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General => The Lounge => Topic started by: Cheetah on April 03, 2008, 09:31:33 am

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Post by: Cheetah on April 03, 2008, 09:31:33 am
Common interests, common hobby, common games? Share what games you are currently playing, and give and get ideas about what games you might want to try.

Mostly Monster Hunter Freedom 2 since I needed something for long plane rides. I love the series, but not as good when you can't play true online.

Trying to finish up a playthrough of FFT: Lion Wars. Also giving Vagrant Story another try, one of the most complicated games ever.

Also might get back to playing Dragon Quest Swords and Tales of Symphonia on my Wii.
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Post by: Sen on April 03, 2008, 10:05:04 am
I play MMORPG's like RF online. In psx I just play Megaman X4-5 just for fun. I havn't been able to continue my FFT(PSX) coz I'm bored unlocking all classes but I use it for my tests in editing.

I wanna try Vagrant Story coz I've read something that is has some connections to Ivalice. I also wanna try FFT(PSP) just to see the difference sadly I don't have any psp.
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Post by: karsten on April 03, 2008, 10:49:56 am
so far,

lost odissey
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Post by: Kourama on April 03, 2008, 11:37:12 am
Right now I play:

Wild Arms XF (PSP) - an SRPG similar to FFT yet different in many ways. really good game for an FFT fan.

Crisis Core (PSP) - decent action RPG game. Graphics and story are great and the controls are solid but gameplay is lacking.

Super Smash Bros Brawl (Wii) - I love this game can't say more than that.
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Post by: Asmo X on April 03, 2008, 11:41:45 am
Just finished persona 3. Wasn't that great.

Im playing Shiren the Wanderer for the DS at the moment. Really hard but really fun. One of the most strategic RPGs I've played. Be prepared to lose everything when you die. Back to the start, back to level one, every item gone etc etc and no saving. It's a roguelike.
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Post by: Xifanie on April 03, 2008, 11:55:47 am
Playing sometimes Valkyrie Profile (PSX).

Fun game, I recommend it as it's better than Valkyrie Profile: Silmeria, not to mention the battle system isn't buggy like that one (I remember wasting my AP by trying to dash past some corners, and even abusing the AP sytem and the AI like hell easily).

I'm becoming less and less of a gamer... principal reason is that they're aren't much good games I haven't played on the PSX & SNES.

Last Time I played Vagrant Story was about 3 weeks ago.

I'm currently in the firefly(?) forest. I thought I was overleved but the most damage I did on the last boss I fought was 11... And I don't really like leveling :/
The battle took roughly 10-15 minutes.
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Post by: Austin on April 03, 2008, 03:47:47 pm
Right now I'm playing through FFT with my patch applied to it, and I'm also playing a hard mode of Final Fantasy 7 I found on teh internets. Basically all the enemies' stats have been increased by a lot so the game is harder. I was surprised at how much more fun it made the game though since now you actually need all those powerful materia combos and can't kill everything in a few hits.

Also I play Halo 3 and Guitar Hero 3 whenever the mood hits me, and I'm getting smash bros for my birthday on the 16th. Ever since I tried it out at my friend's house I've been wanting to play it so bad. Still have 13 days though. :cry:
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Post by: Kuraudo Sutoraifu on April 03, 2008, 04:26:02 pm
Right now, I'm playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Rockband, or Rainbow Six Vegas 2.
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Post by: trickstardude7 on April 03, 2008, 08:14:33 pm
haha final fantasy 9 on my psp i love that game so fricken much perhaps more than FFT! but yeah ive been hacking my psp    :o
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Post by: Kheldarn on April 04, 2008, 03:51:59 pm
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Post by: Lydyn on April 04, 2008, 04:01:26 pm
Mostly for me it's messing with my Patched FFT and playing Mabinogi (http://mabinogi.nexon.net/) ... otherwise, I've been wanting to play Homeworld, but the A.I. is too 'rushy' for me, so I don't enjoy it enough.
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Post by: gomtuu on April 06, 2008, 04:33:59 pm
Ikariam. It starts out a little slow, but it's habit-forming.
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Post by: VincentCraven on April 06, 2008, 09:13:24 pm
Super Smash Bros Brawl w/ friends.

Also, I loved Tales of Symphonia (gamecube version, if there is a Wii version).
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Post by: Cheetah on April 07, 2008, 03:39:33 am
Quote from: "VincentCraven"Super Smash Bros Brawl w/ friends.

Also, I loved Tales of Symphonia (gamecube version, if there is a Wii version).

Well I just play Tales of Symphonia on my Wii, but there is also a true sequal to Symphonia coming out for the Wii in Japan pretty soon. I'm a big fan of the "Tales of" series.
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Post by: Asmo X on April 07, 2008, 08:48:53 am
I once tried to play Tales of Legendia. Sucked so hard.

I'm now playing Luminous Arc on the DS. If you like good characters and story, do not play it. The gameplay is alright. Think Final Fantasy Tactics but about a 1/5th as interesting.
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Post by: Cheetah on April 08, 2008, 02:47:51 am
Oh please don't use Tales of Legendia as an example of the series. It isn't even done by one of the regular creative teams and is a really terrible game, I hate it. Try Tales of the Abyss if you want to give the series a real chance.
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Post by: Cheetah on April 28, 2008, 09:48:27 pm
Currently  playing the Metal Gear Solid Online Beta. It is cool but a little wonky because it really isn't like a fast past action shooter. But it is still pretty fun.

Still play a bit of Monster Hunter Freedom 2.
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Post by: Austin on April 28, 2008, 10:47:37 pm
I just discovered the existence of a Chrono Trigger editor which I used to make all the monsters in the game actually pose a challenge. Games are so much more fun when they're hard to beat. :P  
Makes me wish Square could've just made them this way in the first place.
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Post by: Cheetah on May 21, 2008, 09:56:31 pm
Currently playing through Final Fantasy Crisis Core for PSP. I already beat the japanese version, but now I would like to understand what is going on.
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Post by: Sen on May 21, 2008, 10:08:27 pm
Currently playing FFXII Revenant Wings(the reason why I tried to make a tonberry sprite)  and TengenToppaGurrenLagann
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Post by: Austin on May 21, 2008, 10:10:14 pm
I'm playing Persona 3 FES, it's fun even though it can get repetitive.
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Post by: Bastard Poetry on May 22, 2008, 05:48:02 am
Sex toys. I got a new job at an adult toy store.

Oh.. I mean.. Revenant Wings and Crisis Core.
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Post by: Cheetah on June 25, 2008, 05:32:41 am
Just started FFT:A2. It is a good looking and pretty deep game. Still waiting for a real sequal to FFT though. But the thing I hate about this game more than anything is the freaking thing about learning abilities from items, it just ruins games for me. Same reason why I didn't like FFIX. Worth checking out though.
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Post by: Sen on June 25, 2008, 07:13:35 am
Are there any english version of FFTA2?
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Post by: Cheetah on June 25, 2008, 07:29:16 am
It was just released officially in the US yesturday.

I have to admit that it is really addictive. They took a lot of ideas from FFXII, crazy amounts of stuff to do.
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Post by: gomtuu on June 27, 2008, 04:54:18 pm
There's a funny reference to FFT in FFTA2. In the pub, you can listen to a rumor that explains "dispatch" missions, which are missions where you send a few of your party members away, like the ones in FFT. The title of the rumor is "This is the way!" :D

-Don
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Post by: Cheetah on June 27, 2008, 06:37:56 pm
Yeah the game also seems to draw from FFXII very heavily.
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Post by: Vanya on June 27, 2008, 08:18:02 pm
That's because it's set in the same world as FFXII. It isn't that weird 'story-book' world from the first game. I'm enjoying it very much, though. I think they did a great job with it. The only complaint I have is the portrait artist is a cretin. I can't stand how different the faces are compared to the sprites. I actually like the sprites better than the first game because they're not as cartoony. Also, the character designer should be beaten with a rubber hose for turning the moogles into weird rodents. Moogles are koala-bears, damnit!!! >:P
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Post by: gomtuu on June 27, 2008, 10:45:02 pm
Quote from: "Vanya"That's because it's set in the same world as FFXII. It isn't that weird 'story-book' world from the first game.

Actually, the first FFTA also took place in Ivalice. But since it came out 3 years before FFXII, it obviously didn't make references to any of the stuff introduced in FFXII.
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Post by: Vanya on June 27, 2008, 11:01:43 pm
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Quote from: "Vanya"That's because it's set in the same world as FFXII. It isn't that weird 'story-book' world from the first game.

Actually, the first FFTA also took place in Ivalice. But since it came out 3 years before FFXII, it obviously didn't make references to any of the stuff introduced in FFXII.

Actually it has been officially stated that the Ivalice in FFTA was not the real Ivalice. The world in the game's story is created by the character Mewt Randell based on his impressions of a fictional game called, appropriately enough, "Final Fantasy". In FFTA2 Luso is magically transported to the real Ivalice by the grimoire.

From the Final Fantasy Wiki:
Marche Radiuju, the new kid in the town of St. Ivalice, his brother Doned, his friend Ritz Malheur, and the shy Mewt Randell come across a book called the Gran Grimoire which changes the real world into a fantasy world like that in other Final Fantasy games. There, Marche joins the clan of Montblanc after an incident with a Bangaa, and the two set out to find Marche a way home. Marche soon discovers that Mewt is the Prince in this world and that he does not wish to return the world to normal. Ritz and Doned also wish to leave the world in its new state. Marche soon discovers that in order to revert the world to normal he must find and defeat the five Totema which are keeping the world intact.

As he battles his way across the world searching for the Totema, Marche gains many allies as well as many enemies. He also faces an internal struggle, for part of him wishes that the world remain in its new form. But yet another problem exists for Marche: Mewt's dead mother Remedi is inexplicably alive in the fantasy world, and is working to protect Mewt from Marche's efforts to restore the real world. She also conceals a secret, one that Marche will have to discover to have any chance of successfully reverting the world to normal.

From Final Fntasy Compendium:
Ivalice is the world which comprises the settings of FF Tactics, FFTA, FF12/FF12RW, and Vagrant Story. Although the connections are tenuous, there is much evidence that the four games really are meant to take place in the same world. An absolute timeline is difficult to construct, so for the moment we would like to at least present the common themes throughout the different games. Note that FFTA's Ivalice is actually a "fictional" Ivalice, brought to life from a book called the Gran Grimoire, and based on a video game called "Final Fantasy". Hence, it's almost certain that it is not directly connected with the other games.
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Post by: Archael on June 27, 2008, 11:14:27 pm
Quote from: "bastardpoetry"Sex toys. I got a new job at an adult toy store.

Oh.. I mean.. Revenant Wings and Crisis Core.

I KNEW YOU LIKED THE C.O.K.!!!!!  :shock: !!!
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Post by: Kuraudo Sutoraifu on June 27, 2008, 11:16:58 pm
We can't keep him away from C.O.K.
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Post by: gomtuu on June 28, 2008, 01:47:31 pm
Quote from: "Vanya"Note that FFTA's Ivalice is actually a "fictional" Ivalice, brought to life from a book called the Gran Grimoire, and based on a video game called "Final Fantasy". Hence, it's almost certain that it is not directly connected with the other games.

Eh, I guess. I still think it's close enough, especially since the Ivalice of FFTA introduced some new races that then turned out to be present in the "real" Ivalice of FFXII. The FFTA world can't be based only on Mewt's memory of Final Fantasy games, since he wouldn't have known about Vieras, Bangaas, etc.

:shrug: Not that it really matters. :)
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Post by: Cheetah on July 07, 2008, 03:29:13 pm
I finally got Wii Fit yesturday. It is very awesome, even though it calls me fat and unbalanced. A purely weight and heigth based measure like BMI is pretty stupid to use since it doesn't take into account muscle mass, but it does the trick for now.
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Post by: Xifanie on July 07, 2008, 05:10:41 pm
Well if they didn't update the wii fit for other countries: for a JP, you're fat.
Whoever like 75% of all they eat is jsut rice so no wonder they weight so low.

And they're small too...
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Post by: Grandy on July 07, 2008, 08:35:00 pm
About the FFTA Ivalice not being the actual Ivalice, that leaves a doubt about how Montblanc appears in FFXII.

 To me it seems they wanted it to be official, then seeing the bad reception to the game, decided to start from scratch just saying "Forget that, aye?"
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Post by: Ryonin on July 07, 2008, 10:23:44 pm
I believe the game they're talking about in FFTA is supposed to be FF12. Thus recurring characters from FF12 in all three games.

FFTA isn't specific as to what time period it exists in its own fiction. However, there are some old looking cars in FFTA.  Cars that look older than the whole series.  You shouldn't assume that FFTA being released before FF12 means that it's set in a world that has not yet played FF12.
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Post by: Vanya on July 07, 2008, 11:38:41 pm
Not to add too much more to this, but FFTA specifically says that the Ivalice they're in is constructed by Mewt's impressions of the fictional 'final fantasy' game he used to play. There is never any specific reference to any real FF games we actually played ourselves in real life. I think that Square-enix never intended the gba game to be much more than a sort of 'gaiden'-ish title.

Also, I don't remember where I read it, but supposedly St. Ivalice is a city in the far distant future of FFT & FFXII. But I don't know how official that is.

Anyway, I'm still enjoying FFTA2. But I'm not too happy about there not being any random battles at all.
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Post by: gomtuu on July 08, 2008, 07:42:38 am
Quote from: "Vanya"Anyway, I'm still enjoying FFTA2. But I'm not too happy about there not being any random battles at all.

There are monsters that appear on the map occasionally that are unrelated to the quests that you're working on...

But anyway, who needs random battles when you have 400 quests? :)
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Post by: Kourama on July 08, 2008, 08:06:30 am
Yeah at first not having random battles is annoying but after like 6 story battles things pick up and you should have no problem grinding your characters.
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Post by: Sen on July 08, 2008, 08:11:04 am
The only way of power leveling is to go back at those spawning monsters on the map or by questing those quests that can be repeated.
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Post by: Kourama on July 08, 2008, 08:13:43 am
Yeah but later on there are a ton of repeatable quests available making it really simple, earlier on its kind of a pain. I'm loving the game though.
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Post by: Sen on July 08, 2008, 08:21:43 am
Though no power leveling on the start some difficult quests can be done by your low level chars.

I beat Red King at level 12 then blue king at 20 and later on green :P
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Post by: McCracker1 on July 09, 2008, 12:58:42 am
mgs4(call of duty when MGO is lame) and waiting on disgea 3!
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Post by: Cheetah on July 13, 2008, 05:11:12 am
Has anyone tried FFTA2 on hard versus normal?
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Post by: Kourama on July 14, 2008, 12:23:39 am
I've been playing on hard the entire time. Early on some of the battles were a pain but now that I'm pretty far in the story I barely have any trouble anymore. I can only imagine how easy normal is.
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Post by: Sen on July 14, 2008, 08:48:45 am
The only thing that is hard in normal mode or maybe on hard mode too are the specific loot for a weapon to craft.
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Post by: gomtuu on July 15, 2008, 09:06:24 am
Dr. Horrible (http://drhorrible.com/act_I.html)!

Ok, so it's not a game, but it is Joss Whedon...
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Post by: Cheetah on July 15, 2008, 02:40:52 pm
Long live Firefly!!

I heard a little about Dr. Horrible, but didn't know if it was out or not. I will definitely need to check it out now. Thanks for the heads up.
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Post by: VincentCraven on July 15, 2008, 09:45:57 pm
I tried playing KH2 again, but my CD was scratched.

OMEGA FROWN   D=

 :cry:  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:
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Post by: Parks on July 15, 2008, 10:09:52 pm
Bummer on the scratched disk my man...
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Post by: VincentCraven on July 29, 2008, 06:46:24 pm
Okay, now I'm going to play Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.  [This one had better not be scratched.]  I'm feeling a bit of nostalgia for the defense stat.  

Only thing I really don't like about this game though is that a whole lot depends on luck.  There is even a luck stat!
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Post by: Cheetah on July 29, 2008, 09:15:58 pm
Dr. Horrible was freaking sweet btw, everyone should support this new form of media release.

Still playing FFT:A2, I'm impressed by the script and the translation...but it just isn't FFT.

Got FFIV remake for DS but haven't touched it and probably wont for a good long while.

Wii Fit is sweet, even though it says I'm fat. But I know it really thinks I'm phat. That joke was lame because I have been playing too many Nintendo products.
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Post by: Cyberblade on July 29, 2008, 10:33:45 pm
uhh for me heres my list yeah its huge

Tales of the Abyss
FF XII
FF X
Star Ocean 3
Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth and Silmeria
Tales of the world: Radiant Mythology
FFT
Megaman x8
Zelda TP
SSBM
Dofus (online strategy RPG)
and uhh oh yeah
Grandia 2 and 3
and Dawn of Mana

Plus spriting and making v1.3 playthrough videos aqnd doing a part time job >_>
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Post by: Archael on July 29, 2008, 10:57:21 pm
lol @ omega frown made me lol  :D
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Post by: trickstardude7 on July 29, 2008, 10:58:25 pm
] im starting up final fantasy tactics again and Im ADDICTED to metal gear solid portable ops PLUS
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Post by: gomtuu on July 29, 2008, 10:59:51 pm
Quote from: "Cheetah"Dr. Horrible was freaking sweet btw, everyone should support this new form of media release.

Agreed. It's available on hulu for free (http://www.hulu.com/watch/28343/dr-horribles-sing-along-blog#s-p1-st-i0), or on iTunes for $4, I think, if you're into that kind of thing.

Quote from: "Cheetah"Still playing FFT:A2, I'm impressed by the script and the translation...but it just isn't FFT.

Got FFIV remake for DS but haven't touched it and probably wont for a good long while.

I've slowed down on FFTA2 a lot... I'm 80 hours in and I think I've done a third or so of the quests? Freaking crazy.

I've also been playing Advance Wars: Dual Strike. I'd forgotten how good the AW series is.

And FFIV DS, of course. Quite a good remake, though there are some graphical glitches now and then.
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Post by: orangejulius56 on July 29, 2008, 11:13:59 pm
Heres my list of what im currently playing.
FFT 1.3 { :lol: .
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Post by: Cheetah on July 29, 2008, 11:46:34 pm
Smart man with your PSX collection. Breath of Fire IV is my favorite of the series, though I haven't beaten any of them. IV is up there for one of my favorite old school  RPGs. Plus Xenogears and FFT have given me an unatural love of isometric sprites, and BoFIV has the prettiest graphics. Speaking of which everyone should play Xenogears.
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Post by: orangejulius56 on July 29, 2008, 11:48:38 pm
Indeed Xenogears is amazing, I never have finished it, that gives me something on my list for next month.
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Post by: Archael on July 30, 2008, 01:15:20 am
I beat bof 3 and 4

loved both

games I still have to finish:

cave story (finish it)
Mushroom Kingdom Fusion
Half Life 2
1.3 wotg
ffta2 (finish it)
bof2
star ocean 2
and some others i cant reemmber
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Post by: Xifanie on July 30, 2008, 01:55:05 am
Suikoden II

I'm sick of being on comp :(

No music...
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Post by: trickstardude7 on July 30, 2008, 02:00:26 am
Quote from: "Zodiac"Suikoden II

I'm sick of being on comp :(

No music...
suikoden is awesome i love the varieties of characters
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Post by: Sen on July 30, 2008, 02:40:14 am
Suikoden II bug: "push" Matilda Army's big gate(what you saw on world map with two knights)then......... level up really fast

I'm playing
RBO(Ragnarok Battle Offline)
FFTA2
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Post by: LastingDawn on July 30, 2008, 08:21:12 am
Currently enjoying the FFIV remake a little... too much, it's been distracting me from mostly anything else, heh...
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Post by: Nagafen on July 30, 2008, 10:39:54 am
FFIV Remake, huh? Is that easier then FFIII's remake?

And at the moment : FFT obviously. I need to, just to check if any changes are permenant. Plus..
FFXII:RW which is still so awesome, I haven't the words.
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Post by: gomtuu on July 30, 2008, 04:58:33 pm
Quote from: "Nagafen"FFIV Remake, huh? Is that easier then FFIII's remake?

I don't remember how hard the FFIII remake was, but FFIV is fairly hard. Not ridiculous, but it's definitely oldschool. :)
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Post by: Cheetah on August 03, 2008, 01:46:15 am
I am noticing we have quite a few Tales of fans here so I thought I would share this site:

http://www.tales-cless.org/ (http://www.tales-cless.org/)

This site has been working on Tales of translations for like 8 years and is really close to a couple of releases and is in dire need of support right now so I thought I would spread the word.
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Post by: Soahd on August 03, 2008, 05:05:34 pm
Well i was playing persona 3 sometime ago.Good but too repetitive about fight AND MUSIC.
The game i'm playing right now are ffta2,monster hunter freedom 2g(when my friend come) and melty blood act cadenza.
While waiting for many games...

oh thanks Cheetah i had forgotten about that site.
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Post by: Cheetah on August 04, 2008, 02:54:49 am
Cless is awesome and it is an interesting community, basically formed just around cheering him on. Now he is actually asking for help from translators and editors but there is no one around to help him.
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Post by: Nagafen on August 04, 2008, 09:51:33 am
Cless? Oh yeah! I played as him on Mugen and he was a real good character.
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Post by: Cheetah on August 04, 2008, 12:50:45 pm
I was referring to "Cless" who is the administrator and lead on the translation projects at Phantasia Productions. But Cless the Tales of Phantasia character is pretty awesome too.
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Post by: Nagafen on August 04, 2008, 01:07:18 pm
Ah sorry.. don't know many people who used the nick "Cless".. but yeah, he's cool.
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Post by: Cheetah on September 13, 2008, 09:12:42 pm
I'm finally getting around to play a bit of FFIV on the DS. The graphics are really quite amazing, voice acting is good, I like the characters, the battle system is somewhat odd but okay. Overall I'm enjoying it.

