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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #150 on: March 08, 2014, 10:01:09 AM »
35 hours into LR.. Currently at the final boss(yes I played like 12 hours again yday).
I did like 90% of the sidequests and like 75% of the canvas ones. I died many times at the final boss, always in his third phase. Just a few minutes ago I killed the third phase and jumped in euphoria of my victory only to learn that the boss still has a 4th form. This guy is fucking impossible im gonna look up strategies online,  the mofo is like " Bitch this isnt even my final form ".

The story derailed a little bit there in the end but I still loved most of the characterization and the journey to the end. Depending on the actual ending this will be either my 2nd favourite or my least fav in the trilogy, it's still great all things considered, so there is that.
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #151 on: March 08, 2014, 10:15:49 AM »
Lightning Returns -

WOOT! The two side quests I finished up on Day 12 pushed me over the edge and unlocked the Extra Day. Not only that, but I managed to defeat Erishkigal and obtained the Ultimatus garb. Mind, after getting the Level 3 stagger I abused the hell out of Overclock and the generous amount of Ether the Canvas of Prayers gives you, thus obtaining only a single star battle rating, but I really don't care about those ratings.

Now on to the Final Day.

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #152 on: March 08, 2014, 10:16:51 AM »
Lightning Returns -

WOOT! The two side quests I finished up on Day 12 pushed me over the edge and unlocked the Extra Day. Not only that, but I managed to defeat Erishkigal and obtained the Ultimatus garb. Mind, after getting the Level 3 stagger I abused the hell out of Overclock and the generous amount of Ether the Canvas of Prayers gives you, thus obtaining only a single star battle rating, but I really don't care about those ratings.

Now on to the Final Day.

The final day is the dark souls of Lightning Returns(This should upset our podcasters alright)

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #153 on: March 08, 2014, 11:53:21 AM »
I saw the word about Frog Fractions 2, so I fired up the original for the second time.  First time was around a year ago.  Still the best browser-based game of all time.  OF. ALL. TIME.

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #154 on: March 08, 2014, 12:37:10 PM »
This final boss is fucking impossible.. I DONT WANT NEW GAME PLUS... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #155 on: March 08, 2014, 02:02:09 PM »
Atelier Weekend is progressing smoothly. Just finished up the fourth assignment and I've got two months left over this period to catch up on synthesis.

What I really like about this game is that it's pretty down to earth. Next to no silly anime bullshit, people are getting along quite nicely (and almost normally!) and all in all the atmosphere is verypleasant. I also like the new systems that let you bring items with you to explore without having to synth large of them.

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #156 on: March 08, 2014, 02:06:21 PM »
Atelier Weekend is progressing smoothly. Just finished up the fourth assignment and I've got two months left over this period to catch up on synthesis.

What I really like about this game is that it's pretty down to earth. Next to no silly anime bullshit, people are getting along quite nicely (and almost normally!) and all in all the atmosphere is verypleasant. I also like the new systems that let you bring items with you to explore without having to synth large of them.

Yeah, I'm loving Escha and Logy so far. It's just very pleasant, nothing offensively awful, it's not moody or dramatic. Escha and Logy themselves make a cute little team. Having 6 people to battle with is nice too. I also like how central everything is. In Ayesha I felt like everything was thrown all over the place and I had to waste a lot of time doing pointless errands.


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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #157 on: March 08, 2014, 02:12:48 PM »
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #158 on: March 08, 2014, 03:04:28 PM »
GODAMMNIT. Got him down at 10% in his last phase... I was SO CLOSE. I CANT GIVE UP, I HAVE TO KILL HIM, NOW IT'S PERSONAL..

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #159 on: March 08, 2014, 03:13:21 PM »
@Tomara: Gotta be honest, all that sounds really boring to me. I am sort of interested in the game so I'll see for myself later.

The final day is the dark souls of Lightning Returns(This should upset our podcasters alright)

"Is the Dark Souls of..."

Before or after being patched multiple times?

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #160 on: March 08, 2014, 03:25:12 PM »
@Tomara: Gotta be honest, all that sounds really boring to me. I am sort of interested in the game so I'll see for myself later.

