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Re: The NEW Game Journal
« Reply #5250 on: June 24, 2013, 05:01:27 PM »
So I played Tales of Graces f pretty heavily the last two weeks. Logged something like 62 Hours in total, and now the Lineage and Legacies arc starts?!

So much game....as much as I like it (I don't remember the last time I put this amount of time into a game!), is it worth playing through the after-arc, or is it really long and grindy?

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« Reply #5251 on: June 24, 2013, 06:52:49 PM »
I think the after-arc is definitely worth playing.  It's not grindy and there's a lot of new content.  I honestly forget how long it took, though...it's not another full game or anything, but it isn't short either.  Maybe 15 hours?

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« Reply #5252 on: June 24, 2013, 06:53:38 PM »
It's exactly like the main game.

So-so story
Great character
Freakishly hard bosses
Insane asylum dungeon designs

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« Reply #5253 on: June 24, 2013, 09:22:50 PM »
I think my favorite PS3-exclusive game is inFamous 2.  Is that... weird?  Whatever, this game rules.  This is my third playthrough, and I'm taking care to max out my powers for a few stray trophies.  I will try and do some UGC stuff later as well.  Very early in the Flood Town section (3rd of 4 "chapters" in inFamous 2). 

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« Reply #5254 on: June 24, 2013, 09:24:33 PM »
I'm so glad I'm not alone in thinking the bosses are stupid amounts of hard and the dungeons are designed for the optimal amount of frustration.

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« Reply #5255 on: June 24, 2013, 09:30:58 PM »
Arcadia Garden was probably my favorite dungeon in all of Graces f.  Am I a masochist?

I don't know, I guess I actually like dungeons that are challenging just to navigate.  Gives you something to think about.

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Re: The NEW Game Journal
« Reply #5256 on: June 24, 2013, 09:32:18 PM »
So I played Tales of Graces f pretty heavily the last two weeks. Logged something like 62 Hours in total, and now the Lineage and Legacies arc starts?!

So much game....as much as I like it (I don't remember the last time I put this amount of time into a game!), is it worth playing through the after-arc, or is it really long and grindy?

Arcadia Dungeon is a terrible maze, but a damned pretty one.

It's not bad.  It's actually quite short, play it right and it's over within 10 hours (till sidequests).  THEN you can play Zhonecage!!  The abosoute and very hard secret dungeon (honestly, the game never ends)!

One thing I liked about L&L is the story.  I'm sure few would agree, and yeah they shouldn't because it's pretty simple, but I liked its implications with regards to fleshing out the ending for the characters (especially Sophie).  The battle system only gets better, Accel mode is pretty grand, and the enemies are tougher.  It also has what is (besides Arcadia Garden) probably the most relaxing final dungeon ever and some really, really awesome weapons (especially if you're a Tales fan).  Keep with it, it's not too bad, just keep dualizing the shit out of your gear. :)
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Re: The NEW Game Journal
« Reply #5257 on: June 24, 2013, 09:36:55 PM »
I never actually did Zhonecage...is it actually worth it?  Isn't there a bunch of crap you have to do first...

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Re: The NEW Game Journal
« Reply #5258 on: June 24, 2013, 09:46:44 PM »
I never actually did Zhonecage...is it actually worth it?  Isn't there a bunch of crap you have to do first...

...penguin...

Zhonecage is a bit of a bragging right more than anything, but more optimistically, it's a great challenge.... I mean, you find a TON of great gear.  You can do the cameo battle in the arena after (required if you're going for Platinum), and you get a few funny scenes with pseudo-versions of old NPCs as well as a "sexy cameo" (also the Turtlez flute is here which is, hands down, one of the best items in the game).  It's a solid pain in the ass though. 
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« Reply #5259 on: June 24, 2013, 09:50:22 PM »
The only requirement is a cleared save (star on savegame). Go to Lhant Manor and you'll get a scene.
It's a dungeon to farm the best gear and challenge extra bosses.
If you win against the last Zhonecage boss, it also powers up the last boss to its true form.
I like how the powered up form is challenging as it updates the boss to Zhonecage difficulty (instead of him feeling puny after you're grinded/crafted the best gear).

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« Reply #5260 on: June 24, 2013, 09:53:44 PM »
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Reminds me of SO2 where if you did the North City sidequest (and Click PA events), you powered up the final boss to an 11 and he'd fuck you up even with the best gear.
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« Reply #5261 on: June 24, 2013, 09:59:36 PM »
Oh yeah... I completely forgot about that... that's in my inventory somewhere right? *pervy smile*
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Reminds me of SO2 where if you did the North City sidequest (and Click PA events), you powered up the final boss to an 11 and he'd fuck you up even with the best gear.

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« Reply #5262 on: June 24, 2013, 10:01:53 PM »
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Reminds me of SO2 where if you did the North City sidequest (and Click PA events), you powered up the final boss to an 11 and he'd fuck you up even with the best gear.

I wish SO2 was harder throughout, as a whole. Make the item crafting actually useful :(

Although even then you can't craft anything decent till the game's basically over anyway :(
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« Reply #5263 on: June 25, 2013, 01:24:56 AM »
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Reminds me of SO2 where if you did the North City sidequest (and Click PA events), you powered up the final boss to an 11 and he'd fuck you up even with the best gear.

I wish SO2 was harder throughout, as a whole. Make the item crafting actually useful :(

Although even then you can't craft anything decent till the game's basically over anyway :(

And maybe make the middle of the game less of a gauntlet of unwinnable boss fights :(


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« Reply #5264 on: June 25, 2013, 01:27:51 AM »
I am 37 hours into Okami. I did not expect it to be this long.
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