What I am really excited about is One Piece Unlimited Cruise Part 1 that just came out in Japan. I put lots of hours into the last one (Japanese version) despite having practically no knowledge of the knowledge. I love One Piece a little too much and this game is looking like more of the same addicting gameplay. Bad news is that I have been playing practically no videogames to make time for spriting, so playing this game might cut into my spriting efforts considerably for a short time.
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Post by: Vanya on September 13, 2008, 10:47:25 pm
I just *aquired* crisis Core and The Force Unleashed for PSP and they rock! =)

Ah, FF4! The great grand daddy of the ATB system. they did a fabulous job with that version! =)
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Post by: Bastard Poetry on September 14, 2008, 02:11:41 am
Monopoly - NES

I don't have time for much else lately. A quick round (Hurry option) with my morning coffee, then off to either work or more wedding stuff.
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Post by: Nagafen on September 14, 2008, 07:26:26 am
"Aqquired"?

Crisis Core.. Yeah I played that recently. Far better then I expected.
And Monopoly? Wow. Didn't know there was a NES version.
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Post by: Kourama on September 14, 2008, 07:47:29 am
I played Crisis Core before its a beautiful game graphically and the presentation is excellent but I have to say the gameplay lacked depth. It was a decent game but far from great. A lot of people loved it but it was ok for me.
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Post by: Bastard Poetry on September 15, 2008, 10:55:14 pm
Heh heh.. I was addicted to Monopoly when I was a kid. When I was about six or seven, I MADE my own Monopoly board because we didn't own it. It was cute, too, because it was travel size, with tiny little pieces of cardboard with paper glued on for the properties, and tiny little green and red paper cubes for the buildings. The board was about the size of 4 cd cases, and it could be folded up to fit in a little cd binder with the rest of the pieces.

Unfortunately, a board game that tiny meant it was easier to lose the little pieces, so my parents got me the NES game as a gift.
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Post by: Cheetah on September 15, 2008, 11:30:30 pm
That is pretty hilarious about monopoly, I have yet to actually complete an entire play through of it.

Crisis Core is pretty cool, I started playing it in english, but I already played through it in Japanese so I'm not that motivated to get through it. Though it would be nice to understand the story...
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Post by: Vanya on September 15, 2008, 11:58:31 pm
Beat first play through of TFU. Very fun! =) they should have made a movie to go with it even a CG one. really fills in a lot of blanks between Episodes 3 & 4.

I'm mostly playing Crisis Core for the story line.

Still need to finish FF3 & 4 ds.
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Post by: Cheetah on September 16, 2008, 12:50:00 am
I have gotten to the end of FFIII DS and just have no desire to level grind to the point where I can beat the final boss.
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Post by: Vanya on September 16, 2008, 07:16:29 am
That would be the point at which I'd start using codes.
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Post by: DarthPaul on September 16, 2008, 11:06:04 am
Quote from: "Cheetah"I have gotten to the end of FFIII DS and just have no desire to level grind to the point where I can beat the final boss.

its a good game but there isnt much of a reason to level up when you just buy and are givin the magics and what not
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Post by: Zozma on September 16, 2008, 05:07:28 pm
ive been playing Jeanne D'Arc and after i beat the game im eager to find an easy way to put a cheat device on the psp... do i have to go thru all the custom bla bla bla to put one on my psp? just a cheat code program not anything else... i hope there is a... yes a sprite changing code :P plus, one of the human characters gets replaced by a... toad! wtf it reminds me of how teepo from bof3 gets replaced by an onion...
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Post by: Vanya on September 16, 2008, 09:06:11 pm
Only a gameshark/codebreker type device will work on official firmware.
Sony locks out EVERYTHING that is homebrew.
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Post by: Zozma on September 16, 2008, 09:32:55 pm
so there is a codebreaker for psp...? i didnt even try to look into that...
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Post by: Vanya on September 16, 2008, 11:08:06 pm
I don't know for sure, but I'd be surprised if there wasn't a cheat device of some kind...

If there isn't then you'll need to hack your psp. The easiest and cheapest thing to do is get a PSP Battery Tool so you can switch your battery into a pandora battery and back again. The only other thing you'd need is a memory stick that's at least 256 mb.
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Post by: DarthPaul on September 16, 2008, 11:09:30 pm
yes the process only takes about 30 minutes if your goin slow at it
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Post by: Zozma on September 17, 2008, 12:45:13 am
-_- lol well ill just leave it alone for now.. but those dark elf females are so cute i just want one awww <3

oh.. and whats her name gets replaced by a frog... damn it i hate that, replace it with a cooler human damn u!

thats a good game btw. its weird seeing things like the characters are french and the monsters and enemy are english lol... i never knew anything about Joan of Arc untill now.
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Post by: Dominic NY18 on September 17, 2008, 01:51:54 pm
Heh, Cuisses...

It's a shame about the events that led to him being in the party though. Thanks for dredging up bad memories  :cry: ...

Ahem. I mean... * looks around and clears throat nervously*

Unforunately, you definitely need CFW to use any code. There's no Codebreaker/Gameshark type of device for the PSP, so you'll need CWCheat to use any codes. Also, there's no sprite changing codes for Jeanne D'Arc out there that I'm aware of. I searched in vain for such a thing last December...



Which is why I used another cheat program to find it myself, and after a tedious half hour of fishing through codes, I found one that changes Jeanne's sprite. I haven't bothered to test whether NPC sprites work, but I can look into it and get back to you about that.

But now that I think about it, I actually want to play it again.
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Post by: Zozma on September 17, 2008, 03:48:14 pm
the gameplay is even better than i expected... and i liked Liane? sigh.. lol she was like a magic knight, the fact that she developes more mp than jeane makes her able to use the skills more often.

so... i cant like.. move my save data onto the pc and change it directly there somehow?
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Post by: Dominic NY18 on September 17, 2008, 09:43:03 pm
Poor Liane...

At least you can get her back after ending the game if you want. Though it involves a bit of a sidequest to do so.

Anyways, there's no way to alter save data on a PC to my knowledge. Though I do think any sprite changes can be saved. If you want, you can upload the save, and then I can mod it and upload it again.

Unfortunately, at the moment, I only know how to change Jeanne's sprite. I'll look into changing other characters though.
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Post by: Zozma on September 17, 2008, 10:22:59 pm
Yeah i liked her, tho shes not cut out to be a leader (and she really looks like she should be a mage, that would have messed up the story tho i guess) and actually, i never expected her to follow you for so long in the first place..

hmmm no way to change the assigned sprites in the saved file eh?

the thing is if you get liane back with that quest.. wat about the toad? i heard his data writes over her slot... (in reality it appears that their status growth is exactly the same) thats why im positive that there is some way to change only the sprite and save it that way... i wouldnt even be able to do it with a hex editor? .. lol ..

(also is that sidequest a secret or will it be obvious?)

ohhh.. btw spoiler .....alert....!? lol

there are some pretty cool enemy sprites like the dark elf female and the queen rouge
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Post by: gojoe on September 18, 2008, 03:43:19 pm
sidequest is obvious just beat da game and you'll see it and you'll be able to switch back and forth between the two
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Post by: Dominic NY18 on September 18, 2008, 04:57:02 pm
I guess I should've put spoilers, but it doesn't really have an effect on the storyline per se, so...

Anyways gojoe answered your question about Cuisses.

Gotta agree with you on the female Dark Elf and Queen Rogue sprites.
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Post by: Zozma on September 18, 2008, 06:44:26 pm
so...  shes in.. (spoiler?) the second outfit and can use her bracelet?

i mean seriously, a toad with a sword? lol ill take her anyday.
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Post by: gojoe on September 19, 2008, 12:45:04 am
yep she takes over cui-cuiss- uhh ahhh the frog's stats weapons etc basically a sprite swap, and its the sprite she used before she SPOILERS and i do love the fact that SPOILERS looks so badass after he gets
SPOILERS athough on my playthrough i did wish i chose SPOILERS over SPOLIERS seeing as you already have one SPOILERS and you can only get one SPOILERS that way
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Post by: DarthPaul on September 19, 2008, 12:47:28 am
and sadly most of us could fill in the SPOILERS in that post
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Post by: Zozma on September 19, 2008, 02:54:13 am
well i think SPOILERS is much cuter than SPOILERS , i played both choices and went back to choice A and gave SPOILERS a bunch of MA + and PA+ potions

if thats what you are referring to. anyone can be a SPOILERS over time even tho only 2 can equip all of the SPOILERS

lol....

even tho the optional SPOILERS is a cutie, the other is the most useful out of the whole party. strong and fast and with the 3 SPOILERS skill.. wow..

well i suppose youll only know what goes in those spoilers spaces if you've played enough and yes SPOILERS does look wikked after he gets a SPOILERS

Edit: aww! i missed an armor and a gem.... oh well its not like i really need it.
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Post by: gojoe on September 19, 2008, 04:20:59 pm
Quote from: "Zozma"Edit: aww! i missed an armor and a gem.... oh well its not like i really need it.

don't you mean "awww i missed a SPOILERS and a SPOILERS not like i really need it."?
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Post by: Zozma on September 19, 2008, 04:45:13 pm
hehe, well i would but theres no need to cover that up as anyone who hasn't played all the way thru wont know what or where im referring... but yes... dang SPOILER and SPOILER..... why did they have to be missable! and im almost at the end of the secound round in the SPOILERS so i can bring back SPOILERS after going to the SPOILERS
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Post by: Vanya on September 19, 2008, 05:21:04 pm
Just beat Crisis Core today. Damn, I knew it was coming, but that ending was almost as depressing as FFX's. =(

After the last CG scene I'm really wanting a remake of FF7.  =)
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Post by: DarthPaul on September 19, 2008, 05:22:16 pm
dont we all
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Post by: boomkick on September 19, 2008, 10:31:48 pm
Remake would make a lot of money. Considering many want it and new to those who missed the original.
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Post by: DarthPaul on September 20, 2008, 01:09:25 am
someone missed the origional hunt them down and force them too play it
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Post by: Zozma on September 20, 2008, 05:28:20 am
you know that "new game" feel... that feeling you can never get back on a second playthru...

i've never missed that more than with the original ff7.... sigh...

ff6 was great, but ff7 was an exciting time... on the psx and all...

if i could erase my memory of ff7 i would, just to get that feeling all over agian.

Edit:(jeanne d'arc) Ohhh sweet jesus! no one ever mentioned the sidequest pretty much forcing your characters to be all like lvl75+ just to get liane back... that SPOILERS on the 9th round of the second set... wow...
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Post by: DarthPaul on September 20, 2008, 08:14:37 am
if it was possible to do that i would empty my brain of every video game i still own and get the chance to make a new opinion about them
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Post by: Cheetah on September 20, 2008, 02:06:28 pm
I can recommend brain cancer or heavy drinking followed by a car crash to help achieving those dreams. I would be willing to help you out if you want, I'm just a nice guy like that.
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Post by: Archael on September 20, 2008, 03:35:04 pm
lol

interesting concept

and its true

first experiences are epic
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Post by: DarthPaul on September 20, 2008, 05:06:44 pm
Quote from: "Cheetah"I can recommend brain cancer or heavy drinking followed by a car crash to help achieving those dreams. I would be willing to help you out if you want, I'm just a nice guy like that.

bring on the booze reckless driving and ps3
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Post by: gojoe on September 20, 2008, 05:13:08 pm
concussions work short time
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Post by: DarthPaul on September 20, 2008, 05:18:16 pm
a concussion got me through a pokemon game replay once
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Post by: Rockstar_Bob on September 21, 2008, 05:06:05 pm
I'm currently playing Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus. :D

oh, And FFT:WoTL on occasion.
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Post by: Vanya on September 21, 2008, 06:59:43 pm
Currently playing Rockman 7 (8bit Remake) for PC. Also, planning to make a translation hack for it.
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Post by: DarthPaul on September 21, 2008, 07:21:14 pm
i never played the original rockman's is it any good
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Post by: Vanya on September 22, 2008, 12:42:12 am
It was inspired by Megaman 9, so it's a retro version of the SNES game.
If you haven't played the series I recommend you get an emulator and try them all out. Megaman is gaming history and shouldn't be missed. It's like never having played Mario or Final Fantasy.
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Post by: DarthPaul on September 22, 2008, 09:16:52 am
i will cause ive heard of them but havent played them cause i was a bit late into the gaming scene ala being poor but i liked battle network ones and i still dont know why other dont
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Post by: Vanya on September 22, 2008, 03:07:38 pm
The thing with the Battle Network games is that they are very different from the traditional action style games. I played all like the first 5 BN games, but it just got too Pokemon for me. To this day, my favorite one is Network Transmission. They should go back and remake all the BN games in NT style. I'm sure they'd be successful.

Oh, and do take into consideration that the first couple of MM games can be brutal. =)
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Post by: DarthPaul on September 22, 2008, 07:29:15 pm
megaman vs bass was brutal man

but the bn series was more rpgish and ive played them up to five but at 4 the change in style was too big of a jump and i dont find a lot of replay value in them but 3 was the best as far as story goes
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Post by: Vanya on September 22, 2008, 11:09:08 pm
Agreed. Speaking of brutal, RM7 FC Remake is no joke. I've gotten a game over twice in a row fighting Burst Man!! I've started doing the translation! =)
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Post by: Cheetah on September 26, 2008, 03:29:20 pm
So FFIV is pretty freaking sweet so far. The fact *minor spoiler* that your party keeps changing all the time is a little odd, but I probably just not that far into the game yet *end minor spoiler*. The battle system is pretty good, but the story, voice work, and surprisingly the mini games are all really capturing my attention.

One Piece Unlimited Cruise is turning out to not be all that great. Basically the same game, with one new playable character. They are artificially extending the longevity of the game by making you replay it in multiple difficulty settings to unlock anything. It is still fun but I am having trouble imagining why I would replay it again regardless of how good the new content might turn out to be. Basically any game that makes you redo long tedious things just to open new content as a crutch to extend play time is a waste of my fucking time.
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Post by: LastingDawn on September 26, 2008, 03:37:18 pm
FFIV is incredible! Are you playing it for the DS, PSX, SNES?
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Post by: Vanya on September 26, 2008, 04:06:20 pm
From the mention of the mini-games & voice acting I'd say he's playing DS one. The story of FF4 has always been the best in the series & I can only hope that they port the sequel to a US system & maybe give it the same treatment as FF4ds. I've been reading up on FF4:the After & it is epic! Even uses an upgraded version of the original FF4 16-bit engine.=)
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Post by: LastingDawn on September 26, 2008, 04:26:05 pm
Hmm, I've been looking up information on "The After" to little avail, where are you finding your information?
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Post by: Vanya on September 26, 2008, 04:34:58 pm
The wiki.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Fantasy_IV_the_After:_Tsuki_no_Kikan

The ff wiki.

http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_IV_the_After:_Tsuki_no_Kikan

BTW, grown up Porom is H-O-T!!!

Rydia is ... <3 ... Y-U-M-M-Y!!!
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Post by: Cheetah on September 27, 2008, 12:48:14 am
WTF how did I never hear of this. It sounds awesome. Frankly if they are using a similar engine and graphics as the SNES version I'm pretty sure someone could just pretty much reproduce it....

Oh and I was definitely refering to the DS version of FFIV
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Post by: Vanya on September 27, 2008, 01:59:59 am
It's being released in a new phone format soon. Hopefully it's a format that can be emulated. I'd love for Square to just port it to DS and/or PSP, though.
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Post by: Cheetah on September 27, 2008, 01:14:27 pm
They haven't done that with Crisis Core though, and I haven't found any information on getting that emulated or translated either.
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Post by: LastingDawn on September 27, 2008, 01:30:11 pm
Actually... the rumor mill says they might be bringing "The After" port to WiiWare.
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Post by: Vanya on September 27, 2008, 06:34:32 pm
That would be great! And, Cheetah, do you mean "Before Crisis"?
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Post by: Cheetah on September 27, 2008, 06:48:06 pm
Yes I did mean Before Crisis. Though I swear I saw translated pics of the game somewhere once.
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Post by: DarthPaul on September 27, 2008, 09:41:56 pm
wasnt before crisis a cell phone game?
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Post by: Vanya on September 27, 2008, 11:03:16 pm
Yeah. It starts before Crisis Core, ends afterwords, and you play as the Turks.
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Post by: DarthPaul on September 28, 2008, 11:21:55 am
thx i didnt know that cause i never played it
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Post by: Dominic NY18 on September 29, 2008, 11:27:25 am
I must concur on FFIV DS. FFIV is one of my favorite FF's and the DS version may be the best yet. Augments are just great and put an interesting spin on the battle system.

Draw Attacks + Counter + Cecil = Wins against most minor enemies.

I'm considering cheating to get the Onion Equipment and the Adamant Armor though. The chances that enemies drop the Tails are just too damn low.

Over 100 battles and all have to show for it is one Pink Tail...

*Fires up the Action Replay*
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Post by: DarthPaul on September 29, 2008, 12:41:45 pm
finally someone who thinks the way i do in frustrating moments
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Post by: Vanya on September 29, 2008, 02:48:06 pm
Vandal Hearts on my PSP! =)

I may look into porting over some of these characters some day. Actually, porting the whole game to FFT would be a neat project! =)
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Post by: Cheetah on October 25, 2008, 03:15:29 pm
Well Voldemort's playthrough of Vagrant Story has finally got me motivated to finish my own playthrough of it. Freaking awesome game and I think I am finally further into the game then I have ever been before whoot. But I just spent about an hour wandering through the forest and beating a really tough boss, and then my game crashed on my psp :( :(. So now I have to redo it, hopefully it doesn't crash again or I must just have to kill someone...

Still playing a bit of FFIV. Though the boss battles in that game drive me nuts. They are basically trial and error to find the right strategy, so you almost always loose the first time if you don't know what you are up against, but they put all these cut scenes in between and doing multiple hard battles in a row. So that fucking pisses me off and I just got owned big time so I'm pissed about that. It is still good though.

Anyone playing the Dragon Quest remake on DS?
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Post by: Archael on October 25, 2008, 06:51:50 pm
vagrant story me
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Post by: Vanya on October 25, 2008, 07:26:16 pm
Castlevania - Order of Ecclesia

Almost done! New CV games in October make me happy-squishy inside!! =)
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Post by: philsov on October 27, 2008, 01:14:09 am
Desktop Tower Defense!

Even with 10K starting cash I can't clear level 75 :'(
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Post by: LastingDawn on October 27, 2008, 01:15:40 pm
Quote from: "Cheetah"Well Voldemort's playthrough of Vagrant Story has finally got me motivated to finish my own playthrough of it. Freaking awesome game and I think I am finally further into the game then I have ever been before whoot. But I just spent about an hour wandering through the forest and beating a really tough boss, and then my game crashed on my psp :( :(. So now I have to redo it, hopefully it doesn't crash again or I must just have to kill someone...

Still playing a bit of FFIV. Though the boss battles in that game drive me nuts. They are basically trial and error to find the right strategy, so you almost always loose the first time if you don't know what you are up against, but they put all these cut scenes in between and doing multiple hard battles in a row. So that fucking pisses me off and I just got owned big time so I'm pissed about that. It is still good though.

Anyone playing the Dragon Quest remake on DS?

Where are you stuck Cheetah? I made it to Zeromus after steam rolling through nearly everything after Rubicante, except the SPOILER

Four Elemental Emperor Battle, oh boy... I had to rethink things at that point. Milon's curse is devastating for that battle but if one was smart and brought a few Crosses they should be able to nullify it's effect quickly.

Though I've never been able to beat Zeromus, he is.... much more powerful then he was in the original and even the Hardtype. And afterwards I realized I missed some Very important augments in Certain places.
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Post by: Vanya on October 28, 2008, 12:24:12 pm
Dracula is fU<|<ing H@rD in OoE!!! =P
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Post by: AuraDragon on October 28, 2008, 02:12:52 pm
Black and White 2
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Post by: Dokurider on October 28, 2008, 02:40:52 pm
FFT 1.3, that's it.
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Post by: DarthPaul on October 28, 2008, 02:49:22 pm
Persona 3 Fes still
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Post by: AuraDragon on October 28, 2008, 04:01:47 pm
Nothing, Spriting right now.. :P
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Post by: KazeKasano on October 28, 2008, 05:07:55 pm
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Trilogy
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Post by: ArkDelgato on October 28, 2008, 05:57:01 pm
FF5, Radiata stories, mega man 5
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Post by: DarthPaul on October 28, 2008, 07:49:10 pm
radiata stories rocks

i want to see a 2nd one
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Post by: ArkDelgato on October 28, 2008, 10:35:39 pm
With more party members.
I mean one hundred and seventy is nowhere nearly enough lol.
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Post by: gojoe on October 28, 2008, 11:01:28 pm
Dungeon Seige 2
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Post by: Bastard Poetry on October 29, 2008, 01:12:08 am
Street Hockey in apartment hallway.

