018, 07:20:29 PM »
Just got a game over because I killed myself barbecuing in the game I'm playing.
BBQ is serious stuff y'all.

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #7914 on: March 25, 2018, 09:18:08 AM »
Suikoden 2 - Was not at all prepared for the multi-party battle with a certain crazy bad guy. Had to go back and grind for both money and experience. I did so by taking various groups through the Banner Village pass to Gregminster. Had the training montage song from Rocky IV in my head the whole time.
Anyway, just escaped Muse after meeting with Jowy. Currently on the way to Tinto with new guy Koyu.
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #7915 on: March 25, 2018, 10:29:12 AM »
A yes, certain crazy bad guy is an infamously tough fight. xD


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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #7916 on: March 26, 2018, 01:34:03 PM »
Horizon Zero Dawn/ Frozen Wilds DLC - If nothing else, this content has to be some of the most visually astounding I've ever seen in a game.

Also, they did a decent job giving you a little more of just about everything the original title offered. I love DLC like this for providing a real good reason to turn a title back on that I loved in the first place.
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #7917 on: March 26, 2018, 01:57:15 PM »
Been playing Tri-Force Heroes lately. God, this game is deader than dead (at least the base game still functions, but the time challenges are basically impossible without two other players in the same room), and likely has been since 2015.


A yes, certain crazy bad guy is an infamously tough fight. xD

Best part of that certain crazy bad guy is that he has no True Rune bullshit backing him up (whereas 95% of the time, there's usually a True Rune involved and pulling the strings). Hell, even Yuber, the series' resident boogeyman, has a True Rune.
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #7918 on: March 26, 2018, 02:29:32 PM »
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #7919 on: March 26, 2018, 06:00:29 PM »
A bow to your memeatude, Arvis. :D


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