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« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2007, 11:22:29 AM »

Landsknecht and Hexer are both german words, looks like japanese still have their faible for german ^^. Xenogear/saga and some older rpgs also have this german influence.
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« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2007, 03:52:48 PM »

From what I've read, there's an item that unlocks the Ronin class and another one for the Hexer.  On floor 11 (Ronin) & 16 (Hexer) if I remember correctly.
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« Reply #32 on: May 18, 2007, 05:58:33 PM »

I saw this video in a blog.

WTF IS THAT?

Also, I think stuff like Landskrecht or whatever may've been sprucing up in the localization. Just as well, seeing 'fighter' and 'warrior' all the time gets boring. :P
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« Reply #33 on: May 18, 2007, 08:56:48 PM »

Landsknecht is apparently some sort of mercenary and the proper english words is Lansquenet or something, so that's its own thing. But Hexer instead of witch is sort of... odd.
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« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2007, 01:38:56 PM »

Having fun with this. I can see alot of grinding in the future. I just got to the second floor and its brutal. The first time I started out I royally messed up my skills. I got a game over before I had the mapping quest done. Mapping things out yourself is surprisingly fun for me though, maybe im just OCD that way
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« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2007, 11:52:31 PM »

So uh, how are the dungeon designs?
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« Reply #36 on: May 20, 2007, 10:59:37 AM »

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So uh, how are the dungeon designs?


So far, it seems like a combination to room-based layouts and corridor mazes. Nothing terribly interesting. Although there are a good amount of little events such as mysterious sounds in the bushes to investigate, flora to eat or not eat, the occasional NPC to interact with, and secret passages, among other things. Also part of the overall dungeon design are non-random enemies that show up on the map and can move around that you have to fight or avoid.

It's not the most creative dungeon design ever but the events keep things moving and the layouts are tricky (and occasionally clever) without being terribly frustrating.
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« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2007, 05:26:32 PM »

My copy of Etrian came in the mail today. I'm pumped! I'm not going to play it right away. I still need to finish Digital Devil Saga 2. I don't want to start a new game and forget about DDS. I've done this one too many times.

I was thinking. For you guys that really are enjoying the game, you should shoot Atlus an email telling them that you like it. If a lot of positive response is seen towards the game, that might make them think about making another RPG like this.
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« Reply #38 on: May 21, 2007, 05:39:52 PM »

This game is everything I hate about "old-school" RPGs rolled up into one game.
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« Reply #39 on: May 21, 2007, 09:17:07 PM »

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This game is everything I hate about "old-school" RPGs rolled up into one game.


Then don't buy it?
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« Reply #40 on: May 21, 2007, 09:59:19 PM »

No need to quote something directly above you.  Also, there's a good chance he didn't buy it, despite that fact he's more than welcome to share his input on it.  No need for the sixth-grade response.
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« Reply #41 on: May 21, 2007, 11:59:50 PM »

Masamune's correct. We get games as advance releases, for free. That's one perk of working at this site.

And yeah...again, like Masamune said, don't be giving rude snarky comments to the site's webmaster. That's just a terrible idea.

And, IMO, the game isn't very good.

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« Reply #42 on: May 22, 2007, 12:05:03 AM »

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This game is everything I hate about "old-school" RPGs rolled up into one game.


Then don't buy it?


Guess what?  I don't make negative comments about games I haven't played in one form or another.  I'm reviewing this game for the site, and I'm pretty sure I'm welcome to talk about this game on my own boards.  I'm not spewing random shit in a text box and hitting the submit button - this game has just about every element I hate in old-school RPGs, and one or two I didn't realize I hated until I played the game.  The graphics are subpar to the point where you have to rely on the map to figure out where you are, the battles are tedious and not entertaining, and are very, very common, and the character customization is supbar compared to, say, Eye of the Beholder or Mazes of Fate for the GBA.  It doesn't even have the randomization of a roguelike going for it.
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« Reply #43 on: May 22, 2007, 02:26:25 AM »

Sorry. I don't tend to read the little sidebar about who's making the posts. My initial reaction was that he was just some guy that bought the game, in spite of it being something he wouldn't like -- and the information about the game and why such a person wouldn't like such a game is clearly visible on the official site and has been discussion many times over.
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« Reply #44 on: May 22, 2007, 02:35:24 AM »

Even then though, it's possible a guy thinks 'well damn I won't mind this stuff!' and finds out he actually abhors it. Plus it's kinda hard to not buy what's already bought in such cases.

Edit: And the spiel's made me interested in the review despite already owning the game.
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