Neighbor's door (118) is one goal, other neighbor's door (203) is the other goal.
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Post by: DarthPaul on October 29, 2008, 09:34:09 am
Quote from: "ArkDelgato"With more party members.
I mean one hundred and seventy is nowhere nearly enough lol.

exactly after you get everyone then you feel like you need "more" options

and the fayt costume was a nice addition
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Post by: Zozma on October 29, 2008, 03:46:45 pm
repalying Golden Sun 2, Solo Jenna but starts with the "Rolling Flame" spell lol
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Post by: Skip Sandwich on October 29, 2008, 04:13:40 pm
Ogre Battle for the SNES, with an entirely evil army, that means no clerics, no angels, no faries, and most importantly no pincesses with thier +1 attack per skirmish per unit bonus. On the upside, I still have the mostly immortal Liches, the immortal Undead, the mortal but very kickass Demons, the all-powerful Tiamats, the nearly unkillable Zombie Dragons, and a vertiable horde of ninja, werewolves, and vampires.
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Post by: samuchan on October 29, 2008, 04:32:12 pm
Final Fight on MAME.

And right after that Dungeons and Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara.
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Post by: gomtuu on November 13, 2008, 03:09:48 pm
Has anyone played the Left 4 Dead demo yet?
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Post by: Dokurider on November 13, 2008, 03:39:49 pm
I'm gonna play (and hopefully beat) Zelda: Link to the Past, in addition to Chrono Trigger, Earthbound, and maybe Lunar: Silver Star Story.
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Post by: Vanya on November 13, 2008, 06:11:22 pm
Kirby Squeek Squad! Almost done!
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Post by: Xeno3 on November 13, 2008, 08:46:24 pm
FFT on my ps3
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Post by: DarthPaul on November 13, 2008, 08:54:31 pm
Custom Robo short sweet working on completion.
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Post by: Lydyn on November 13, 2008, 08:57:51 pm
Parasite Eve. I'm on the 5th day right now.
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Post by: Zozma on November 13, 2008, 09:05:35 pm
nothing... now playing nothing at all.... :(
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Post by: DarthPaul on November 13, 2008, 09:11:18 pm
Ouch.
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Post by: Dominic NY18 on November 22, 2008, 12:50:44 pm
Star Ocean: First Departure. I'm not very far though.

And Parasite Eve again on my PSP, as I didn't do the EX Game. Thanks for the idea Lydyn
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Post by: Vanya on November 22, 2008, 01:45:30 pm
I am also engaged in Star Ocean... and FF3ds... and FF4ds... and FFTA2.

I'm going to get Star Ocean 2nd whatever for my PSP some time soon too.
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Post by: DarthPaul on November 22, 2008, 02:46:52 pm
Runescape and Fuuin no Tsurugi in unison.
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Post by: Kourama on November 25, 2008, 03:23:34 pm
Playing the Chrono Trigger DS right now. Have Tales of Symphonia and Casltevania Judgement waiting after I'm done with CT.
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Post by: Skip Sandwich on November 25, 2008, 04:00:32 pm
Starting up Makai Kingdom and Phantom Brave again
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Post by: Grandy on November 25, 2008, 04:48:15 pm
The Godfather: BlackHand edition.
And Disgaea DS
And Jump! Ultimate Stars
And Suikoden II
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Post by: Lydyn on November 25, 2008, 05:10:40 pm
Quote from: "Grandy"And Suikoden II

YES!!!!!!!
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Post by: Skip Sandwich on November 25, 2008, 05:46:10 pm
I never made it all the way through Suikoden II before I had to return it (rented it), I have managed to fully complete Suikoden III, however.
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Post by: Jacob31593 on November 25, 2008, 06:48:50 pm
Rome: Total War (Barebones Mod (Webbird's Historical Europe Map))
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Post by: Dominic NY18 on November 25, 2008, 08:13:39 pm
I'm also playing Chrono Trigger at the moment, and it has pretty much booted all other games off my playing list for the time being.
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Post by: Grandy on November 25, 2008, 09:51:52 pm
Quote from: "Lydyn"
Quote from: "Grandy"And Suikoden II

YES!!!!!!!

High five.

Also, my copy is so old that I have to retry the second Neclord part about 7 times because it freezes at random intervals there. After that it's a breeze.
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Post by: AuraDragon on November 25, 2008, 10:53:54 pm
Elevator Action (GBA/NES)
Dragon Ball Z Super Sonic Warriors (GBA)
Yu-Gi-Oh WC 2004 (GBA)
mIRC (PC)
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Post by: Kourama on November 27, 2008, 08:56:45 am
I played Suikoden II only once off an emulator. It was a great game, I tried to play it again by putting it on my psp but unfortunately it just kept freezing at the first boss.
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Post by: Grandy on November 27, 2008, 11:10:38 am
Quote from: "Kourama"I played Suikoden II only once off an emulator. It was a great game, I tried to play it again by putting it on my psp but unfortunately it just kept freezing at the first boss.

You mean the mist monster?
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Post by: Vanya on November 27, 2008, 12:30:43 pm
Quote from: "Dominic NY18"I'm also playing Chrono Trigger at the moment, and it has pretty much booted all other games off my playing list for the time being.

Crap! That's out! ...Downloading!!!

Has anyone played Castlevania Judgement? I probably won't since the character designs physically burn my old-school eyes. ^_^
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Post by: DarthPaul on November 27, 2008, 05:10:06 pm
Quote from: "Vanya"Has anyone played Castlevania Judgement? I probably won't since the character designs physically burn my old-school eyes. ^_^

Yea I hate when they do that too ya.
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Post by: Archael on November 27, 2008, 05:30:59 pm
I finished VS, again

need a new game to play

in the mean time, I'll prolly make moar Mercenaries videos
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Post by: Vanya on November 27, 2008, 11:30:28 pm
Quote from: "darthpaul"
Quote from: "Vanya"Has anyone played Castlevania Judgement? I probably won't since the character designs physically burn my old-school eyes. ^_^

Yea I hate when they do that too ya.

And from what I've heard, it plays like more like Smash Brothers with a shitty camera & less like Soul Calibur. I hate fighting games with a single button combo.
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Post by: AuraDragon on November 27, 2008, 11:50:58 pm
But Single Button Combos are the cheapest, I remember when I played Tekken I used a 2 hit single button combo to beat the whole game, NO DEFENSE AGAINST IT GAHAHAHAHAHAHA!... ahem, except dodging it or hitting me first.
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Post by: DarthPaul on November 28, 2008, 01:51:09 pm
Quote from: "Vanya"
Quote from: "darthpaul"
Quote from: "Vanya"Has anyone played Castlevania Judgement? I probably won't since the character designs physically burn my old-school eyes. ^_^

Yea I hate when they do that too ya.

And from what I've heard, it plays like more like Smash Brothers with a shitty camera & less like Soul Calibur. I hate fighting games with a single button combo.

Yes after a couple hours of play it got old boring and meh.
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Post by: Vanya on November 28, 2008, 03:03:22 pm
Quote from: "AuraDragon"But Single Button Combos are the cheapest, I remember when I played Tekken I used a 2 hit single button combo to beat the whole game, NO DEFENSE AGAINST IT GAHAHAHAHAHAHA!... ahem, except dodging it or hitting me first.

Hate that whole series. Never did anything for me.
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Post by: DarthPaul on November 28, 2008, 03:45:25 pm
Indeed the problem with Tekken is I can spend a month learning the combos and my brother can choose Eddie Gordo and button mash and kick my ass. GAH!
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Post by: Grandy on November 28, 2008, 05:42:41 pm
Haha. Brasillians fighters.

We can kick your asses with only X and O.
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Post by: Kourama on November 28, 2008, 09:46:21 pm
yeah Suikoden II keeps freezing at mist monster, as for Castlevania Judgement... its an ok game. It lacks polish and a few changes could've made it great.
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Post by: Cheetah on December 04, 2008, 12:41:28 am
Okay FFT fans there is a new Strategy RPG on the block. Just bought Valkyrie Chronicles for the PS3 today, and it is sooo sweet. It is basically SRPG meets RTS, with Sci-Fi meets Fantasy. It really is incredible. The battle system is just great, the story actually makes sense and is engaging, graphics are well done, even the freaking voice acting is decent (I actually prefer the english over the japanese which you have the option to choose from).

There is a free demo to download on the PlayStation network, if you have a PS3 and like FFT you should at the very least try out the demo. If you are kind of liking what you get there it only gets better.
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Post by: Lydyn on December 06, 2008, 12:14:30 pm
Been sucked into 'Perfect World' lately.
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Post by: Koizumi on December 06, 2008, 09:51:30 pm
Perfect world is fun, I'd be playing it if it wasn't for "SMT: Imagine"
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Post by: AuraDragon on December 06, 2008, 11:50:56 pm
Devil May Cry 4, it's like Devil May Cry, but cheaper, prettier, slower, and harder.
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Post by: Jacob31593 on December 07, 2008, 12:59:24 am
bloodlines: the masquerade

its meh but it entertains me when im bored
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Post by: Vanya on December 07, 2008, 03:06:23 am
NOTHING!!! I have tomake 2 hacksand a gam from scratch! I'm going to sell the scratch game on my new web-site some time in the future1 It will be cheep like 2 or 3 buck! check it out and buy a copy at some point, but not right now. ^_^
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Post by: Vanya on December 07, 2008, 03:07:03 am
yes. I'm inebri... inib... ineebree.. I'm drunk! ^_^
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Post by: Jacob31593 on December 07, 2008, 09:34:34 am
Quote from: "Vanya"yes. I'm inebri... inib... ineebree.. I'm drunk! ^_^

orly? im life...on HIGH!!!!
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Post by: DarthPaul on December 07, 2008, 10:47:38 am
Quote from: "Jacob31593"
Quote from: "Vanya"yes. I'm inebri... inib... ineebree.. I'm drunk! ^_^

orly? im life...on HIGH!!!!


Ok Jake Ok Jake Jake Ok Ok Ok Ok ........ dude hash me the give.
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Post by: Koizumi on December 07, 2008, 10:54:38 pm
Quote from: "AuraDragon"Devil May Cry 4, it's like Devil May Cry, but cheaper, prettier, slower, and harder.

Wait, Devil May Cry 4 is the second easiest Devil May Cry game, only being beaten by 2's hold down the shoot button and win.
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Post by: DarthPaul on December 07, 2008, 10:57:36 pm
Hey Koiz that reminds me of "you must die mode".
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Post by: Koizumi on December 07, 2008, 10:58:46 pm
Ah, good ol' poison injection controler attachment.
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Post by: Suih on December 08, 2008, 11:25:48 am
I've been playing Gundam Battle Universe (yhey Japanese games) religiously. Finishing up FFTA2 and was playing GU for the memories. :O
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Post by: Archael on December 08, 2008, 12:50:09 pm
My XboX360 splodge'd I might get a new one for xmas

any recommendations?

(besides GH4 because its just too fun)
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Post by: AuraDragon on December 08, 2008, 01:06:19 pm
Quote from: "Koizumi"
Quote from: "AuraDragon"Devil May Cry 4, it's like Devil May Cry, but cheaper, prettier, slower, and harder.

Wait, Devil May Cry 4 is the second easiest Devil May Cry game, only being beaten by 2's hold down the shoot button and win.

Then I must suck, cause the first real Boss (Giant flame minotaur demon thingy) was a pain in the ass, now, I was a bit reckless but that can't be helped, I was too lazy to just hammer him with my crappy revolver.
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Post by: Skip Sandwich on December 08, 2008, 01:32:19 pm
reminds me of my first time playing through DMC 3, I got stuck at Cerbus for like a week, stopped playing for like a month, and then beat the game on my next playthrough, started over as virgil, beat the game again, imput the cheat to unlock all modes, and beat the game on Dante Must Die mode the next day.
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Post by: kinneas123 on December 08, 2008, 01:40:11 pm
After I finish 1.3 over break, I'm gonna play Chrono Cross I think.  Such an underappreciated gem.
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Post by: DarthPaul on December 08, 2008, 01:43:51 pm
I never saw it as a gem maybe a diamond made of crap.
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Post by: kinneas123 on December 08, 2008, 01:47:59 pm
Haha, which category do you fall into: betrayed that it didn't live up to its hype?  or apathetic about the Chrono series in general?

I recognize that it's not for everyone, but Chrono Cross is one of my favorite games.  The environments, music, and story are all epic, and the characters, while lacking depth, all look pretty cool.  Pretty much though, I just really like what they did with Lavos and how the orginal heroes' efforts didn't work out as planned, etc etc (don't wanna give spoilers for those who haven't played).  Also, I'm absolutely in love with the Dead Sea/Tower of Gheddon--most haunting environment I've ever explored in a video game.
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Post by: Koizumi on December 08, 2008, 10:29:30 pm
Quote from: "AuraDragon"
Quote from: "Koizumi"
Quote from: "AuraDragon"Devil May Cry 4, it's like Devil May Cry, but cheaper, prettier, slower, and harder.

Wait, Devil May Cry 4 is the second easiest Devil May Cry game, only being beaten by 2's hold down the shoot button and win.

Then I must suck, cause the first real Boss (Giant flame minotaur demon thingy) was a pain in the ass, now, I was a bit reckless but that can't be helped, I was too lazy to just hammer him with my crappy revolver.

In a devil may cry game, the sword is alway's your weapon of choice, guns don't even make a noticable decrease in a bosses health bar.

But yeah, try playing the first game on normal, it's pretty brutal. Just to contiune without restarting the level you have to use a gold orb.

That game required you to play in an awesome manner just to live through the boss fights.
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Post by: DarthPaul on December 08, 2008, 10:48:35 pm
I need to play the DMC games sometime.
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Post by: AuraDragon on December 09, 2008, 01:57:28 am
I've played DMC1, in fact my brother almost beat it on Dante Must Die mode, we got stuck at some of those shadow feline thingies, and shit, one thing I hate about DMC4 is that I move like a sluuuuuuuuuuuuuuugggggggggggggggggg, in DMC1 I could run, roll, jump, shoot, slash, you get the picture, without worring about shit like "Will I be able to run that far before the boss uses his uber gay hit-every-at-once-for-50%-HP-damage?

I mean that is just LAME, the AI in FFT is much better, as if they saw that they had that skill they would spam all day long, and that would make a tough boss. ;)
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Post by: DarthPaul on December 09, 2008, 11:37:47 am
Lol I think as a prank I will replace every copy of DMC 1,3,4 in town with copies of DMC2. Bwahahahahahha.

Now playing pokemon yellow.
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Post by: Vanya on December 09, 2008, 12:30:49 pm
I remember DMC2. It left me with a distinct feeling of: "WTF!? GTFO!!"

Currently playing Chrono Trigger DS, FFTA2 (still haven't finished), FF3 DS, Star Ocean First Departure.
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Post by: AuraDragon on December 09, 2008, 01:27:49 pm
Yeah, stick it to the man DP, and send a DMC 3 copy over here, I don't want to borrow MY FRIEND's version.
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Post by: DarthPaul on December 09, 2008, 01:35:50 pm
Yea I'll be sure to do that.
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Post by: Skip Sandwich on December 09, 2008, 02:25:52 pm
Beat Makai Kingdom, now breezing through Soul Nomad, Kings Quest 7, and The Neverhood
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Post by: AuraDragon on December 11, 2008, 12:45:29 am
I downloaded, ahem, MY FRIEND BOUGHT Tales of Phantasia again, just cause I watched the anime and now I am interested in the story, w00t.
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Post by: Cheetah on December 11, 2008, 03:29:03 am
AuraDragon: Have you checked out the fan translations of the PSX version of Tales of Phantasia? Best way to play it.
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Post by: DarthPaul on December 12, 2008, 05:21:01 pm
Now playing audio-surf. The game is extremely fun and the download of the full game is only 10 bucks if you have steam which is free of course.


Btw new avatar for those who are slow and didn't notice.
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Post by: Anonymous on December 14, 2008, 11:33:06 am
Ratchet Deadlocked and KH2 Proud mode for me. I was so out of shape on that game that i died on twilight thorn ;;.
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Post by: DarthPaul on December 14, 2008, 01:06:28 pm
Talk about out of practice when I got it I played on proud mode and didn't die till Xaldin, but everyone has there own style so maybe your needs refining.
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Post by: Dominic NY18 on December 16, 2008, 04:02:18 pm
I wouldn't be too embarrassed about the Twilight Thorn loss, since that bastard hits pretty damn hard on Proud Mode. Who do you guys think is the hardest storyline boss in KH2?

On a related subject, I'm now playing Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories. At this rate, I'm going to have a conga line of games that need to be finished. I blame my desire to avoiding missing anything for it.
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Post by: DarthPaul on December 16, 2008, 04:06:14 pm
My hardest fights on proud where Xaldin, Saix, and Xigbar gets an honorable mention cause the only way I one was driving into final form for the first time during that battle.
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Post by: Austin on December 16, 2008, 04:27:01 pm
I'd say Xaldin, I got final mix a while back and he was beating my ass on critical mode.
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Post by: Anonymous on December 16, 2008, 05:56:32 pm
Xaldin, and maybe i would say Xigbar. Zemnas and saix were jokes.
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Post by: DarthPaul on December 16, 2008, 06:55:43 pm
Xemnas was the easiest thing nest to Sephiroth on proud mode.  I wanna know why Sephy is easier on proud, it makes no sense.
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Post by: Anonymous on December 16, 2008, 06:59:02 pm
I know, once you get glide and arial recovery, the fight is a pattern. I kindal iked KH1 sephy
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Post by: DarthPaul on December 16, 2008, 07:00:58 pm
KH1 Sephy followed the same pattern as KH2.
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Post by: Anonymous on December 16, 2008, 07:09:46 pm
Yes, but you didn't have reflega or so many combo finishers. Or berserk charge. There were few abilities besides sonic blade and the like that allowed for major damage. You had to play more conservatively, especially with soras more limited combos. Felt different. I miss aeroga though...
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Post by: DarthPaul on December 16, 2008, 10:09:54 pm
I miss aeroga but you did have strike raid and ars arcanum to do massive damage.
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Post by: Dominic NY18 on December 16, 2008, 11:33:15 pm
I don't know who I found to be the hardest boss. But then again, I haven't played through it in awhile. The 2nd boss in the Pride Lands was annoying as hell though. But then again, a lot of enemies in KH2 are annoying as hell.

I do miss Aeroga, Ars Arcanum and Ragnarok from the first game. I'd love to get Final Mix+ to try out Limit Form, but my knowledge of Japanese is sorely lacking. I should pick it up anyway though.
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Post by: DarthPaul on December 17, 2008, 12:02:55 am
It is a fun playthrough but for more info on that get a hold of Koizumi.
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Post by: Zozma on December 17, 2008, 12:24:19 am
now playing.... nothing........ again
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Post by: DarthPaul on December 17, 2008, 08:49:04 am
That sucks man.
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Post by: Koizumi on December 18, 2008, 06:43:59 pm
Persona 4, and it is amazing!
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Post by: DarthPaul on December 18, 2008, 08:09:38 pm
Now your mockin me man, and FFT 1.3, monster gathering.
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Post by: Vanya on December 18, 2008, 11:12:06 pm
R-Type Delta on my PSP. Waiting to download us release of Dissidia.
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Post by: Koizumi on December 18, 2008, 11:22:34 pm
I'm just going to go with the Japanese Dissidia, and decide if it's worth getting it in english.
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Post by: Vanya on December 19, 2008, 12:58:55 am
I'll be playing for the story, so I'm going to have to understand it since my Japanese is less than A+. ^_^
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Post by: DarthPaul on December 19, 2008, 12:32:36 pm
Yea Koizumi doesn't seem to care about the story as much as the gameplay.........From my experience anyways.
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Post by: Koizumi on December 24, 2008, 01:09:08 am
I depends if the story actually sounds interesting, a Final Fantansy crossover does not sound like it would be a deep and interesting story.
Also, I've heard good things about Disgea, so I just ordered it off of Amazon.
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Post by: DarthPaul on December 24, 2008, 09:36:05 am
Yes but that Final Fantasy cross-over was the shizznit.


And how do explain the Haruhi game then.......you don't know Japanese yet I'm sure you would be interested in the story behind them.
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Post by: Koizumi on December 24, 2008, 02:49:03 pm
I'm such a haruhiist that I get enjoyment just from playing the games, and at least one is getting translated.
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Post by: DarthPaul on December 24, 2008, 02:51:23 pm
Yea well I can't play a game without the story or I start to get depressed.
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Post by: Redux on December 26, 2008, 07:20:24 am
Lol. Left4Dead and fable 2. I love fable 2 and left for dead. my brother was playing Mirror's Edge yesterday as well.
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Post by: DarthPaul on December 26, 2008, 11:39:27 am
Wow Fable is one of the best game series of all time, ever.  As for Left 4 Dead............great game no complaints from me.
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Post by: Austin on December 26, 2008, 02:04:31 pm
I just wish the Fable games weren't so short, they leave me wanting more.
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Post by: DarthPaul on December 26, 2008, 02:14:34 pm
That's why they are good anything that leaves you wanting more is a quality game.  As for the length you couldn't really get much longer without risking the story's integrity.
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Post by: Zozma on January 10, 2009, 12:57:32 pm
I finally decided to try FF7 Crisis Core. I am enjoying it allthough i do like the FF7 turn based battle modes better. I just feel sad knowing whats going to happen to Zack... and even at the fact that Sephiroth is going to turn into an ass. Zack sure does seem to be a more interesting main character than Cloud tho. but i guess thats because Cloud pretty much has stolen Zacks identity during the original...
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Post by: DarthPaul on January 10, 2009, 01:37:46 pm
Yes CC is hard to play knowing that a lovable character such as Zack is marching to his death obliviously. Also Cloud didn't really steal his identity so much as the mako made him think himself and Zack where the same person.

