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« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2007, 01:28:57 AM »

Fantastic game.  Gameplay is unusual which is the main reason why it's such a love/hate game.  I loved the gameplay, but I can understand why some people wouldn't.  The music is fantastic & the story is fabulous: very personal for an RPG.  Cutscene direction is superb as well.

And since someone mentioned, top 10 RPGs, I thought I'd make my own top list.  Had trouble paring it down and that's even after I cut out Strategy/RPGs import games, and PC RPGs, but c'est la vie.

RainbowDespair's Top Dozen Domestic Console RPGs (in no particular order)

Dragon Warrior IV (NES)
Lunar: Eternal Blue (Sega CD)
Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter (PS2)
Final Fantasy VI (SNES)
Chrono Trigger (SNES)
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne (PS2)
Digital Devil Saga 1&2 (PS2)
Dragon Quest VII (PS2)
Final Fantasy X (PS2)
Phantasy Star IV (Genesis)
Xenogears (PS1)
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« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2007, 07:45:16 PM »

BoF V's plot is awexome as post-apocalyptic stuff goes, but I used a Gameshark to get through it.

I lowered my D-Ratio down to 0% before the last three battles, and after that second to last battle, my ratio had already gone up to 80%. It's then I really realized that I couldn't have gotten through this game without Gameshark.

The Regents, Elyon, and Dragon Bosch are all nigh-impossible to defeat normally.
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« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2007, 09:54:15 PM »

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I lowered my D-Ratio down to 0% before the last three battles, and after that second to last battle, my ratio had already gone up to 80%. It's then I really realized that I couldn't have gotten through this game without Gameshark.


I want to know exactly what you did, because I also D-Dived to defeat the last three bosses and I only had to use ~20% of the counter. You can take down any boss in a single hit by D-Diving (1.00%), using D-Charge 2-3 times (2% each)  followed by a single Twister (1.50%).
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« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2007, 10:01:43 PM »

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I lowered my D-Ratio down to 0% before the last three battles, and after that second to last battle, my ratio had already gone up to 80%. It's then I really realized that I couldn't have gotten through this game without Gameshark.


I want to know exactly what you did, because I also D-Dived to defeat the last three bosses and I only had to use ~20% of the counter. You can take down any boss in a single hit by D-Diving (1.00%), using D-Charge 2-3 (2%) times followed by a single Twister (1.50%).

I used Lv.3 Dragon Attacks on Elyon, Bosch, and Dragon Bosch up to Chetyre; granted, I only had to use 1 or 2 Dragon Attacks on said bosses before I was up to 80% before the last battle; and that was without using the Gameshark.
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« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2007, 10:02:26 PM »

He probably just didn't D-Charge. Using that skill drastically reduces the % you add to the D-Counter. Heck, use the D-Charge skill 3 times and you can take out practically any boss with twister. The First time I finished the game I was around 90%, the second time I was around 50%, just because I knew how to use the D-Counter system effectively, without overusing it.

EDIT - Too late.

That sounds pretty odd, did you use the D-Charge ability at all?
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« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2007, 10:51:12 PM »

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Russian :D Anyway, might I ask what Chetyre is, and what it's the fourth of?
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« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2007, 03:51:40 AM »

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He probably just didn't D-Charge. Using that skill drastically reduces the % you add to the D-Counter. Heck, use the D-Charge skill 3 times and you can take out practically any boss with twister. The First time I finished the game I was around 90%, the second time I was around 50%, just because I knew how to use the D-Counter system effectively, without overusing it.

EDIT - Too late.

That sounds pretty odd, did you use the D-Charge ability at all?


Only way to get that high is using the breath attack, I think.

I think I use 50-70% of the D-counter on a regular playthrough. One playthrough I used no dragon moves at all and I didn't even use 10% before reaching the final boss.
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« Reply #22 on: July 09, 2007, 12:37:21 PM »

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Chetyre


Russian :D Anyway, might I ask what Chetyre is, and what it's the fourth of?

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Chetyre's the final dragon that you fight in BoF V; a rival dragon to your own, apparently.

Quote from: "AJR"
That sounds pretty odd, did you use the D-Charge ability at all?

I don't think I did. I did use D-Dive, though.
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« Reply #23 on: July 09, 2007, 02:30:31 PM »

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Chetyre's the final dragon that you fight in BoF V; a rival dragon to your own, apparently.


Might want to spoiler that.

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I used Lv.3 Dragon Attacks on Elyon, Bosch, and Dragon Bosch up to Chetyre...

This too.
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« Reply #24 on: July 09, 2007, 04:40:18 PM »

Wasn't there some difference in the European version that made the save system even gayer? I seem to remember something like that.
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« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2007, 04:49:23 PM »

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Wasn't there some difference in the European version that made the save system even gayer? I seem to remember something like that.

They forgot the quick save. When you have limited tokens for saving and save points can be, what, hours away, this is /really god damn stupid/.
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« Reply #26 on: July 09, 2007, 05:49:32 PM »

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Wasn't there some difference in the European version that made the save system even gayer? I seem to remember something like that.

They forgot the quick save. When you have limited tokens for saving and save points can be, what, hours away, this is /really god damn stupid/.


OMG that is really retarded. I can't even believe that. XD Quick saving was how I played most of the game. Which is why I was wondering why people complained so much about the save system. You don't really ever have to hard save.  And to get the highest D-Ratio, I think you're only allowed to hard save once or twice.
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« Reply #27 on: July 09, 2007, 05:56:48 PM »

Admittedly, now that I think about it I seem to recall that the European version had you start with 99 tokens. But still, that requires marathons of playing.
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« Reply #28 on: July 09, 2007, 07:09:38 PM »

How... do you even finish the game without quicksaves? That's... buh.
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« Reply #29 on: July 09, 2007, 07:35:31 PM »

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Admittedly, now that I think about it I seem to recall that the European version had you start with 99 tokens. But still, that requires marathons of playing.


Unfortunately it doesn't, you only start with 9.

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How... do you even finish the game without quicksaves? That's... buh.


With great difficulty. It's possible, it just takes a very long time with long play sessions, and it's very hard to get a low D-ratio. To add insult to injury, the manual mentions the temporary save feature, but they obviously didn't bother updating the manual from the US version even though they had an entire year to do so.
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