The final day is the dark souls of Lightning Returns(This should upset our podcasters alright)

"Is the Dark Souls of..."

Before or after being patched multiple times?

I have the latest patch, what did they change(I only own the game since tuesday so I already played it through with the latest patch)? I slept through day 9-14 because I had done all the quests, 90% of the sidequests and most of the canvas ones, I should have gone to that last secret dungeon to get better equipment but I was ready to wrap up the game. I know I can beat the boss now because I got a strategy down but it's still hard as fuck. Im underequipped but not underleveled. My abilities are fine aswell and on par with the recommended builds.
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #161 on: March 08, 2014, 05:06:08 PM »
I have the latest patch, what did they change(I only own the game since tuesday so I already played it through with the latest patch)?

http://darksouls.wikidot.com/game-patches

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #162 on: March 08, 2014, 05:13:40 PM »
I KILLED I KILLED I KILLED HIMM. HE IS DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEADDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD.

After 5 hours of endless struggle. I FINALLY KILLED YOU. WHO IS YOUR GOD NOW BITCH. The ending was great, a very satysfing conclusion to the trilogy, the story has the typical JRPG "nonsense" that is still really likeable. What I mean by nonsense is the typical "Power of humanity and love", that type of discourse. It brings a smile to my face when well done. 90% of fantasy works end up having that type of the discourse when the big baddy is being fought. Even in western works like Harry Potter. Im surprised that XIII and XIII-2 didnt fall into that trap for the most part, I wouldnt have it any other way though, it's the logic followup. LR delivered a good conclusion to the trilogy.

Final Thoughts - Great music, some really good characterization behind some characters with strong motivations driving their actions. One of the most rewarding battle systems I played in a long time, That's Lightning Returns in a nutshell, a great JRPG. The dialogue behind the trilogy was always kind of weak(I guess that's what you would call "writing"?) but the actual plots are great, it has good world building with a generally self consistent and rich mythos and really good characters, the characters are battle systems are the highlights of these FF games.

Oh did I mention that Mog is awesome and adorable and awesome.. I really like his VA.
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #163 on: March 08, 2014, 05:14:33 PM »
I have the latest patch, what did they change(I only own the game since tuesday so I already played it through with the latest patch)?

http://darksouls.wikidot.com/game-patches

Lol I was talking about Lightning Returns not Dark souls, I simply said that the final day in Lightning Returns was "the dark souls" of the game, as in that it was very challenging. I never played Dark Souls btw.
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #164 on: March 08, 2014, 05:32:36 PM »
I KILLED I KILLED I KILLED HIMM. HE IS DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEADDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD.

After 5 hours of endless struggle. I FINALLY KILLED YOU. WHO IS YOUR GOD NOW BITCH. The ending was great, a very satysfing conclusion to the trilogy, the story has the typical JRPG "nonsense" that is still really likeable. What I mean by nonsense is the typical "Power of humanity and love", that type of discourse. It brings a smile to my face when well done. 90% of fantasy works end up having that type of the discourse when the big baddy is being fought. Even in western works like Harry Potter. Im surprised that XIII and XIII-2 didnt fall into that trap for the most part, I wouldnt have it any other way though, it's the logic followup. LR delivered a good conclusion to the trilogy.

Final Thoughts - Great music, some really good characterization behind some characters with strong motivations driving their actions. One of the most rewarding battle systems I played in a long time, That's Lightning Returns in a nutshell, a great JRPG. The dialogue behind the trilogy was always kind of weak(I guess that's what you would call "writing"?) but the actual plots are great, it has good world building with a generally self consistent and rich mythos and really good characters, the characters are battle systems are the highlights of these FF games.


Congrats! Took me 4 or 5 tries myself, and I ended up using everything I had to finally take him down. That boss is.... *stupid* amounts of hard. I agree, I liked the ending, it had everything I was looking for. Some people have mentioned wanting an epilogue, but I would have liked it even better without even the small epilogue we got (which was kind of dumb, really)

I didn't like this one as much as FFXIII-2, due mostly to the unconventional character development which didn't work for me. Normal battles felt mostly pointless until you grinded your way to the Last One, and then most of those can just be dealt with by waiting until the Ultimate Lair opens.