EDIT: Currently playing Halo on my computer and fucking around with Halo CE.
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Post by: Zozma on January 10, 2009, 02:03:30 pm
oh, i thought cloud was exposed to jenova cells and not mako which where what stole the identity
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Post by: DarthPaul on January 10, 2009, 03:44:57 pm
He was exposed to Jenova cells then mako and the reaction of the mako in the cells caused his mind to break and reform around the stories Zack told him while they where being tested on.
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Post by: Vanya on January 10, 2009, 06:01:03 pm
I'm finally going to beat Mega Man ZX soon. I must have started that game like 8 times and never went back to it.

Also.......

Cloud got HaXXoReded!!!
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Post by: DarthPaul on January 10, 2009, 07:54:37 pm
Quote from: "Vanya"Cloud got HaXXoReded!!!

Nice way of putting it.
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Post by: MagiTek v1.0 on January 11, 2009, 01:22:52 pm
Currently Playing:
Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions
Fable II
Starocean: The First Departure
Tales of Vesparia
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Post by: DarthPaul on January 11, 2009, 10:57:30 pm
Taking a break from games to read some manga and as of now I am reading Negima! but I plan on downloading some other including xxxHolic and Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles.
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Post by: Zozma on January 14, 2009, 06:00:32 pm
okay so i was "now playing" Breath of Fire 3 and i might as well share this stuff...

these are character modifiers of sorts, if you go into the party change menu in camp and activate one of them it modifies the character to the specified id... its weird and i havent completely figured it out. but i have managed to keep Teepo up untill the light house. Note Teepo cannot be in any other party combination tha Kid Ryu, Teepo, Rei, OR Kid Ryu, Teepo,
if so youll get an error and cant continue (i guess this is why there has never been codes to get Teepo back, no one figured that party thing out)

Ryu - 3014496D 00??
Nina - 30144A11 00??
Garr - 30144AB5 00??
Teepo - 30144B59 00??
Rei - 30144BFD 00??
Momo - 30144CA1 00??
Peco - 30144D45 00??

00= Kid ryu
01= Kid nina
02= Garr
03= Teepo
04= Young Rei
05= Momo
06= Peco
07= Adult Ryu
08= Adult Nina

the code seems to bump whoever is modded out but it wont work correctly unless you use it and go into the character change menu.

good luck to anyone who wants to attempt to turn Adult ryu and friends into the party of "Kid Ryu, Kid Teepo, and Rei" id love to have them till the very end!

oh yea, events will screw you up if your supposed to have specific characters.. keep that in mind

This is a screenie of Teepo, Ryu, and Rei
their lvl 20 status is from having Emitai as a master since lvl1 (reilvl5)
yeah yeah, they are all 3 equipped with the goo king sword right now
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Post by: Smitson on February 15, 2009, 07:02:56 pm
PSP:
FFT
Jeanne DARC
FF
FF2

Other:
Metal Gear Solid 4
FF7
FFT 1.3
FF8
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Post by: woodenbandman on February 17, 2009, 12:23:17 pm
Charles Barkley's Shut Up and Jam : Gaiden

This game is a masterpiece of game design, and you should all google and download it.
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Post by: LastingDawn on February 19, 2009, 03:24:52 pm
Baroque on the Wii, I know that many people think the Sega Saturn version was better (I saw a few videos, I'm not a fan of it) though I find the straight RPG Roguetype feel to it much more satisfying then a quasi first person RPG. In any case it's been devouring my time lately, and I simply cannot put it down for too long. So my activity here for a while might be a bit... less... then it was.
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Post by: Cheetah on February 19, 2009, 06:37:21 pm
Wait I'm confused. That game is actually good? It looked like a complete piece of flaming crap. How is it good and addictive?
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Post by: DarthPaul on February 19, 2009, 06:45:56 pm
Crap is normally addictive. But good? That is unheard of in crappy games. Hence crap.
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Post by: LastingDawn on February 19, 2009, 11:30:40 pm
Eh... to each their own. Roguetypes really aren't for everyone it seems (really I'm not even sure Baroque counts as a Roguetype but...)
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Post by: Cheetah on February 20, 2009, 01:46:56 am
Oh I was asking honestly LD. I don't know much about it and was hoping you could fill be in. The box art and description on the back just didn't seem all that appealing.
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Post by: Asmo X on February 20, 2009, 02:59:35 am
Roguelikes almost universally get panned by game journalists because a) they just don't have the first clue what the point is or b) they are used to having progression handed to them on a silver platter. The idea behind roguelikes is to make an RPG with a huge focus on improvisation. This means no infinitely returnable state (saving), treasure is all randomised and is not labeled and can have side effects or be downright negative, equipment that deteriorates, dungeons that are randomly generated etc etc. I can't comment on Baroque because I haven't played it but a good roguelike always leaves you with a few interesting stories to tell. I remember once during Shiren the Wanderer i picked up an unlabeled jar and was low on health and surrounded by enemies. So in desperation I used it, praying it was something useful, and Shiren got inside the jar, the monsters wandered off (cool) but because I hadn't eaten for a while I starved to death inside the jar. I remember there was also some jar that turned whatever you put inside it into any other random object in the entire game. If you were lucky enough to fine one, it was always fun walking up the mountain near the start just stuffing useless herbs inside it and having them turn into swords and scrolls of teleportation and shit like that.
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Post by: LastingDawn on February 21, 2009, 01:07:06 pm
Quote from: "Cheetah"Oh I was asking honestly LD. I don't know much about it and was hoping you could fill be in. The box art and description on the back just didn't seem all that appealing.

Oh certainly, the game is very unique in it's execution of things. It is a dungeon crawler, I will be honest.  The game has random floors and items on each, the game isn't ever easy, if you get ove confident at a point you could find yourself back at the start of the tower, but that's not really a trouble. The game relies on you either getting to the bottom of your destination or dying. When you die or succeed you are back at level 1 (though depending on which ending you got you could be a different "character", though that's entering spoiler territory.) Though you can throw items into something to transport back to the main hub town. You're lucky though if you can keep said item though.

This game is relatively merciless to your items, even the plot relevant ones. Enemies can steal your items, you can step on a trap and rust your items, (or turn them into food) even some items will Eat your items!Hanging onto items is not an easy task in that game, especially if you want to continue to build up your record book of items, something has to go from your inventory for that.

The story is Excellent, it is a trippy mind teaser. I don't know why they put the ArchAngel on the front cover though... he's a main character to be sure, but he's far from the main character, I definitely like the Japanese box art much better.

(http://hg101.classicgaming.gamespy.com/sting/baroquewii.jpg)

The one we have was the one used for the PS2 version in Japan. It's fitting, but as far as I've gotten, though the ArchAngel is the one who gives the "directive" he's not the main character (who's on the back...) Some may find it repetitive, I find it endlessly enjoyable, I hope that explains a bit more about it.
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Post by: Cheetah on February 21, 2009, 07:52:40 pm
Cool, thanks LD it sounds interesting. Especially items that can eat other items bit...
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Post by: DarthPaul on February 25, 2009, 05:34:35 pm
Just started playing Disgaea.

So yea time to see what the craze is about.
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Post by: Dokurider on February 25, 2009, 05:40:24 pm
Grinding and 'character design', that's what..
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Post by: DarthPaul on February 25, 2009, 05:43:13 pm
I enjoy grinding (if you listen to vga cast you know already).

And "character design"? Can you give me more detail?
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Post by: Dokurider on February 25, 2009, 05:44:19 pm
By "character design", I mean boobs and ass. That's what it always means.
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Post by: DarthPaul on February 25, 2009, 05:46:21 pm
That is what I though you meant. Though you can never be too sure when T&A is involved.
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Post by: Cheetah on February 26, 2009, 01:22:23 am
I had a little time to play some wii games this week. I tried out Mario Super Sluggers and Fragile (a japanese adventure/storybook game). Mario Super Sluggers is looking to be pretty good, I am always amazed by how fun Nintendo makes these franchise sports games. The wii controls are gimmicky and at times detract from the game play (swinging the bat at the wrong time, and slow response to throwing the ball) but the core gameplay is decent. Your arm can get a bit of a workout haha, especially if you suck at the game and you are already stressed and you have to be switching between timed swings of the bat and frantic shaking of the wii mote to have your character dash.

Fragile is a pretty interesting looking game. I love the concept of being lost on an empty suburban world and exploring it. I only played about 45 minutes, but apparently the good bit is the story though so here is hoping for a US release.

Has anyone played Retro Gamer for the DS (I think that is what it is called)?
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Post by: DarthPaul on February 26, 2009, 10:34:28 am
Just got monster hunter freedom 2.

I shall review this game in VGA Cast and oooooooh will I have fun tearing it apart at the seems.
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Post by: philsov on February 26, 2009, 10:39:31 am
Quote from: "ph33rb0t"So yea time to see what the craze is about.

Truthfully the best part about disgaea is the storyline.  It's rather self-aware and makes fun of itself and a lot of other RPG clichés along the way.  

Then after about two playthroughs it becomes a mass grindfest and you play with colored blocks.  This is when I play something else.
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Post by: DarthPaul on February 26, 2009, 10:46:48 am
From the little bit I have played the story seems pretty original.

In other words I'm liking it so far.
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Post by: Archael on February 26, 2009, 10:48:51 am
NP: Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts for the SNES
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Post by: Dokurider on February 26, 2009, 01:33:00 pm
Hey Arch, you ever play God Hand (PS2)? I think it would be your kind of game.
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Post by: Dokurider on February 26, 2009, 01:33:33 pm
Lol wordfilter.
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Post by: Zozma on February 26, 2009, 03:55:03 pm
Disgaea AoD

hell i needed a new psp game and this one looked interesting. I'm still getting used to it tho. i hope its a long game tho, as much characters and item world stuff that u can do.
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Post by: DarthPaul on February 26, 2009, 05:08:30 pm
I hope so too as it i my fall back game when I finish playing MH and review it.
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Post by: Zozma on February 26, 2009, 05:50:30 pm
ive enjoyed it so far. i like they way u learn skills off of your apprentices
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Post by: SentinalBlade on February 26, 2009, 07:42:43 pm
The first on remade on the psp?

bah, the voices are better than the DS version IMO, but the story still only took me 5 hours my first time around. the unending void of grinding and randomness of the item world kept me going. with PSP addition to battle people, it actually gave a reason to mindless leveling sprees.

The Dark Court system is intrigueing, and it requires you to rack up alot of kills on one character if you want an uber starter...again, more grinding.

I still give it an 8/10

Prinny FTW

Im now playing "Prinny: Can i Really Be the Hero?"

THE HARDEST fucking platformer. harder than the game Voldemort is playing. and im actually really good at it...

The game knows itsa beast to. it starts you off with 1000 lives, and im only on level 8 with only 676 lives left. my brother is on level 4 with 200 lives left.

You ahve to have alot of dedication. The controls hardly do what you want. ever. they were designed to be hard to control, to make the game harder...its not that they were designed poorly. plus. hes a prinny. how much maneuverability can a soul in a penguin costume have?

Storyline is just for laughs. Etna had her dessert stolen, so she forces a prinny into being a hero, and giving him laharl's scarf, so he wont explode on touching things. its really just another disgea kind of plot. be serious about something ridiculous :)
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Post by: Zozma on February 26, 2009, 07:45:54 pm
oh you mean that etna mode thingy?
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Post by: Cheetah on February 27, 2009, 12:25:48 am
I still haven't played any of Disgaea, though it looks quite enjoyable. I'm surprised to hear the story only takes 5 hours, I was under the impression that the game was practically endless.

I'm looking forward to hear what you think of MHF2 Darthpaul. It is a major upgrade gameplay wise. Even with all the new weapons I'm a GS user to the end.
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Post by: SentinalBlade on February 27, 2009, 09:00:07 am
no zozma, its is its own game. etna is just in it.

its endless in the fact i havnt hit max level/max stat. ever

GS FTW <3
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Post by: Zozma on February 27, 2009, 05:56:56 pm
seems like you can have a ton of units as well. youd think how long it takes to level weapons and gear that it would be a longer game.
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Post by: Angel on February 27, 2009, 06:10:32 pm
The first Disgaea is still one of my all-time favorites, just on story alone. I'll still do occasional New Game+ runs just for the sake of going through the story again.

Also, I'm not actually playing anything at the moment. I last played Tetris Attack while waiting for my roomie to vacate the shower.
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Post by: samuchan on February 27, 2009, 06:42:02 pm
Arch got me interested in Super Ghouls and Ghosts.

Damn it's hard.
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Post by: Zozma on February 27, 2009, 06:44:19 pm
this game is so funny tho, i mean etna shoots the prince and eveyone is just like "haha you're so clumsy" when she says ohh i accidentally killed the prince. as if it werent a big deal at all
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Post by: DarthPaul on March 02, 2009, 06:42:39 pm
I had no idea Disgaea was a SRPG this game is afuckingmazing.
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Post by: SentinalBlade on March 02, 2009, 06:49:30 pm
it is very great
Even how you capture monsters... weaken the monster, and throw it into your base panel. you characters inside the base panel fight the monster, and if you fail the panel asplodes.

It did everything correct.
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Post by: DarthPaul on March 02, 2009, 06:52:09 pm
When does this happen?

That seems kinda funny.
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Post by: Zozma on March 02, 2009, 07:56:56 pm
its so addicting i cant put it down even tho alot of it is grinding
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Post by: Archael on March 02, 2009, 09:53:30 pm
Quote from: "Dokurider"Hey Arch, you ever play St. Ajora Hand (PS2)? I think it would be your kind of game.

no but I can check it out when im done with current
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Post by: DarthPaul on March 03, 2009, 02:10:46 pm
Quote from: "Zozma"its so addicting i cant put it down even tho alot of it is grinding


It is amazing I have to thank you guys for bringing this game to my attention.
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Post by: Zozma on March 03, 2009, 03:42:12 pm
no problem d00d! lol damn prinnies
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Post by: DarthPaul on March 03, 2009, 05:21:26 pm
I LOVE to throw prinnies. I am not that fond of them but the exploding part and the "dood" make them worth keeping.

Plus I named the first three Voldemort, BastardPoetry(Just barely fit as one word), and GoJoe.
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Post by: Zozma on March 03, 2009, 05:49:30 pm
haha i still have only the first 3 you get and they are on like lvl 5 ish while my main group is lvl 50
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Post by: DarthPaul on March 03, 2009, 06:13:29 pm
I haven't bought any new ones either though I did make some generics for custom name/learning abilities purposes.

Woot for Zozma the green skull.
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Post by: Zozma on March 03, 2009, 07:54:09 pm
yeah thats cool, they actually have my element here <3

all 3 of my mains are powerhouses with magic. and i just got jennifer and gordon so ill probably do the same training for them, but damn jen only has a C in magic... is there any equip that raises that?
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Post by: AuraDragon on March 03, 2009, 11:16:57 pm
Disgaea?  I think your skill in weapons is determined by your class, meaning that you either need to change class (impossible with heros) or just make them excel at something else, like stabbing things.
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Post by: Zozma on March 03, 2009, 11:54:21 pm
yeah, i was hoping that there were items or perhaps residents in items that give a bonus tho proficiencies...
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Post by: tithin on March 04, 2009, 12:08:06 am
Quote from: "Zozma"yeah, i was hoping that there were items or perhaps residents in items that give a bonus tho proficiencies...

Weaponmasters
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Post by: SentinalBlade on March 04, 2009, 12:57:24 am
After using your skills, the weapon profiecency goes up.

just use the skills and weapons ALOT. having weaponsmasters at at least 30, helps the process... 300 is 300% faster...so 30 is 30% faster.
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Post by: SentinalBlade on March 04, 2009, 12:58:40 am
PrinyGod is amazing btw. MY absolute favorite unit...

Pringer Beam!!!! *shoots lasers while spinning in circles*
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Post by: DarthPaul on March 04, 2009, 12:46:56 pm
I shall have to get back to Disgaea later as now I am playing Dissidia very avidly.
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Post by: plainswalker18 on March 04, 2009, 01:04:39 pm
I played Disgaea 1 to death, but I still need to go back to Disgaea 3. I beat Baal, but I still have to unlock Lands of Carnage... I have pretty much all the Illegal tickets, but I just have to go do those stages.

Besides that I'm playing Metal Gear Online (online comes with Metal Gear Solid 4). It's a love/hate relationship, as Konami heavily favors one playstyle and LOLs at the idea of balance.
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Post by: Zozma on March 04, 2009, 03:11:29 pm
so even tho Jennifer has a C in staffs (magic) if her weapon has weaponmaster or is it armsmaster? equipped then she will still gain faster than a normal C rank? cause im tellin ya, even laharl who has a B its taking forever to get past lvl 10 rod/staff
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Post by: SentinalBlade on March 04, 2009, 03:26:17 pm
Yep yeap. its Armsmaster~ sorry for the confusion

I think rank ends up messing with your hit rate and damage(most people use skills anyways), not doesnt play to huge a role in leveling your weapon rank. It takes a LONG time, but i got to larharl to quite a high level in this one place...oh god its been so long sincei  played it...its in the map right before you fight gordon...all the enemies are set up in squares, all you have to do is the one move that targets a whole bunch of enemies in a square...cant remember the name of that either O.O

I think its a level 5 move.... Just put the item residents that increase attacko na weapon if you do this. it helps alot more if you can kill the guys in 1 or 2 turns, so you dont get killed yourself and spend loads of money. its rape if all you bring are armsmasters and your guys gets mauled.

you have a ps3 plains? now im jealous D:
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Post by: Zozma on March 04, 2009, 04:32:18 pm
yea i know that place with like 9 cat women thingies all in a neat little square, and i just keep giga ice ing them over and over

then theres that place with all the zombies and the  whole map is "exp+100" then if you stack several zombies into 1 you can get someone a quick level up
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Post by: plainswalker18 on March 04, 2009, 04:53:15 pm
If you're going for levels in Disgaea 1, it's pretty much a waste until you get to Cave of Ordeals 3. 9 enemies in 3x3 formation and +xp geopanels on the whole map. that's the map for getting to around level 2000-4000.

And PS3 is kind of meh. The selection is very mediocre, though the few games worth getting are great. This whole generation sucks pretty bad so far =/
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Post by: SentinalBlade on March 04, 2009, 05:44:03 pm
Yea. new consoles are a let down..

360 has best games, worst software and customer support.
PS3 has best software and planning/development.
Wii has excellent games, good software, good support, awful development, bug handeling, and even licesnsing new games

If youve read about "Bob's Game" youll know what im talking about.

They turned him down cause he made the DS game over 5 years by himself
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Post by: Zozma on March 04, 2009, 07:20:17 pm
ah cave of ordeals...

what about the added in characters for the psp version? i heard that you cant possibly get them untill a new game plus... is that true?

(psst i havent even activated prinny land yet, sad? :( )
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Post by: plainswalker18 on March 04, 2009, 07:22:38 pm
Hmm I don't have the PSP version, so I couldn't tell ya D:, but only Prinny Land?! You sicken me. SICKEN ME.
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Post by: Zozma on March 04, 2009, 07:34:55 pm
not "only", not EVEN activated, just available to get voted on lol...

anyway, yeah supposedly you can get Rozalin, Adell, Marjoly

Priere? i think too?
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Post by: SentinalBlade on March 04, 2009, 07:48:27 pm
Priere is DS
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Post by: plainswalker18 on March 04, 2009, 07:51:49 pm
I know you can get Rozalin and Adell in 3, but not in the PS2 version of 1. Maybe the PSP version is different. Also you can get Priere and Marjoly on the first run iirc. You just need to have a high enough level in the Senate and be on the last chapter I think. Priere and Marjoly are both easy to get if you don't mind abusing the AI. Throw Priere out to one of the floating islands and then rip her apart with Dimensional Slash. For Marjoly get her behind of the obstacles near her thrown and then while keeping it between you move far enough way so you can just hit her with Dimensional Slash. The AI won't be able to move close enough to attack you in one turn, so it will just stay and wait for you to advance even though you're damaging it safely out of range.
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Post by: Zozma on March 04, 2009, 07:55:47 pm
thanks for the tip, i wonder if they are all that useful at magics being monster classes and all....

i am playing the psp version, ld said u can get adell and rosalin for sure... but i guess you have to be pretty high level
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Post by: tithin on March 04, 2009, 08:19:40 pm
That's because bob is fucking crazy.
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Post by: SentinalBlade on March 04, 2009, 08:21:37 pm
Rosalin and Adell are on the last level of Cave of Ordeals. Zetta in the Stellar Graveyard.

Marjoly is avaliable. Priere was re-added in the DS version. she is not present in the PSP

Quote- Have Adell, Rozalin and Zetta fighting, but no recruiting. Pleinair is also not available for recruiting
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Post by: tithin on March 04, 2009, 08:40:54 pm
Quote from: "SentinalBlade"she is not present in the PSP


Pretty sure I have her in my party.
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Post by: SentinalBlade on March 04, 2009, 08:52:11 pm
Lol, im pretty sure you cant get her.

shes just an NPC in the psp >.<

That quote is used in various guides i had to look up :O
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Post by: Zozma on March 04, 2009, 09:03:22 pm
well, i heard that both her and uhh miss beauty castle are both "monster" class which puts them at a disadvantage? hopefully their int is good enough for magic since they cant use weapons
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Post by: PX_Timefordeath on March 04, 2009, 10:37:39 pm
Fire Emblem: The Shadow Dragon

Bad idea to give me an arena so early, i have level 30(!!!!) godlike Marth in chapter 5!
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Post by: SentinalBlade on March 05, 2009, 06:14:52 am
PX

Id like to see you do that in level 5 hard mode.

good luck, My General sometimes fails
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Post by: DarthPaul on March 05, 2009, 10:38:31 am
In any FE game with the right state of mind, the colloseums are not so hard to beat. If you get cocky though you shouldn't even try.

^^ Have yet to have a character killed in any FE game I have ever played. ^^
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Post by: SentinalBlade on March 06, 2009, 03:14:09 am
in the new one for the DS, they made 5 types of hard mode.

5 star set me back 2 weeks on SoR i got so frustratingly addicted(back in december)
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Post by: DarthPaul on March 06, 2009, 10:46:28 am
Sweetness.

I have to get a copy now.

SPECIAL NOTE: Always play on the hardest difficulty available. It makes you a better gamer.


Now playing Crisis Core.
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Post by: PX_Timefordeath on March 07, 2009, 12:05:15 am
Quote from: "Disgaea: Hour of Darkness"Aramis: The fists of a Dark Karate master... The legs of the fastest demon in
        the Netherworld...
Aramis: The brain of Mahogany, a famous sorcerer... The iron body of
        Hercules...
Aramis: And a horse wiener, all combined into one! The Netherworld's ultimate
        zombie!!
Laharl: What'd you say!?
Laharl: A horse wiener!? Now, THAT's dangerous! Guys, don't let your guard
        down!!

Oh my Zodiac, I want Disgaea now for the funny ass script.
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Post by: LastingDawn on March 07, 2009, 02:22:01 pm
Yes, Disgaea is a great game, with a positively witty script, the story in and of itself is a lesson of morals, but getting there is half the fun.
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Post by: DarthPaul on March 07, 2009, 04:58:52 pm
I was fond to find a series with a pretty much original script.

Not too many cliches that I can lay my finger on.

The wit is always fun too.
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Post by: Dominic NY18 on March 07, 2009, 06:03:42 pm
Currently playing FFXII, Chrono Trigger DS (again), and FFIV DS (again).
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Post by: SentinalBlade on March 08, 2009, 03:20:49 pm
Im pretty much immobile while im sick and in bed.... so portables for the win...

Phantasy Star Portable(US) :: PSP
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Post by: DarthPaul on March 08, 2009, 03:53:27 pm
Not feeling well myself.

Playing FF7.

Thank god for eboots.
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Post by: Asmo X on March 09, 2009, 12:10:37 am
sick again sentinel? what happened this time?
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Post by: PX_Timefordeath on March 09, 2009, 12:34:35 am
Vanilla Holy Swordsman SSCC, with Aerith instead of Ramza for the lawlz.  Once i clean up the floor of enemies killed with giant swords of lightning, I'll continue with 1.3
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Post by: Kaijyuu on March 09, 2009, 01:47:00 am
WoW, Earthbound 0 on and off, FFT (mostly for hacking purposes), trying to get into Vagrant Story, and SMW (again for hacking purposes).
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Post by: CidIII on March 09, 2009, 06:03:51 pm
What's Phantasy Star Portable like?

I'm currently hitting up some Crisis Core, I've had this game for a while never actually played it, it's pretty cool. Now that I have a 16 Gig Stick I can have so many games  :twisted:
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Post by: Smitson on March 09, 2009, 07:26:44 pm
Quote from: "CidIII"What's Phantasy Star Portable like?

I'm currently hitting up some Crisis Core, I've had this game for a while never actually played it, it's pretty cool. Now that I have a 16 Gig Stick I can have so many games  :twisted:

Have you played Dissida? Even though I can't understand the story, i'm loving the gameplay.
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Post by: Zozma on March 13, 2009, 04:41:45 pm
hah, i finally unlocked "angel" on disgaea i love the way they talk they sound evil even when they are casting healing spells.

"Die", "Pray"

lol at least thats what it sounds like they are saying.

then again i guess they are this game's version of "evil" right? since the angels are the enemies?
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Post by: Kaijyuu on March 13, 2009, 07:56:11 pm
Not really. The Angel units are just grunt soldiers. I suppose they carry some of the stereotyping that Vulcanis epitomizes (I think Lamington said that most of heaven was like that to some degree), but your average Angel unit is probably less "evil" than your average demon one. Just prejudicial and self righteous.
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Post by: Zozma on March 13, 2009, 08:30:55 pm
b-but she had an axe! and she said "Die!" and chopped me down with it :o
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Post by: Kourama on March 14, 2009, 07:07:20 pm
Playing Madworld, RE5 and the occasional SFIV online.
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Post by: Cheetah on March 14, 2009, 11:17:06 pm
I'm looking forward to Madworld, looks pretty freaking sweet.

I'm also trying to finish Killzone Liberation for the PSP, has taken me like a year to beat one level... I'm through the main campaign now and am trying to beat the bonus downloadable chapter. Freaking good PSP game.

Valkyrie Chronicles for PS3 is still the best RPG I have played since FFXII.
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Post by: Dominic NY18 on March 15, 2009, 01:11:10 am
Valkyrie Chronicles is on my "To Buy" list for next month. I really should finish some of the other games I'm playing before buying a few more.
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Post by: Cheetah on March 15, 2009, 01:35:44 am
I'm telling you, every FFT fan is doing themselves a disservice by not playing Valkyrie Chronicles. Though I suppose the same could be said for Disgaea and I have never played that... I will put in on my to play list.
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Post by: Zozma on March 15, 2009, 02:19:33 am
Valkyrie Chronicles?

hmmm ill have to check that out
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Post by: Smitson on March 15, 2009, 02:30:52 am
Quote from: "Cheetah"I'm telling you, every FFT fan is doing themselves a disservice by not playing Valkyrie Chronicles. Though I suppose the same could be said for Disgaea and I have never played that... I will put in on my to play list.

What system is it for? I
I tried Disgaea: Afternoon of darkness. And i'm going to be honest, it sucked balls. It wasn't fun, it was boring and stupid. I mean it was decent, but I had more fun playing FFTA2.
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Post by: Zozma on March 15, 2009, 02:43:03 am
i like disgaea but, theres a bit of grinding just do do some of the sidestuff
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Post by: Cheetah on March 15, 2009, 03:11:47 am
Valkyrie Chronicles is exclusive for PS3.

http://www.gametrailers.com/game/5515.html (http://www.gametrailers.com/game/5515.html)
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Post by: Kaijyuu on March 15, 2009, 04:15:31 am
Quote from: "Zozma"i like disgaea but, theres a bit of grinding just do do some of the sidestuff
Indeed. I never thought before it than "extra stuff" could make a game worse.

Doing cave of trials 3 1000 times really isn't my idea of fun.
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Post by: DarthPaul on March 15, 2009, 10:59:32 am
Smitson you are blaspheming *douses with holy water*

Now playing P4..........I am riveted to say the least.
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Post by: Kourama on March 15, 2009, 12:02:32 pm
Quote from: "Cheetah"I'm telling you, every FFT fan is doing themselves a disservice by not playing Valkyrie Chronicles. Though I suppose the same could be said for Disgaea and I have never played that... I will put in on my to play list.

I'd say the same about playing Wild Arms XF on the PSP. SRPG with the most balanced job system I've seen so far and a decent game as well.

As for Madworld, so far its a decent game. Great graphics, pretty fun, and the controls work well. It does seem like a lot more could've been done though, in terms of gameplay. Either make the main character able to do more moves, or increase interactivity with the environment. Either way its still a good game and I'm glad I bought it.

Edit: I just finished buying Madworld and RE5 and now I want to buy Valkyrie Chronicles thanks to your recommendation. Damn you Cheetah!
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Post by: Kenshin72 on March 15, 2009, 02:31:02 pm
Resident Evil 5 and Street Fighter IV yo.
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Post by: CidIII on March 15, 2009, 05:49:17 pm
9 days until Gears of War 2 update!
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Post by: Archael on March 15, 2009, 06:17:07 pm
GoW2 is getting an update?
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Post by: CidIII on March 15, 2009, 07:01:54 pm
Yeah to stop all the fucking lag switchers among other gay oddities.
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Post by: Smitson on March 15, 2009, 07:27:03 pm
Gears of War 2 sucks.
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Post by: Archael on March 15, 2009, 07:36:24 pm
I own it and played it through

fun for a first playthrough

havent touched it since
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Post by: CidIII on March 15, 2009, 09:39:55 pm
Quote from: "Smitson"Gears of War 2 sucks.

You suck faggot.
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Post by: DarthPaul on March 15, 2009, 11:32:54 pm
Gears of War has the best multi-player I have ever had the privilege of playing.
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Post by: Archael on March 16, 2009, 12:19:54 am
I never got into GoW 1 or 2 multi

I own them both tho and have XBL but never use it

if you guyz uouzzo will play w/ me ill fire it up... I got GH4 too
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Post by: Smitson on March 16, 2009, 01:09:38 am
For 360 I got
Gears 1 & 2
Halo 3
COD5
GH3
MADDEN 09
Saints Row 1 & 2
GTA4
Soul Calibur 4
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Post by: philsov on March 21, 2009, 09:12:46 pm
Audiosurf.

Streetlight Manifesto and Infected Mushroom are neck and neck on hardest artists out of my library.
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Post by: Kuraudo Sutoraifu on March 21, 2009, 11:49:01 pm
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Armored Core: For Answer
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Post by: DarthPaul on March 22, 2009, 12:10:09 am
I need to buy Audiosurf, thanks for the reminder philsov.
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Post by: Madmartigan on March 22, 2009, 12:30:23 am
Nickelodeon Guts: SNES
(http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/0/588530_47134_front.jpg)
Home Improvement: SNES
(http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/5/588375_40232_front.jpg)
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Post by: Kaijyuu on March 22, 2009, 12:47:46 am
I thought that the simpsons was the only sitcom with a video game. I can only imagine how horrible one based on home improvement would be.
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Post by: LastingDawn on March 22, 2009, 02:27:53 am
It had Dinosaurs, believe it or not...
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Post by: DarthPaul on March 22, 2009, 09:32:28 am
I'd believe it.


Even then video games had "interesting" games.
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Post by: Dominic NY18 on March 23, 2009, 11:07:26 pm
Still playing FFXII. I stopped playing FFIV DS and Chrono Trigger. Instead, I'm playing Patapon 2 and about to start Resident Evil 5.
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Post by: Skip Sandwich on March 23, 2009, 11:23:35 pm
just started up Shadow of the Collossus, it's pretty fun so far, though I tend to get lost a lot traveling between the collosai
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Post by: Kuraudo Sutoraifu on March 24, 2009, 01:11:55 am
Mmmmmmm.... Shadow of the Colossus... delicious.
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Post by: PX_Timefordeath on March 24, 2009, 06:50:57 pm
Yay! Someone to join the SoC club!
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Post by: Archael on March 24, 2009, 07:57:33 pm
Quote from: "Kuraudo Sutoraifu"Armored Core: For Answer

I have this too

been dying to play more of it
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Post by: Smitson on March 25, 2009, 01:01:37 am
FUCK YOU MICROSOFT! Make a decent system damn it. 3rd time my 360's broke in 2 years. At least their sending me a new one this time.
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Post by: Cheetah on March 25, 2009, 01:25:30 am
Shadow of the Colossus is such a great underrated game, along with Eco. I think I need to replay both these games now that I'm thinking about it...

I finally beat the main story of Killzone: Liberation including the downloadable Chapter 5, which was really good btw. The game as a whole is really well done with excellent controls and gameplay and I hope they think about making a sequel someday. To try and prevent myself from buying Killzone 2 I bought the original Killzone instead and I'm going to play that and hope that drains me of all desire to get the new one.
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Post by: Kuraudo Sutoraifu on March 25, 2009, 02:04:29 am
Quote from: "Voldemort"I have this too.  Been dying to play more of it

The Singleplayer/Coop is the best of the entire series, but I've heard that the online multiplayer sucks.
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Post by: Asmo X on March 25, 2009, 03:30:35 am
Quote from: "Cheetah"Shadow of the Colossus is such a great underrated game

You're kidding right? It was extremely well-reviewed. In fact, I think the scores were probably a bit too high.
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Post by: DarthPaul on March 25, 2009, 08:51:37 am
Same here.

If your going to make a game with only boss fights make it simpler to get from fight to fight or I'm going to chuck the controller and quit.

Sadly that is why Koizumi won't let me review this game, quote -> "Because you are not capable of understanding it's brilliance."
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Post by: Asmo X on March 25, 2009, 10:01:23 am
I didn't mind the riding around in SotC. The world was unbelievable. It was the gimmicky boss fights that annoyed me. I especially hated anything that shot crap at you.
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Post by: DarthPaul on March 25, 2009, 10:14:39 am
True enough the whole get on the thing and stab the glowing part was just awkward, especially when it was flying around with you on it.
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Post by: Archael on March 25, 2009, 11:31:30 am
(http://www.ffhacktics.com/forum/images/avatars/14969108749a6c3b676ae9.jpg)

nice traps there
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Post by: Kenshin72 on March 25, 2009, 11:14:32 pm
Patapon 2
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Post by: Cheetah on March 25, 2009, 11:21:31 pm
I just think Shadow of the Colossus and Eco are games that everyone should play, and it makes me sad that everyone hasn't. Great games and creators who don't get enough credit when they should thus there aren't many games with that kind of atmosphere around. Zack and Wiki on the Wii is another good example.
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Post by: philsov on April 18, 2009, 11:40:09 am
Brigandine -- PSX

I've had the iso for some time, but back when I first tried it there was a freezing problem.  But that's all been fixed now.  Its an Atlus SRPG.  It plays very similar to the bastard child of Ogre Battle and Tactics Ogre, or dare I suggest it has some Romance of the Three Kingdoms or Dynasty Tactics.  You've got towns to attack and defend, and each battle is hexagon grid based.  

It's AWESOME.
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Post by: beawulfx on April 18, 2009, 11:42:49 am
That's sitting in my folder waiting to be played as well Phil! I decided to go with Vandal Hearts first though. It's a SRPG as well, pretty fun with some difficulty too. Forces you to play defensively or get your butt kicked, at least early on. And there is some class advancement too with branching class paths and the like. I'm quite enjoying it so far.
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Post by: Cheetah on April 25, 2009, 01:52:58 pm
Okay I beat Killzone: Liberation for the PSP. A very well done game and a perfect play for all shooter fans on the PSP. I will be very excited if they end up making a sequel to this. Yeah too many good things for me to say about this game and I have no complaints.

So after taking out the PSP version I took on the original Killzone in attempt to satiate my desire for Killzone 2. I think Killzone has a few flaws that kept it from being a bigger success. First off it starts out really slow and it takes a while to get all the playable characters, which is when the game really starts heating up. The different characters adds depth and replayability to the game, but the level select screen and system really don't lend themselves to replays because they don't show how well you did in the level before, who you have completed the level with, etc. I think I would still be playing the single player campaign if it did. Also there are essentially no unlockables or bonuses of anykind. The game as a whole is quite good though with the highlights being the story and characters (odd I know). Plus playing it on the PS3 really seems to cut down on the technical glitches which is a plus. Oh and most of these replay deficits I'm talking about are mostly amended by the great multiplayer.

I'm still making progress though Valkyria Chronicles, the anime just started up and is quite good btw. I made a lot of progress in FFIV on DS on my last vacation.

I also just got Excitebots on the Wii and that will likely suck up a bit of time. I think Excitetrucks is a very underated game and this new sequel is totally awesome. I would really recommend people take a look at both because they are great arcade racers.
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Post by: Dominic NY18 on May 03, 2009, 01:23:58 am
Still playing part 2 of my avatar and sig.

It's become addictive. Again...
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Post by: Redux on May 03, 2009, 11:21:40 am
Persona 4. Wow its addicting. Fun game. Love the 1 more turn battle system. Its a punishing game thoguh. The backstory has a great depth to it. Rent it if you can. Be warned, its hard to find. =)
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Post by: Cheetah on May 03, 2009, 11:26:09 pm
Retro Game Challenge for DS. A very cool idea and a very fun game. It is especially cool since I randomly started watching the subbed Game Center CX episodes which this game is based off of, I didn't even realize the two were related till I started up the game. If you have any appreciation of old school gaming you owe it to yourself to give this game a try. Plus the sequel is coming out in Japan and we wouldn't want them to think we didn't like the first one!
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Post by: Shade on May 04, 2009, 02:38:08 am
Playing metal gear solid 3, final fantasy tactics 1.3, final fantasy V, also just finished ratchet & clank 3.
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Post by: dwib on May 04, 2009, 03:08:23 am
I'm playing Sonny 2
Sure it's a flash game, but it hardly seems like one.
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Post by: KazeKasano on May 04, 2009, 03:18:08 am
I'm playing Tactics A2 and Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time.

Really great games, though I get the feeling A2 is a little maligned around here. Really, it's a solid game, with tons of things to do (most of which I don't), and the graphics (especially the maps) are vibrant and beautiful.
Echoes of Time is a really great multiplayer experience, much greater than either of the other main entries in this subseries. Honestly, I've not had so much fun with my roommates in ages. The ability to accidentally pick up your team-mates can be annoying when trying to pick up items, but on the other hand can be truly hilarious. We were in a lava dungeon, and my best friend gets a phone call, so he sets down his DS and leaves the room. My other roommate and I just picked him up and fooled around with him for awhile. When he got back, we'd already been through three rooms, carrying him.

Both great games, all in all.
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Post by: gojoe on May 04, 2009, 11:00:37 am
anyone play suikoden tierkreis yet? im about to go get it today
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Post by: beawulfx on May 04, 2009, 11:40:02 am
I've been playing it for a while. It's fun, but it doesn't feel as much like Suikoden as I'd like. I'm having fun with it, but I'm not gripped and moderately obsessed like I was with 1,2, 3 and 5. It's fun but not up to par I guess, still worth playing though I was just hoping it could rival the best in the Suikoden world and I don't feel it does.
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Post by: SentinalBlade on May 06, 2009, 10:38:26 pm
Final Fantasy 5+

Small hack by Jorgen; Greatly increases the difficulty of it. its like having to relearn FFT for 1.3, except i was already playing FFT like crazy.

When i started this un, i had to take each jobs flaws into consideration, and switch them accordingly. unlike the first playthrough, where i used what i thought looked badass.
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Post by: Cheetah on May 06, 2009, 10:44:50 pm
I finally got my hands on the Monster Hunter 3 demo. So freaking awesome, I can't wait till the actual game comes out.
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Post by: Dominic NY18 on May 06, 2009, 11:07:40 pm
Quote from: "SentinalBlade"Final Fantasy 5+

Small hack by Jorgen; Greatly increases the difficulty of it. its like having to relearn FFT for 1.3, except i was already playing FFT like crazy.

When i started this un, i had to take each jobs flaws into consideration, and switch them accordingly. unlike the first playthrough, where i used what i thought looked badass.

I was thinking about beginning a new playthrough of the Advance version.
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Post by: Kaijyuu on May 07, 2009, 02:24:37 am
I've played through 5 about 4 or 5 times now. Good game, though it does get old after a while.
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Post by: philsov on May 07, 2009, 11:07:16 am
Quote from: "SentinalBlade"Final Fantasy 5+

Small hack by Jorgen; Greatly increases the difficulty of it. its like having to relearn FFT for 1.3, except i was already playing FFT like crazy.

When i started this un, i had to take each jobs flaws into consideration, and switch them accordingly. unlike the first playthrough, where i used what i thought looked badass.

Oh, I'll definately slap that one onto the queue.  Link?

Bought Persona 4 recently.  There's a few points of annoyance -- like how I'm 4+ hours into and still getting tutorial steps along the way, and how the dialogue is something like:

Friend: "Hey, let's go to the quad."
-You decice to go to the quad-

They could do without all the recapping and internalizing, but those two facets aside it's a nice twist on the standard RPG and throws in time/social/skill management to the tune of Wall Street Kid.
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Post by: beawulfx on May 07, 2009, 11:14:00 am
Wow SB, I definitely want to give that a run. I've played through 5 so many times, done a few SCCs, I would love to try it again in a modified way! Thanks for the heads up.
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Post by: SentinalBlade on May 07, 2009, 04:49:10 pm
Its still in progress, they only have up to a certain point done. But Jorgur/Jorgen has been hard at work dissassembling the ENTIRE ff5 ROM... link to his work would be http://slickproductions.org/forum/index.php?topic=491.0 (http://slickproductions.org/forum/index.php?topic=491.0)

And the romhacking.net post has more information on ff5+, so i will give that. you can find his ff5+ forum in the above link by backtracking a bit.

Note: Latest version is 0.05

http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.p ... 598.0.html (http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,5598.0.html)
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Post by: Redux on May 07, 2009, 06:18:03 pm
Quote from: "philsov"
Quote from: "SentinalBlade"Final Fantasy 5+

Small hack by Jorgen; Greatly increases the difficulty of it. its like having to relearn FFT for 1.3, except i was already playing FFT like crazy.

When i started this un, i had to take each jobs flaws into consideration, and switch them accordingly. unlike the first playthrough, where i used what i thought looked badass.

Oh, I'll definately slap that one onto the queue.  Link?

Bought Persona 4 recently.  There's a few points of annoyance -- like how I'm 4+ hours into and still getting tutorial steps along the way, and how the dialogue is something like:

Friend: "Hey, let's go to the quad."
-You decice to go to the quad-

They could do without all the recapping and internalizing, but those two facets aside it's a nice twist on the standard RPG and throws in time/social/skill management to the tune of Wall Street Kid.
^this but i love the characters.
especially kanji's inner conflict, and naoto's little dungeon/issue)
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Post by: philsov on May 07, 2009, 06:41:21 pm
Quote from: "SentinalBlade"http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,5598.0.html

 - Healing staff casts cure

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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Post by: bisekibungaku on May 21, 2009, 02:22:40 pm
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion,
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

And of course, Tactics
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Post by: Archael on May 21, 2009, 05:13:24 pm
Knytt Stories
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Post by: Jumza on May 21, 2009, 07:45:32 pm
FFTA2
 FFT
 started new file on FFTA but after 1 play through I think its kinda boring. :(
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Post by: PX_Timefordeath on May 23, 2009, 11:15:48 pm
PixelJunk Eden
Fallout 3
PS3

comp got fried by spyware so no tactics :(

Recording my playthrough
www.youtube.com/PXTimefordeath (http://www.youtube.com/PXTimefordeath)
if anyone cares
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Post by: beawulfx on May 24, 2009, 12:48:19 am
I just finished Suikoden Tierkreis for the DS and Vandal Hearts for the PSX so I am now on the search for my next couple games.

I think my next DS game will be Dragon Quest V, and I'll focus on that first!
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Post by: Kourama on May 24, 2009, 01:16:18 pm
Now playing:

Punchout and Valkyrie Chronicles
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Post by: deadlyangel91792 on June 02, 2009, 10:41:57 am
im currently playing cod5 on my ps3 and playing through fft 1.3 on my psp
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Post by: beawulfx on June 02, 2009, 10:56:10 am
Fire Emblem VI: Sword of Seals - Chapter 21x, almost finished
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride - Early on, just got the wagon, time to start recruiting monsters!
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King - Still kind of on hiatus, almost finished though. Need to get back on it!
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Post by: Vanya on June 02, 2009, 04:02:48 pm
Super Princess Peach
->I'm loving the art style. I might remake the SMW GFX in this style.
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Post by: Dominic NY18 on June 03, 2009, 12:36:55 am
Now playing:
Syphon Filter 3
Chrono Trigger DS (I never finished it)
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Post by: Oblivion on June 03, 2009, 05:43:04 am
I am now playing:

Final Fantasy IX
Final Fantasy V Advance
Star Wars: Renegade Squadron
Megaman X5
Megaman Battle Network
Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (I'm trying to hack this ROM, but I don't have a clue where to start...)
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Post by: DarthPaul on June 03, 2009, 10:52:52 am
Drakengard.

Currently powerleveling all of my weapons.
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Post by: Vanya on June 03, 2009, 11:11:39 am
I liked Drakengard! There's something to be said for torching your enemies while from the back of a huge dragon! Ultimate pwnage!
I have it, but never finished it. Maybe I'll go back to it next. Then maybe I'll actually play the sequel.
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Post by: DarthPaul on June 03, 2009, 11:18:07 am
I have never finished it either, mainly because of the dragon thing. It is like the Spiderman games in that regard.

Also the second one is really nicely done, and when you switch weapons you play as the character in your party who wields those weapons, except there are times when one member or another is missing from your party. Also I think the main character (name escapes me) is the only one who can call the dragon though that is not so big a deal.
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Post by: Oblivion on June 03, 2009, 04:30:02 pm
Quote from: "darthpaul"I have never finished it either, mainly because of the dragon thing. It is like the Spiderman games in that regard.

Also the second one is really nicely done, and when you switch weapons you play as the character in your party who wields those weapons, except there are times when one member or another is missing from your party. Also I think the main character (name escapes me) is the only one who can call the dragon though that is not so big a deal.

His name is Nowe (pronouced "no way").
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Post by: DarthPaul on June 03, 2009, 04:31:35 pm
Thanks Ehrgeiz.

The ax guy was Uriel or something like that right? Those two are the only ones I forgot.
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Post by: Oblivion on June 03, 2009, 04:35:41 pm
Quote from: "darthpaul"Thanks Ehrgeiz.

The ax guy was Uriel or something like that right? Those two are the only ones I forgot.

No problem.
Lol. Uriel reminds me of the old lady from Courage the Cowardly Dog. His name was... crap what was his name..... Oh yeah! Ulrick (may be spelled wrong). The only think I didn't like about Drakengard 2 was that only certain characters could do certain tasks. I kind of got use to Caim slaughtering all the foes on the battlefield.
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Post by: DarthPaul on June 03, 2009, 05:19:53 pm
Then where have I heard Uriel before. An angel's name got it.

Also yea Caim was the silent swordsman with the ability to kill hundreds of thousand of units in a single playthrough.

I think I'm up to around 47,000 if I recall correctly.
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Post by: Oblivion on June 04, 2009, 07:20:52 am
Quote from: "darthpaul"I think I'm up to around 47,000 if I recall correctly.

Holy shit! You play more than I do! I think I have 31,876 (I'm looking at it right now).
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Post by: DarthPaul on June 04, 2009, 11:18:55 am
Quote from: "ehrgeiz20"
Quote from: "darthpaul"I think I'm up to around 47,000 if I recall correctly.

Holy shit! You play more than I do! I think I have 31,876 (I'm looking at it right now).

When I first got the game years ago a friend of mine and I had a challenge to see who could kill the most units in a month without the dragon.

I killed just over 700k he killed about 850k. I was ashamed.
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Post by: Cheetah on June 13, 2009, 03:34:30 am
Uncharted 2 online beta. It is looking pretty sweet and it has the potential to have some staying power.
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Post by: Redux on June 13, 2009, 08:13:57 pm
Persona 3:FES. Not as cool system for battle as 4 but i <3 the story. First the journey then the answer hehe.
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Post by: DarthPaul on June 13, 2009, 11:16:45 pm
Quote from: "Redux"Persona 3:FES. Not as cool system for battle as 4 but i <3 the story. First the journey then the answer hehe.

When you beat SMT Persona 3 Fes there is an ending.
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Post by: Smitson on June 14, 2009, 01:33:45 am
Now playing:
Valkyria Chronicles
Metal Gear Solid 4
Pokemon Platinum
Call of Duty 5
Star Ocean 2: Second Evolution
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Post by: beawulfx on June 14, 2009, 02:06:21 am
I just finished Dragon Quest V and now I am working on, and almost finished of, Dragon Quest VIII! Then I will start VII.

Thank god I discovered the joy of Dragon Quest with those DS remakes. So awesome.
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Post by: Aquilae on June 14, 2009, 05:26:51 am
ChinaFE, a chinese hack of Fire Emblem 8. Its basically increased difficulty and replaced characters, story hasn't changed.
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Post by: Redux on June 14, 2009, 08:52:32 am
Quote from: "darthpaul"
Quote from: "Redux"Persona 3:FES. Not as cool system for battle as 4 but i <3 the story. First the journey then the answer hehe.

When you beat SMT Persona 3 Fes there is an ending.
What do you mean? I know the story for both sections already, DP.
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Post by: DarthPaul on June 14, 2009, 11:04:39 am
It was a joke that flew over your head.
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Post by: Archael on June 14, 2009, 11:51:06 am
the joke:

QuoteWhen you beat SMT Persona 3 Fes there is an ending.

apparently it flew over my head too
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Post by: DarthPaul on June 14, 2009, 01:38:08 pm
Quote from: "Voldemort"the joke:

QuoteWhen you beat SMT Persona 3 Fes there is an ending.

apparently it flew over my head too

The fact that it is in spoilers was the joke. All games have definite endings. Unless they are released horrendously ahead of schedule. In fact I have never played a game without an ending. Unless they have made a Sopranos game.
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Post by: akwikone on June 14, 2009, 02:16:48 pm
Quote from: "darthpaul"The fact that it is in spoilers was the joke. All games have definite endings. Unless they are released horrendously ahead of schedule. In fact I have never played a game without an ending. Unless they have made a Sopranos game.


have you ever played WoW, Runescape, or everquest?
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Post by: DarthPaul on June 14, 2009, 03:07:52 pm
Quote from: "akwikone"
Quote from: "darthpaul"The fact that it is in spoilers was the joke. All games have definite endings. Unless they are released horrendously ahead of schedule. In fact I have never played a game without an ending. Unless they have made a Sopranos game.


have you ever played WoW, Runescape, or everquest?


Technically those have very anticlimactic endings after you max everything and beat all the quests. They may have a lot of end game crap but once you get to endgame you are done. Till the next update that is. MMOs don't really count as games even, they are more like jobs you don't get payed for.
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Post by: Vanya on June 14, 2009, 04:57:08 pm
I have to totally agree with you on that one, DP.
That's why I'm pretty miffed that FFXIV is going to be FFXI-2.
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Post by: DarthPaul on June 15, 2009, 11:05:33 am
It is?! Well there is another game in the franchise I'm not touching.
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Post by: philsov on June 15, 2009, 11:20:30 am
QuoteThey may have a lot of end game crap but once you get to endgame you are done.

"Blargh I am dead.  See you next week!"
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Post by: philsov on June 24, 2009, 03:31:53 pm
Anyways, beat Persona 4 a week or so ago.  It was going along so well to combine many old school elements into a newschool modern setting.  

UNTIL!

They pulled the "oh, I'm not the real bad guy, the real bad guy is someone who's been present in this 60-hour game for about 5 seconds up to this point, but he's really the evil super mastermind, so kill him now.

It's like Scooby Doo meets Super Mario Bros.

So I re-installed my old Wizardry:Gold (Crusaders of the Dark Savant, for you purists out there!) CD and am taking another crack it.  It's been years since I played the game (and even then put it down like... halfway through).  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wizardry_V ... ark_Savant (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wizardry_VII:_Crusaders_of_the_Dark_Savant)

Going for a sweet composite party.  At around level 10 or so all the front liners and back rowers will swap into each other's jobs.  It'll kill their base stats but their skills will more than make up the difference.  Rolling up the characters was a pain, though.  I needed 18+ all around :'(
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Post by: DarthPaul on June 24, 2009, 04:21:28 pm
Quote from: "philsov"
They pulled the "oh, I'm not the real bad guy, the real bad guy is someone who's been present in this 60-hour game for about 5 seconds up to this point, but he's really the evil super mastermind, so kill him now.

It's like Scooby Doo meets Super Mario Bros.



What do you mean? The real killer is all over this game. The scapegoat is the one who was there for 5 seconds before hand. Namatame was only interactive for about the first cut-scene unless you ran into him in town. Then he was just spouting gibberish.

Unless.......this leads me to believe you got the bad ending. Who was the last boss you fought?
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Post by: philsov on June 24, 2009, 04:27:11 pm
Izanami.
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Post by: Kuraudo Sutoraifu on June 24, 2009, 04:31:30 pm
Quote from: "philsov"
They pulled the "oh, I'm not the real bad guy, the real bad guy is someone who's been present in this 60-hour game for about 5 seconds up to this point, but he's really the evil super mastermind, so kill him now.

It's like Scooby Doo meets Super Mario Bros.

That's they way I kinda felt about FFVIII.  "The Sorceress Edea is the bad guy." [Two discs later] "Wait, no... Sorceress Adel is the bad guy..." [One disc later] "Wait, no... who the hell is Sorceress Ultimecia?  She was manipulating everything from the beginning, but is just now mentioned? SHE'S THE BAD GUY?
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Post by: DarthPaul on June 24, 2009, 04:41:37 pm
Would make perfect sense if Adachi wasn't there the whole time. I don't know about you but I suspected him from the very beginning. That and he is in every cut scene you have with the police, and every other scene at the secret headquarters. Namatame is what through me for a loop.


Anyway, playing an SMT game you kind of see these things coming. That handshake in the beginning was perfect though. It makes you think "WHAT THE FUCK" at the time, then you forget about it until much later. They could have worked it out better but it is not a bad plot twist. Without it you would actually have the plot hole of "where did Protagonist, Adachi, and Namatane get their powers". Along with where Ameno-Sagiri came from.
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Post by: philsov on June 24, 2009, 05:09:03 pm
Quote from: "darthpaul"
That handshake in the beginning was perfect though. It makes you think "WHAT THE FUCK" at the time, then you forget about it until much later. They could have worked it out better but it is not a bad plot twist. Without it you would actually have the plot hole of "where did Protagonist, Adachi, and Namatane get their powers". Along with where Ameno-Sagiri came from.

That handshake was just a handshake.  I didn't think anything of it, tbh.  The plot hole could've easily been fixed when Adachi got clobbered with a simple non-combative evil spirit dying via cutscene or in some lame change of heart "ok I'll walk away now" type deal.  Just seemed kind of excessive to have ANOTHER final dungeon and boss.

That and I blew most of my somas on adachi because I thought he was the last guy.  prick.
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Post by: DarthPaul on June 24, 2009, 05:14:59 pm
Well that sucks. I did not blow all off my somas as I had one left after the battle.

But that is the only handshake in the game that vibrates your controller so it is more than "just" a handshake.
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Post by: DarthPaul on June 28, 2009, 02:39:07 am
Just finished Silent Hill 2. All I have to say right now is damn that was easily a top five best game ever.

Finished in 7 hours 59 minutes and 55 seconds with a near perfect score and from what Koizumi told me, the best ending in the game.
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Post by: White1N on June 28, 2009, 10:12:15 am
Brigandine the legend of forsena(PSX)
anyone have played this game?
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Post by: Zozma on July 02, 2009, 07:23:32 pm
FFIV DS remake with PAR/Codebreaker

what can i say, i've always loved ff4 and ff6.

and i love what they have done in this remake.
the story is exactly the same tho, im not missing anything by using codes...

the augment system they added combined with the right game shark codes allows me to have an FFV style job system (tho the characters develope in specific ways) poor edge, getting the boot from the final party to Edward, of all people, but with white and black magic instead of hide and salve lol.
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Post by: Vanya on July 02, 2009, 10:49:32 pm
Finally beat Super Princess Peach! ^_^
I'm hittin' Gauntlet Seven Sarrows with my fiance ridin' shotgun!
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Post by: philsov on July 04, 2009, 12:09:10 pm
Quote from: "White1N"Brigandine the legend of forsena(PSX)
anyone have played this game?

hell yeah.  I love the hex grid.  /swoon
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Post by: Archael on July 04, 2009, 12:55:52 pm
I always wanted to play Super Princess Peach
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Post by: Smash on July 04, 2009, 06:28:18 pm
Vagrant story
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Post by: beawulfx on July 04, 2009, 07:51:24 pm
I recently finished DQVIII and now I am enjoying the hell out of VII.

Man this series kicks all sorts of ass.

Also facing down the elite four in Pokemon Platinum on DS, been slowly picking away at that game for a while now when not working on Dragon Quest.
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Post by: Gotwald on July 05, 2009, 02:11:19 pm
I bought a PS3 Recently, and have pretty much just been grinding my way through CoD4 , which before that I was grinding my way through CoD WaW on Wii(Which is amazingly fun if you get a chance to try it).

I want to keep playing FFT, but I refuse to stop playing 1.3 because it is hard, and I just can't seem to beat Weigraf... damn archers...
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Post by: Archael on July 05, 2009, 03:17:59 pm
I loved both COD4 and 5

the new (3rd so far) zombie map is amazingly ridiculoyououous
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Post by: Gotwald on July 05, 2009, 03:30:28 pm
Quote from: "Voldemort"the new (3rd so far) zombie map is amazingly ridiculoyououous

Yeah... no Nazi zombie on wii... It sucks, as Nazi zombie on Wii would be beyond amazing, but The multiplayer is still fun. Trust me... when you can just hold your hand steady to snipe instead of using a stick, and you just line up that headshot on some n00b who then gets owned in the face... IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!!
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Post by: philsov on July 05, 2009, 05:55:43 pm
Quote from: "beawulfx"I am enjoying the hell out of VII.

Random tips:

- Gabo will be with you the longest, so if you're pursuing the superstar or some other kickass advanced class, he's your guy.

- FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY, WHEN YOU'RE IN THE SKY TOWER SOMETIME AROUND THE END OF D1/START OF D2, GET THE FUCKING FINAL KEY.  IF YOU LEAVE THE TOWER WITHOUT GETTING THE KEY YOU CANNOT RETURN AND YOU CANNOT ADVANCE.  YOU WILL BE DOOMED TO RESTART THE WHOLE GODDAMN THING (which for me was like 40 hours or so, I just put it down at that point.  It's one giant DQ-themed fetch quest imo.  I find 6 to be the best of the series >_>).

anyways....

dropped wizardry since I spent too much time jacking around, and so now the game is punishing me with "thieves" that came around and jacked half the treasure chests in the dungeons.  Lame!

So now I'm playing Odin Sphere.  I'm not one for game graphics, but DAMN, this game is beautiful.  Otherwise it's a side-scrolling beat-em-up that rewards killing quickly.
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Post by: Cheetah on July 06, 2009, 02:50:08 am
I have been wanting to play Lost Planet on PS3 for a good long while. Is the online community still pretty strong?
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Post by: Vanya on July 06, 2009, 09:53:10 am
Megaman StarForce... not bad so far. Seems like they refined the Battle Network engine to where it isn't as tedious
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Post by: Sephiel on July 06, 2009, 12:23:38 pm
FFV and (again) FFTA2...

BTW, I was reading in some section of FFTA2 a reference to the Lucavi...
"To harness the true power of a scion, the user have to become one with him"... or something.
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Post by: Archael on July 06, 2009, 01:28:01 pm
Quote from: "philsov"- FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY, WHEN YOU'RE IN THE SKY TOWER SOMETIME AROUND THE END OF D1/START OF D2, GET THE FUCKING FINAL KEY.  IF YOU LEAVE THE TOWER WITHOUT GETTING THE KEY YOU CANNOT RETURN AND YOU CANNOT ADVANCE.  YOU WILL BE DOOMED TO RESTART THE WHOLE St. Ajora THING .

damn that sucks

which game is this?
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Post by: philsov on July 06, 2009, 01:42:13 pm
Quote from: "Voldemort"damn that sucks

which game is this?

Dragon Quest VII.  It's the highest-selling game of all time in Japan.  It boasts a massive volume of different job classes (45 or so?  it's been a while).  The storyline is rather generic and mostly consisting of 20+ arcs about evil occuring at some point in the past due to generic demonic overlord badguy, where your party then saves the day until you finally unlock the generic demonic overlord and then kill him.

Still, the one subplot about Erin the robot is one of the very few times I've just gone "daaaamn" at a game and sat that awestruck and a little bit moved.
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Post by: beawulfx on July 06, 2009, 02:03:42 pm
Eri! Holy crap that was sad. I was near tears. Such a tragic storyline, wow, I was definitely depressed after that one.

Thanks for the notes phil! But that's not entirely true from what I just read since you scared me into making sure, somebody said that you can go back there by flying or something and then work your way down and get it again, just not right away I guess? I dunno, I didn't want to read much and spoil myself but it seems like you can correct that error, thankfully.

And yeah, tons of job classes, 25 or so humans and then 25 or so monster classes to obtain and use as well. Not the best job system by any means, but pretty fun stuff regardless.

I love this game but I think I did love IV, V, and VIII a little bit more. I can't wait for the DS release of VI as well, going to be awesome.
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Post by: philsov on July 06, 2009, 05:32:47 pm
Quote from: "beawulfx"But that's not entirely true from what I just read since you scared me into making sure, somebody said that you can go back there by flying or something and then work your way down and get it again, just not right away I guess? I dunno, I didn't want to read much and spoil myself but it seems like you can correct that error, thankfully.

...

/seppuku
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Post by: PX_Timefordeath on July 06, 2009, 07:00:28 pm
Your 1500th post, and you kill yourself with it?! NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We need the Netherworld Bracket to live!

In other news: Cross Edge, Grand Chase, some random SMW hacks, SSBB HRC
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Post by: beawulfx on July 06, 2009, 08:37:12 pm
Haha, sorry phil, no easy way to break that to a man. Perhaps I should have just let you live without the knowledge for your own sake :P
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Post by: Shade on July 17, 2009, 09:16:20 am
Metal gear solid 3 - No Alerts on Hard.
FFV
FFIV
KH1 - Choce magic as my best stat and strenght as weakest in extreme diffuculty. It's gonna be fucking hard, when I will fight Ansem in Rikus form.
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Post by: beawulfx on July 17, 2009, 09:45:56 am
I've also been playing SMT: Devil Survivor on the DS and it is fantastic. I am loving it. Never played an SMT game before (though I own Nocturne and DDS, as well as Persona 3: FES) so I am definitely on board for playing them soon! I know they aren't Strategy RPG's or anything, but I have heard great things.

Devil Survivor is pretty unique in it's combination of Strategy RPG with traditional turn-based combat. Once you reach an enemy and attack you enter a separate screen and battle as you would in a random battle. You get a turn or two with your demons and wail away and then back to the 'grid'. It's kinda like an Ogre Battle that you can control, or even like Bahamut Lagoon (As far as I remember, its been a while).
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Post by: DarthPaul on July 17, 2009, 05:24:47 pm
Quote from: "beawulfx"I've also been playing SMT: Devil Survivor on the DS and it is fantastic. I am loving it. Never played an SMT game before (though I own Nocturne and DDS, as well as Persona 3: FES) so I am definitely on board for playing them soon! I know they aren't Strategy RPG's or anything, but I have heard great things.


They definitely thrive in the innovation department.
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Post by: Vanya on July 18, 2009, 01:58:44 am
Megaman Star Force 2.
I'm half way and I can't wait to get to 3 already.
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Post by: Kaijyuu on July 18, 2009, 02:02:21 am
I tried out Valkyrie Profile for the ps1 about two weeks ago.

I've now played through it twice and half considering a third. It definitely has the best non-strategy turn based battle system I've ever played. Story's pretty good too, except that the main character's voice actress is horrible.
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Post by: Vanya on July 18, 2009, 03:25:57 pm
Never did finish that one. Didn't it come out for PSP?
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Post by: Kagebunji on July 18, 2009, 03:43:48 pm
Yes it has, I love voice acting on PSP, on PSX it sucks. VP2 is even better, system is modified, voice acting is great, many things are great in this game ;). Back to Ontopic I guess: currently I'm playing FFT on PSP again I'm trying to edit sprites, without effect o'course.
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Post by: Kuraudo Sutoraifu on July 18, 2009, 07:48:24 pm
I'm playing through Stronghold: Crusader, again for the third time.
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Post by: Cheetah on August 07, 2009, 12:44:45 pm
Well I bought Advance Wars: Days of Ruin and Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin for the DS. I have dabbled in both series but haven't really dove into them before. Well Advance wars was boring me to tears after I few hours so I haven't played it since. Castlevania was freaking awesome though and I have since beat it. I'm not a fan of the anime art style, but the game play is still great and a very good difficulty level in my view. I'm considering buying a couple other entries in the series, any recommendations? But before that I think I need to play Symphony of the Night, since people still tote it as being the best and I already have it on several platforms...

Bad news though, Monster Hunter 3 came out in Japan. Basically that is all I have been doing besides work for the past week. I love this series only second to FFT and the fact that I can't understand any of it hasn't stopped me from playing several of the series in Japanese. I'm still not all that impressed with the single player and the mechanics of the game in general are not a next generation step up. The graphics are amazing on the wii, but this game could have been done on the PS2 just as easily and probably will be done on the PSP in a few years. At least it is the same old thing with completely new stuff though...that is it's only saving grace and I can now understand why the have completely new monsters and have taken out all the old ones. If they had left much of the old stuff it just would have felt like the last game in the series. But hopefully I will be done with the single player in a couple weeks so that I can get back to hacking full time lol.
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Post by: boomkick on August 07, 2009, 02:24:26 pm
Demon's Souls, a PS3 exclusive.
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Post by: beawulfx on August 07, 2009, 03:25:28 pm
I just finished Professor Layton and the Curious Village. It was actually pretty fun. I'm also working on Persona 3: FES and loving it, and going to start Jeanne D'Arc again since I never made it past ~10 hours when I first bought it.
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Post by: RAMee on August 07, 2009, 07:03:06 pm
Playing Dragon Quest IV, almost done, going to start V soon.
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Post by: Shade on August 08, 2009, 03:43:28 am
KH1, Metal gear soli 3
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Post by: Cheetah on August 08, 2009, 12:44:39 pm
I love Professor Layton, I am especially pumped to play the new one that is coming out at the end of the month. BTW it is a great game to play with GFs/Wives.
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Post by: FFMaster on August 08, 2009, 04:49:14 pm
Just picked up Persona 2 - Innocent Sin.
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Post by: DarthPaul on August 08, 2009, 06:11:52 pm
Quote from: "FFMaster"Just picked up Persona 2 - Innocent Sin.


How much have you played? How epic is it? Is it not epic? Where 3&4 improvements? So many questions so little time.
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Post by: philsov on August 09, 2009, 07:53:38 pm
fired up diablo 2 over the weekend.  going with a fire druid build... so far it's not too shabby.  haven't run into any mana problems and my damage output is pretty sick.  I mean, it's no werewolf...

in the middle of chap 2.  That's quite a treasure I've got there.
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Post by: Skip Sandwich on August 10, 2009, 02:00:42 am
i've just started playing Future Soldier Lios, a strategy game for the NES, it's pretty cool, my main strategy so far has been a simple one of making all my units use the tank legs and equipping them with heavy missiles because they do a truckton of damage and can hit at long range. I've been toying around with fliers with small missiles to recreate macross missile spam, and that's been working pretty well too.
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Post by: boomkick on August 10, 2009, 11:29:40 am
lol i was playing Diablo 2 last weekend too. Except that i started a level one sorceress and spamming Baal's Cold Missile everywhere.
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Post by: Mental_Gear on August 10, 2009, 11:39:31 am
On PC (emulators):

FF Tactics Advance 2
FF Tactics
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor
Vagrant Story

On PS2:
FFX
FFXII
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES

On PSP:
FF7 Crisis Core
FFT WotL
FF1
FF7
Dissidia Demo
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite! Demo
Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce Demo
Warhammer 40K Squad Command Demo
R-Type Command Demo
Phantasy Star Portable Demo
Command & Conquer Red Alert

On PS3:
Oblivion (I'm addicted, I play it so much I actually DISCOVERED two glitches)
Resident Evil 5 Demo
Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 demo (want so much...drools...)

It's my birthday next month so I'll probably be getting some of the games I've played demos of.
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Post by: boomkick on August 10, 2009, 11:47:33 am
Mental Gear if you can handle dieing a lot in a video game in recommend you to reserve something called Demon's Souls for the PS3 coming out in October. It will blow you away.

I've already clocked 90+ hours on my import (all in english)
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Post by: Mental_Gear on August 10, 2009, 01:11:10 pm
Hm...depends. If it's never out in Europe I'll have to import.

How would you describe it? It sounds like a poor man's Devil May Cry.

BTW I haven't played FFT1.3, or downloaded Threads of Fate or Warhammer Dark Omen PS1 ISOs...because I've not enough room left on my laptop for another ISO. I have about 490MB left.
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Post by: boomkick on August 10, 2009, 01:31:37 pm
Its better then devil cry, read some reviews over the internet. Most (except for those weak giver-upers) will give it a great review and score, simple yet very strategic game, yet it pays like an action RPG. An innovative online (yet very simple multiplayer).
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Post by: Mental_Gear on August 10, 2009, 02:04:18 pm
Hmmm. Doesn't seem scheduled for a European release. I'll have to import it. And I'm used to Capcom-sized levels of insanely derpy, so I say I'd like it. I'll have a look into the combat system. I hope there's a demo on PSN.
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Post by: SentinalBlade on August 10, 2009, 10:05:42 pm
PC: Overlord II

MMO: Champions Online Closed Beta

DS: Shin Megami Tensai: Devil Survivor

360: Prototype

Wii: Monster Hunter Tri(it just came out in japan last week! :D)

Psp: Mana Khemia: Student Alliance
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Post by: Mental_Gear on August 11, 2009, 03:43:32 am
Would you agree with me that Devil Survivor is FFT on crack?
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Post by: Cheetah on August 11, 2009, 02:42:00 pm
MH3 for the win! How you liking it Sentinal Blade?
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Post by: DarthPaul on August 19, 2009, 06:59:51 pm
Half Life 2 and Garry's Mod.
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Post by: SentinalBlade on August 21, 2009, 11:40:07 am
MH3? already logged 230 hours >.>

i think its my new addiction...seriously...ive burnt a DVD for every english patch release so far to...its insane!!! there was an english patch like 4 days after launch!

for those who dont know, but would like to: http://mh3eng.wordpress.com/setup-guide/ (http://mh3eng.wordpress.com/setup-guide/)
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Post by: Mental_Gear on August 21, 2009, 03:32:45 pm
Does it require you to swing the controller around like a lunatic? I can't imagine Monster Hunter's precise timing to be possible while flinging around the wiimote.
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Post by: Cheetah on August 22, 2009, 01:37:25 pm
I gave the wii mote controls for about 6 hours and then gave up. I would make mistakes all the time in even the most mundane things. It isn't even that you need to shake it really, it is more that how the controller is rotated affects what kind of swing you do. Oh and as far as I can tell the bowguns and what not don't even use IR controls.

I use the old school PS2 controls and those make me very happy. The only problem is that underwater controls are really hard because you steer yourself with the camera controls! It works out though I suppose.

Still a great game. I am about half way through the 4 star quests and have only put like a dozen hours in with no english translation. I am just getting a feel for the game and then looking forward to the US release for online play. That is what the game is all about anyways.
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Post by: Mental_Gear on August 22, 2009, 04:44:46 pm
Well, Monster Hunter's been hard with controls ever since it got its first PSP release.

I'm only used to 'The Claw' hand formation thanks to Matrix Path of Neo.
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Post by: Kaijyuu on August 23, 2009, 05:59:06 am
I've been busy hacking super mario world again. I've almost got a demo ready (~2 weeks); I think I'll make a topic in spam about it when I'm ready to show it off.

FFT hacking is next on my list of projects after SMW. I'll get that Miluda sprite done someday :P
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Post by: SentinalBlade on August 23, 2009, 11:16:29 am
I play wit ha nunchuck. Dont ever swing the wii mote and i have no camera problems at all. You can also play with a nintendo classic controller. i've heard from some of the guys over at the MH3 forums that it works well.

BTW, if you want ot play online, you have to do a few outrageous things...but once you do them once, its not hard to switch back and forth between your english and japanese settings. There are some guides around, and MH3 even ahs a server specifically for U.S. players to come hang and play.

The site forum is http://forums.minegarde.com/index.php?s ... howforum=2 (http://forums.minegarde.com/index.php?s=69ee0cde3c7de8f96f0586c347bea98a&showforum=2) im pretty sure i remember having to register first, but i cant honestly be to sure.
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Post by: Dominic NY18 on August 24, 2009, 12:54:44 pm
NA version of Dissidia. I haven't gotten the chance to really get into until today. I'm buying the retail copy tomorrow though.
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Post by: Mental_Gear on August 24, 2009, 01:58:11 pm
Wait, you bought the NA version but will get the retail copy tomorrow? What do you mean? Surely an imported North America one counts as a retail copy?
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Post by: Dominic NY18 on August 24, 2009, 02:28:40 pm
In other words, I downloaded it and I'll be buying the physical game tomorrow.
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Post by: Mental_Gear on August 24, 2009, 02:47:09 pm
You downloaded an ISO of it...talk about excited.
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Post by: Dominic NY18 on August 24, 2009, 03:25:53 pm
What's that supposed to mean?
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Post by: DarthPaul on August 24, 2009, 05:57:14 pm
Quote from: "Dominic NY18"What's that supposed to mean?

He doesn't realize that it doesn't release until tomorrow.
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Post by: Dominic NY18 on August 24, 2009, 06:10:02 pm
Ah, gotcha.

I'll be glad when tomorrow arrives. I lost my 4GB memory stick and I'd rather have several games/apps on my 2GB than just one game eating up more than half of the available space on it.
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Post by: DarthPaul on August 24, 2009, 06:17:01 pm
Yea I have just enough money to get it. Might acquire a copy and check out the voice acting though.
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Post by: SilvasRuin on August 28, 2009, 05:15:47 pm
Wild ARMs 1 on the PSP.  One of the guardian summons causes a freeze of my entire PSP every time, and I don't know about the other ones.  It's pretty annoying.  Otherwise it has been an ok game.  Not one of the ones I'd really recommend, but it isn't bad.  There's a pretty big lack of challenge so far, but I'm not that far into it yet.
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Post by: SentinalBlade on August 31, 2009, 04:32:01 am
It gets alot harder once you get the golem cehicle-thing, and it takes naother difficulty leap when you get the shuttle(if you dont go do all the extra content, like the extra stuff in the arena)

Its a very good game, considering it was released a year before ff7. so its script has about the same capacity. only wild arms is better and easier to understand.

Wild Arms 2 is about 40x better though :)
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Post by: Mental_Gear on August 31, 2009, 12:05:15 pm
Wait, on PSP? You mean, the PSN store?
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Post by: SentinalBlade on August 31, 2009, 01:12:09 pm
you can always convert the PSX game and play it on your hacked PSP, mental. but i do believe it was released in the PSN awhile back as well
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Post by: Vanya on August 31, 2009, 02:08:08 pm
Finally finished Megaman Star Force 3...

I have tons of games I could hit next...

I'm thinking Etrian Odessey or some other non square RPG. Any suggestions?
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Post by: Mental_Gear on August 31, 2009, 03:07:14 pm
@Sentinal: I've neither played the original, have the disc, or can get CFW. However I'd gladly get it off the PSN store.

@ Vanya: I'd highly recommend games by Atlus, namely the SMTs and Odin Sphere.

I'll be borrowing MGS4 off my friend soon, I've managed to last since its original release without spoiling the plot but I want to complete it before Peace Walker plot details get thrown around. Should take me about a month at an hour a day. Took my friend 22 hours on his first play, 5 on the second, mostly because the play time counter keeps going DURING CUTSCENES.
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Post by: SilvasRuin on August 31, 2009, 11:49:44 pm
QuoteWait, on PSP? You mean, the PSN store?
Yes, Wild ARMs 1 and 2 are in the PSN store.  2 was released on it only just recently I think...  1 has been there for months at least.  It was the release of 2 that finally convinced me to go ahead and get 1.
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Post by: Kourama on September 03, 2009, 08:56:21 pm
I have both the original Wild Arms 1 & 2. Never really liked 2 but its a quality game.

Playing Metriod Prime Trilogy, Batman: Arkham Asylum, and Dissidia.
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Post by: beawulfx on September 03, 2009, 10:30:48 pm
I loved Wild ARMs 3 and 4, they were both fantastic (four had problems, but I did really like the HEX battle system, I know some people hated it), and I have Wild ARMs 1, 2, and Alter Code F on hand. I should get around to those soon.
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Post by: Vanya on September 03, 2009, 11:08:46 pm
I settled on Etrian Odessey. Seems pretty cool so far. I like the way how you have to draw your own maps. ^_^
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Post by: Cheetah on September 09, 2009, 07:29:49 pm
Well I beat Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin a while ago. It was definitely good and it has amazing replayability for an action/adventure game. Now I'm kind of itching for my next Castlevania fix, so I think I'm finally going to try sinking my teeth into Symphony of the Night. So just need to get my PSP working.

I got to the last 4 star urgent in Monster Hunter 3 and I think I'm done till it comes out in the US. I might play a little more before then, but not much.

OMG I love Dragon Force for the Sega Saturn. I found it cheap in a pawn shop like 5 years ago and bought a crappy Saturn to play it on. A very interesting strategy game, the best part is that it is totally different each time you play. I'm currently the furthest I have ever been in the game, controlling close to half the map. Very slow paced, but I have never spent so much time thinking and planning in a game. I have to say that it is so good that it almost makes me want to start up a translating project for Dragon Force II, but apparently it is impossible at this point. Only other game that has made me think that is FFXII International (or whatever it is called).

Still haven't beaten Valkyria Chronicles...
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Post by: beawulfx on September 09, 2009, 09:57:21 pm
I've been playing Final Fantasy II as a distraction from poaching in 1.3

Currently I'm standing in front of the Dreadnought and about to enter.

With very limited power leveling outside of Altair as the game started this game has been insanely easy so far. Ludicrously so. They just keep throwing HP gains at me and I keep getting stronger without even trying!

I hope some difficulty crops up soon.
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Post by: Vanya on September 09, 2009, 11:25:09 pm
I just got my PSP running. And, although my L2/R2 button mod isn't done, it's running perfectly. (Thank the heavens my sloppy soldering didn't kill it! =P) So now I'm enjoying my *perfectly legal* isos of Dissidia Final Fantasy & Soul Caliber IV Broken Destiny.
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Post by: Melancthon on October 01, 2009, 12:06:56 pm
Currently getting my ass handed to me by Izlude in 1.303 and playing GTA:San Andreas when I get too frustrated (taking all the territories the first time they become available).  GREAT stress reliever.  Reading the Anne Rice Vampire books (they're alright, diverting but nothing spectacular).  Planning on playing Magic the Gathering later this afternoon.
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Post by: DarthPaul on October 01, 2009, 01:03:42 pm
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, FFTXII, Pokemon Colosseum, SMT Persona 3, Half-Life 2, Portal, and Katawa Shoujo.
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Post by: Vanya on October 01, 2009, 02:41:07 pm
Going back and playing a bunch of GBA games I either never played or never beat.
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Post by: Mental_Gear on October 01, 2009, 03:25:08 pm
I just beat MGS4. Currently playing GTA4, SMT Persona 3, Orange Box, and I'll be getting SMT Nocturne / Lucifer's Call in a few weeks.

I'd be playing Unreal Tournament III if my copy wasn't faulty -_-

Oh, and on PSP I'm playing Populous: The Beginning until I can afford Monster Hunter Freedom Unite.
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Post by: Bastard Poetry on October 01, 2009, 10:59:19 pm
I'm playing the PSX version of FFT on the PSP, thanks to the perfectly legal PSN network.

The model I have can only be hacked, last I checked, by taking the battery apart and fusing shit together, which is unbelievably stupid, so I've been waiting for a long time now to have a portable version of FFT that doesn't make me want to scratch my pinneal gland out during lags.

Best $10 I've spent this year. I only get to play FFT for casual purposes during breaks at work or school and when commuting.
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Post by: DarthPaul on October 01, 2009, 11:05:10 pm
QuoteI've been waiting for a long time now to have a portable version of FFT that doesn't make me want to scratch my pinneal gland out during lags.

1) It's Pineal gland.

2) Glad I'm not the only one to use that phrase referring to the lag time.
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Post by: Vanya on October 02, 2009, 05:20:43 am
Star Wars Trilogy - Apprentice of the Force for GBA. It's actually a pretty damn good action game. The graphics are nothing special and the sprites clash with the backgrounds, but the gameplay is solid.
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Post by: Mental_Gear on October 02, 2009, 02:10:41 pm
I'm now playing the Uncharted 2 Beta. It's amazing how they translated a single-player game into multiplayer. It works surprisingly well.
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Post by: Luminar on October 08, 2009, 12:34:37 am
Aion, upgraded my pc today  :o and Demon's Souls...
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Post by: Vanya on October 08, 2009, 02:28:17 am
Need to start replaying the whole Castlevania series. It's my Halloween tradition, but since my Wedding is on Halloween this year I'm gonna have to start earlier than usual.
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Post by: Luminar on October 08, 2009, 03:13:45 am
congrats on your wedding man.
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Post by: Vanya on October 08, 2009, 03:17:28 am
Thanks! ^_^
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Post by: Mental_Gear on October 08, 2009, 06:07:41 am
I'm currently hopping between Grand Theft Auto IV, Oblivion, Unreal Tournament III (however my copy's faulty as it keeps kicking me out of PSN, so I'm having to get it replaced to play online) and SMT Persona 4.
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Post by: BeoulveBlack on October 09, 2009, 06:50:31 pm
well, i'm not exactly playing, but editing.

boy, i've found so much data in armored core last raven, and it's almost time for me to post all my findings on armored core online. mapping out all of the locations, what means what and how the game interprets them, etc. when you actually look into the gam's data, you realize how detailed the game's design really is; and there are so many values that affect gameplay thta most players know absolutely nothing about.

i actually wanted to take a useless optional part, go into the game's SLUS, and stick a BEQ in the routine which determines the max number of tunes to each part (max of 10), and sets it to 20 IF this optional is equipped (takes all your OP slots, of course), but it may not be possible due to the way this game handles tuning between shared parts. oh well, there goes my "super" optional...

but yeah, i've learned a lot and it has had everything to do with the guys here at FFH.
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Post by: Archael on October 09, 2009, 08:59:41 pm
Heroes of Newerth

$$$Tithin
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Post by: Vanya on October 10, 2009, 12:24:12 am
Just beat Castlevania (NES) again. Dracula can be quite a bitch in this game if one looses his head.
Started Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest (NES). I so want to hack this game.
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Post by: Luminar on October 10, 2009, 06:16:34 am
MagnaCarta II  :wink:
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Post by: Mental_Gear on October 10, 2009, 06:38:19 am
flOw. It got a trophy patch.
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Post by: Dominic NY18 on October 10, 2009, 11:54:35 pm
Currently going for all of the endings in Chrono Trigger DS. I just did the newest optional ending and I liked the tie-in with Chrono Cross. The boss is probably the hardest in the game though.

And LOL @ how ridiculous Robo's Apocalypse Arm is (new weapon). Apocalypse Arm + Dragon's Tear (new accessory) = good chance for instant 9999 damage. Not even the new boss can withstand it.
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Post by: Vanya on October 11, 2009, 02:31:46 am
I was on that mission a few months ago, but then my SD card with all my game saves decided to delete itself.
Now I'm waiting until I feel like playing through it again.
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Post by: Dominic NY18 on October 11, 2009, 06:55:58 pm
Now that sucks. And I know how you feel about not feeling like play it for now. I bought the game last year when it first came out, but I'm just now getting around to finishing it because I didn't feel like playing it after awhile for some reason.

I'm probably going to fight the secret boss over again because the Apocalypse Arm made the fight too easy.
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Post by: Samuraiblackbelt on October 19, 2009, 06:35:09 pm
finally got some new games, it's been over a year. now playing Resistance:fall of man and Ninja Gaiden Sigma

I think Resistance: fall of man is a great game, the story is addicting, but the gameplay is nothing special, being an FPS that's to be expected, but call of duty and halo did have better ways of doing levels and what you had to do to clear the level

Ninja Gaiden is a good game, I like the gameplay but the story is lacking, and the historical inaccuracies of the samurais bug me :)
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Post by: philsov on October 19, 2009, 06:54:04 pm
wizardry: tales of the forsaken land.

I'm a pretty big fan of the series, <3 dungeon crawlers.
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Post by: LastingDawn on October 19, 2009, 08:07:11 pm
Well I just finished up an old SNES game called "Arcana" , I had no idea this game existed until I was watching some of HC Bailly's really old videos, it seems he planned to have a full Let's Play of it, but it's... not really Let's Play material... he quit halfway through the Ice Mine. But it's a very fun game! It holds up rather well, the story... eh... but the gameplay is great! Classic 3D type Dungeon Crawling, with Enormous dungeons, very balanced set of foes, and while I do have a problem with the way Equipment worked (far too linear with that...) the battle system itself was Solid.

 The character you control is a "card master", (pretty unique for the SNES days) he can control spirits and use magic cards, all enemies fall into the category of one of the five elements, Earth, Wind, Fire, Water, None.What is very unique about the system is the "spirit system" each of the four spirits of the elements eventually join your party, and you can switch them out midbattle on the Card Master's turn without his turn being taken, so say you want to take a group of Fire Creatures out faster, switch out to the Water spirit, and have her use either a water spell, or turn your parties element to Water, so the Fire creatures will do less damage, a great game and not all that long either. If anyone here is an RPG enthusiast that loves dungeons crawling this game has my Full suggestion to play.
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Post by: PX_Timefordeath on October 19, 2009, 08:11:18 pm
Heroes of Newerth

$$$Voldemort
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Post by: philsov on October 19, 2009, 08:21:09 pm
QuoteWell I just finished up an old SNES game called "Arcana"

<3

my cult-classic of SNES.  Also, Darwin's a hoss :D
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Post by: LastingDawn on October 19, 2009, 08:48:18 pm
Haha! You know that you're awesome when you have a Theme music (on an SNES game!) that follows you everywhere.
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Post by: Skip Sandwich on October 19, 2009, 08:50:02 pm
Wonder Project J2 - I recently found out about the translation patch, and since I enjoyed the first wonder project game, I decided to give this one a go, so far it's pretty neat, still just a frustrating when you're trying to teach your robot how to, for example, use a mop, and she decides to eat the damn thing instead (in the first game, I about punched a hole in my keyboard spamming the "bad robot!' button after he ate a cat instead of being nice to it like I wanted him to)
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Post by: Luminar on October 20, 2009, 06:55:42 am
growlanser generations: growlanser II  :wink:
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Post by: Suikojin on October 23, 2009, 05:39:11 pm
Playing....

Aion
MagnaCarta II
Dissidia
Xenogears
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Post by: SilvasRuin on October 24, 2009, 11:02:12 am
I picked up Wild ARMs XF the other day off of the PSN.  I'm on the final chapter now.  I've barely been able to put the game down.  The story is mildly interesting, but it has some very stupid moments.  Relatively minor spoiler complaint:
I can't imagine someone being happy about learning they're involved in a pre-destination paradox, let alone six.

The gameplay though...  Wow.  It gives me a whole new perspective on how I want the job dynamics to be in my eventual FFT patch.  With each class having only four action abilities (usually), it makes sure that every single class has a role to play throughout the game.  Some classes are clearly more powerful and advanced than others, but the innate abilities and unique stat modifiers of each of them make absolutely certain that all of them are appealing for certain situations.Very few abilities are without good uses too.  (Though I dare anyone to explain to me how Exhaustion Strike is practically useful rather than just theoretically useful.)  The weapons and armors each have their own special roles to play as well, just like the classes.  Though... they might have gone overboard with the power of the generic swords.  (I understand that they have no gimmicks, but my goodness, do they have to outclass one of the main character's two-handed weapons?)

The level design is fantastic too.  Most of it seems very well planned with multiple ways the player can go depending on the abilities used.  Though be careful... you'll want some healthy mages or a guy with good climbing and possibly some revival items at the first swamp type level.  That last ledge can be a game breaker.  Speaking of setups, my numerous game overs were often quite unrelated to chance.  Rather... I failed to take something into account and properly prepare for it.  The difficulty curb doesn't seem too harsh, though there are stretches of the game that appeared very intimidating.
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Post by: MiKeMiTchi on October 24, 2009, 11:26:22 am
QuoteHeroes of Newerth

Coolness.

mine: still DotA
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Post by: Mental_Gear on October 24, 2009, 11:56:59 am
I traded in a bunch of stuff to Gamestop, so in addition to 2 PS2 SMT RPGs (lol, acronyms) I'm playing Resident Evil 5, BioShock, Command and Conquer Red Alert 3 and Disgaea 3 on PS3. Should keep me going for ages, plus once I get my port forwarding set up I'll be playing GTA4 and Unreal Tournament III more.
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Post by: philsov on October 26, 2009, 12:27:41 pm
Quote from: "LastingDawn"Haha! You know that you're awesome when you have a Theme music (on an SNES game!) that follows you everywhere.

Arcana's soundtrack is quite awesome (and advanced) for its time to boot.  

Started up another game of FFX.   Going three person party of Tidus/Yuna/Kimahri, no summons.  Early game is a fun kick against flans and eles without lulu -- lotta elemental weapon swapping and plenty of NulX's to go around.
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Post by: Cheetah on October 26, 2009, 04:39:17 pm
I have spent the past month or so looking for "Ico" for PS2 and finally got it for a reasonable price. I have played it before but it is such an amazing game and is now kind of worth something.
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Post by: Mental_Gear on October 26, 2009, 04:44:01 pm
Ico and SotC fetch massive prices at some places for some strange reason. When I traded in Shadow of the Collosus, it was worth 12 euro. More than a PS3 game.
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Post by: Kuraudo Sutoraifu on October 27, 2009, 02:14:45 pm
Cheetor!  I own both SotC and Ico, thanks for reminding me about them!  Winter break from classes, I will revisit these classics.
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Post by: Mental_Gear on October 27, 2009, 02:23:22 pm
You serious? After beating SotC once I got no more enjoyment from it. The puzzle element is gone, and I can't get that massive burst of emotion I did after my first kill.
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Post by: Kuraudo Sutoraifu on October 27, 2009, 02:28:56 pm
Hard mode changes the puzzles up a bit, and the time trials added plenty o' replay for me.
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Post by: Dominic NY18 on October 31, 2009, 06:00:28 pm
I just started Uncharted 2 and I'm already blown away by it.
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Post by: tithin on October 31, 2009, 07:14:43 pm
Parasite Eve, Torchlight, WoW and ocassionally a bit of TF2
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Post by: Dominic NY18 on November 03, 2009, 11:24:54 pm
All I have to say is that if you own a PS3, Uncharted 2 is a must-buy.

(http://art.penny-arcade.com/photos/682802964_8CjvU-L.jpg)
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Post by: DarthPaul on November 03, 2009, 11:25:55 pm
Left 4 Dead 2 demo. Very fun, might have to but the full version.
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Post by: Nocat on November 04, 2009, 12:11:00 pm
Heroes of Newerth
Fallout 3 GOTY modded with Fallout Wanderers Edition, Marts Monster Mod, Weapon Mod Kits and probably some im missing.
Oblivion modded with a HUGE list of mods including FCOM.
Just started the Tales series (Tales of Phantasia, etc.)
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Post by: Cheetah on November 04, 2009, 07:54:17 pm
Woot Tales Series for the win!

I'm still waiting for Phantasian Productions to release Tales of Phantasia before I play it on psx (though I played a lot of the SNES one back when the english patch was originally released). I'm very bad about finishing these games though. The only main series one I have fully completed is Tales of Destiny I think, and that took like 5 years.
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Post by: Xifanie on November 04, 2009, 08:18:01 pm
???? You're not fine with the current translation? they should have released 1.01 at the very least for now. I played 1.00 a year ago.
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Post by: Mightypickle on November 07, 2009, 02:37:16 pm
I'm kinda waiting for that Tales of Phantasia translation to come out full too. I played it on the gba, but got annoyed when training the ninjaa chick took longe than expected and stopped playing (I'm a weak person). I think Phantasian Productions only got the present done right now, but I'm quite hyped to play the game fully, they did some pretty awesome stuff on the patch.

Currently I'm playing FFT 1.3 easytype =P. I'm also playing Baldur's Gate II for the tenth or so time, I never tire of that game
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Post by: Nocat on November 09, 2009, 11:35:53 pm
BG II is an AMAZING game. I just started Dragon Age, great game. Think im gonna be putting everything but DA and HoN on the back burner right now.
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Post by: PX_Timefordeath on November 10, 2009, 12:06:00 am
Nocat, join us in a game of HoN sometime!
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Post by: FFMaster on November 10, 2009, 12:09:07 am
As long as its not EM, I'll join in. I can't play melee agi very well =/
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Post by: Nocat on November 10, 2009, 12:15:08 am
Will do PX. Will do. If anyone catches me on friend me, i thinkg FFMaster already did.
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Post by: Dominic NY18 on November 11, 2009, 01:22:04 pm
OK, I've finally gotten around to getting my hands on a PSP compatible version of Vagrant Story, so I'll be playing it for the first time while traveling today.
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Post by: philsov on November 11, 2009, 01:25:03 pm
currently addicted to Protector over at Kongregate.  It's a flash tower defense game with RPG elements; pretty kick ass.
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Post by: Mental_Gear on November 11, 2009, 02:10:22 pm
Quote from: "Dominic NY18"OK, I've finally gotten around to getting my hands on a PSP compatible version of Vagrant Story, so I'll be playing it for the first time while traveling today.

Believe it or not, VS is coming to the European PSN stores soon - finally we get a decent exclusive. Can't wait to put it on my PSP.

I'm currently hopping between GTA4, Red Alert 3, Resi 5 and Team Fortress 2. Also occasionally playing Oblivion, and looking for Unreal Tournament III PS3 mods. Yes, mods. On PS3.
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Post by: Kaijyuu on November 11, 2009, 03:56:47 pm
I've been playing diablo 2 recently.

It has aged far better than most dungeon crawlers, but sheesh, it can be boring. Clear out a room of monsters, skip over all the dropped crap not worth selling to a vendor, repeat 1000 times. Then fight a stupidly overpowered boss at the end of the act. Repeat in a place with a different tileset.


It'd be a lot better if building your character was more engaging. I'm sure the skill tree and socketed items were huge innovations back in the day, but today they're just boring. Socketed items? Dark Cloud did that way better. Skill trees? World of warcraft did better, even.
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Post by: Augestein on November 11, 2009, 04:01:04 pm
I finally got my hands on Breath of Fire III and am starting that up for the first time. It seems like a pretty fun game so far, but I haven't gotten very far.
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Post by: Archael on November 11, 2009, 04:17:28 pm
BOF3 is an AMAZING game! have fun
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Post by: philsov on November 11, 2009, 04:23:50 pm
I actually found it the worst of the series >_>

The dragon/gene system is the best, but the general gameplay and necessity for levels I found too obtuse.  

Also, the austrailian dolphin kicks ass.
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Post by: Zenius on November 12, 2009, 05:49:54 am
If anyone here still plays WC3 Frozen Throne, I'd like to be informed <3
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Post by: Jumza on November 12, 2009, 07:49:31 am
I used to until my old comp got wiped of its memory... :( my favourite thing to do was play WMW on the internet.
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Post by: Vanya on November 12, 2009, 01:24:50 pm
Castlevania ReBirth, Megaman 9, & FF4: The After Years on my new Wii that I raped!! ^_^
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Post by: tithin on November 12, 2009, 03:11:07 pm
asdoifuhosdf9 dragon age is baldurs gate 3

fasdf-90df
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Post by: Vanya on November 12, 2009, 09:35:14 pm
Just beat CV ReBirth. Wish I could read the intro/ending or that there was even a translation available. Meh.

Megaman 9 doesn't fuck around! That game is hard as fuck! So...

I'll stick to FFIV:tAY for now. Really good story so far; much deeper than I would have expected for a WiiWare game and just what I would expect in a FFIV sequel. Very Happy! ^_^
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Post by: Orlandu on November 12, 2009, 11:35:59 pm
Borderlands
TorchLight

downloading now:
Dragon Age

waiting for:
Left 4 Dead 2 :)
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Post by: philsov on November 16, 2009, 11:56:43 am
Well FFX got stomped -- beat Seymour III (on the mountain) without whipping out summons or anything like that.  I thought restricting my characters would make the game harder, but really all it did was make the overdrive types get unlocked really early, and the lack of elemental magic was quickly put to rest once I got Steal/Use unlocked for Kimahri.

So... moving onto FF12 now.  Never beaten it before -- always got like halfway through and then put it down once I had so much LP everyone was becoming the same.
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Post by: Dome on November 16, 2009, 12:00:35 pm
Quote from: "Zenius"If anyone here still plays WC3 Frozen Throne, I'd like to be informed <3
I play it
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Post by: Mental_Gear on November 16, 2009, 12:13:47 pm
Quote from: "philsov"Well FFX got stomped -- beat Seymour III (on the mountain) without whipping out summons or anything like that.  I thought restricting my characters would make the game harder, but really all it did was make the overdrive types get unlocked really early, and the lack of elemental magic was quickly put to rest once I got Steal/Use unlocked for Kimahri.

So... moving onto FF12 now.  Never beaten it before -- always got like halfway through and then put it down once I had so much LP everyone was becoming the same.

Solution - don't spend LP. Do a job challenge where you develop each character as if they had jobs. FF12 was brilliant, but I prefer 10's story (I went from 12 to 10), I tried a second play but got bored quick because of my PS3 backlog.

I just got Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, PS3's most underrated exclusive, for a fiver.
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Post by: Kokojo on November 16, 2009, 12:31:36 pm
Quote from: "Dome"
Quote from: "Zenius"If anyone here still plays WC3 Frozen Throne, I'd like to be informed <3
I play it

Me too
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Post by: Eternal on November 16, 2009, 12:56:36 pm
Phil, if you do end up wanting to do a FFXII Job Challenge, I'd be happy to send you my notes for my Job playthrough if you'd like.
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Post by: philsov on November 16, 2009, 01:08:27 pm
nah, not this time around.

By function I'd prefer to have a tank, meleer, caster, and healer.  Buuuuut, 3-man party means I have to do a lot of swapping to do so, I can't swap anyone that's being targeted by anything, and having only one healer is a huge liability.  So, what I've settled on is a just a 3 man crew of super badasses (Vaan is tank/melee guy, Penelo is mainly offensive caster, Ashe is primary healer -- all know moderate status spells) and team B (Basch, Fran, Baltheir) are staying about level 10 and have a quickening under their belt for a swap-in combo if needed -- also grabbing a bunch of Item augments if Team A is wiped out so they can get them back up to speed.
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Post by: Pico_Mundo on November 16, 2009, 01:35:01 pm
I'm sort of disappointed that I didn't play through XII. The characters seem interesting enough, but I got wrapped up in something else as soon as I started playing it and I put it down. Are there specific job types for these characters, or is the way they learn skills similar to X?

Oh, and btw, I've played through Infinite Undiscovery. Such a great idea for a storyline, but it got dragged down by embarassing dialogue and an extremely annoying main character. *sighs*
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Post by: Mental_Gear on November 16, 2009, 01:43:18 pm
They learn skills a little bit like X - you move around a big grid, learning skills adjacent to each other, however, you can develop them any way you want. Until you reached the VERY late stages of X the characters pretty much developed in set jobs.
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Post by: SilvasRuin on November 16, 2009, 01:47:32 pm
Somewhat similar to X.  More freedom, and yet the game is more controlling over when stuff becomes available.  Unless you play the International Version of course.  Then you wind up having to pick a job for each character and their license grid is shaped accordingly.  It looks really interesting (and potentially more fun), but it looks like if you don't plan ahead, you might could accidentally screw yourself over when it comes to fully meeting your characters' potentials.  Certain jobs require certain espers to get some of their abilities.
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Post by: Pico_Mundo on November 16, 2009, 01:55:59 pm
I like the idea of being able to pick classes for each of your characters, but maybe FFT has spoiled me ^_^ thought the thought of not being able to fully develop each characters bugs me. I don't like using guides to decide what I should do with my characters.
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Post by: Kaijyuu on November 16, 2009, 02:10:22 pm
FFT/5 have the best class systems, I think.

Unique character classes are fine, but it shouldn't come at any significant sacrifice (no one misses anything out of the vanilla squire skillset except maybe accumulate).
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Post by: Nocat on November 16, 2009, 06:41:17 pm
I agree with Kaijyuu, FFT and 5 have the best class systems. The only thing I didnt like about 5 was that for me, it took way to long to master any class.
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Post by: Cheetah on November 16, 2009, 07:22:44 pm
I think what you are looking for Philsov is an english translation of the Zodiac Job System version of FFXII. Melonhead and myself have taken note of this project already, I believe you should as well. The current version should be totally playable.

http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.p ... 572.0.html (http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,9572.0.html)
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Post by: Mental_Gear on November 16, 2009, 07:59:16 pm
Wouldn't it require your PS2 to be chipped?
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Post by: Cheetah on November 16, 2009, 11:18:00 pm
Quote from: "Mental_Gear"Wouldn't it require your PS2 to be chipped?

Yeah or an emulator.
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Post by: Zenius on November 17, 2009, 03:16:34 am
Dome and Kokojo, tell me your accounts ! xD

I've beaten FF12 International (cause I can read Japanese wooooooo!!)
The Job System made it really fun^^
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Post by: Luminar on November 17, 2009, 03:23:28 am
age of empires III, anyone know any turn based stategy games like FFT, Fire Emblem, Tactics Ogre, etc for the PC or other systems?
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Post by: Zenius on November 17, 2009, 03:42:55 am
I don't know if there's English versions, but there's tons of turn based games for the DS here in Japan
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Post by: Luminar on November 17, 2009, 03:48:58 am
Quote from: "Zenius"I don't know if there's English versions, but there's tons of turn based games for the DS here in Japan


my favorite genre, but like what, there may be translations, if not i dont mind as long as i can understand the battle system, i be looking on ign and gamespot for titles and cant find anything...
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Post by: Zenius on November 17, 2009, 04:24:57 am
My favorite turn-based games for the DS would be Luminous Arc and Summon Night
But Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days beats both of them <3
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Post by: Luminar on November 17, 2009, 04:57:27 am
Quote from: "Zenius"My favorite turn-based games for the DS would be Luminous Arc and Summon Night
But Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days beats both of them <3


yah, i never played summon night, i think the original one for the psx is turn based in japanese, luminous arc is a great series, i think there gonna release a third one, i really enjoyed valkyrie profile covenant plume, story was easy but the game encourage's u to play 3 playthroughs for each path to see every ending and unlock a endgame seraphic gate feature.
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Post by: Skip Sandwich on November 17, 2009, 09:12:36 am
http://www.wesnoth.org/ (http://www.wesnoth.org/)

I've been hooked on this game lately, it's my new favorite strategy game (after FFT), best of all, it's free! check it out
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Post by: Vanya on November 17, 2009, 11:52:46 am
Finally got my hands on Super Mario Galaxy.
Tried Wii Music; it's pretty fun.

Still gnawing away at FFIV:tAY & Megaman 9.

Beat Castlevania Rebirth, its really good as long as you dump the misconception that it is a remake of Castlevania Adventure.
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Post by: BloodyBlade on November 17, 2009, 08:13:31 pm
Back playing 1.3 Deep Dungeon again. This time will try to 100% finish it
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Post by: Aquablack on November 17, 2009, 08:17:32 pm
I just picked up New Super Mario Bros. Wii, 4 player platforming goodness.
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Post by: Vanya on November 18, 2009, 07:04:52 am
Just *acquired* that myself. It's a lot of fun so far! ^_^
Quite challenging, and in a good way. It reminds me of a cross between SMB3 and SMW.
The new propeller power up is cool. The ice flower is interesting. Haven't found a penguin suit yet.
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Post by: Kaijyuu on November 18, 2009, 07:45:38 am
From the videos I've seen, I'm not sure I'd like the physics of the game. Reminds me too much of SMB3 (SMW had way better mario movement).
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Post by: Vanya on November 18, 2009, 02:07:32 pm
It's not quite like either of them, actually.
The physics are based on the DS game which is itself a heavily modified version of the SMB1 physics but with jump heights more closely resembling SMW.
If you played DS you'll be familiar with the extra moves; wall jump, wall slide, & ground pound.
One of the really cool parts is the new abilities they gave Yoshi. He's more or less like the SMW version, but with the addition of his YI flutter jump, the ability to grab hammers and spit them back at enemies, & he instead of getting powers from colored shells he gets them from the enemies he grabs. For example, I grabbed a venus firetrap and when I spit it back out Yoshi instead spat one of those big fireballs from "Mario Bros.". I don't know if he can get any other powers from enemies, but my point is that there is a crap-load of cool stuff in this game.
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Post by: SilvasRuin on November 18, 2009, 02:35:34 pm
From what you just described ...they made Yoshi awesome.  I must have it.  Sucks that I live nowhere near my brother now that.  The multiplayer would probably enhance gameplay oh so much.  I'll have to wait for the Thanksgiving break anyways as I left my Wii at my mother's house with my siblings and I won't be in the area until then.  The good part about that is that it would make a very convenient birthday present.

Dragonage has caught my eye.  When I get my new computer assembled and up and running, I might just have to try it out.
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Post by: Luminar on November 21, 2009, 02:52:02 pm
Quote from: "Skip Sandwich"http://www.wesnoth.org/

I've been hooked on this game lately, it's my new favorite strategy game (after FFT), best of all, it's free! check it out


thx skip sandwich, looks abit like dark wizard, maybe u and me can play 1 on 1 sometime  :wink:
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Post by: Nocat on November 21, 2009, 02:55:45 pm
I was trying the game on hard... cant beat the first mission...O.o
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Post by: Zenius on November 22, 2009, 05:19:00 am
I'm playing Wesnoth right now (on easy LOL)
One hell of a game
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Post by: Zypher on November 22, 2009, 05:54:42 am
Pokemon Crystal.....
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Post by: Alsray on November 22, 2009, 08:01:45 pm
Quote from: "Luminar"age of empires III, anyone know any turn based stategy games like FFT, Fire Emblem, Tactics Ogre, etc for the PC or other systems?

if you don't mind a RTS suggestion:

IF you're a fan of Star Wars, you might love SW:Empire At War

good system implemented. check it out
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Post by: philsov on December 01, 2009, 11:10:32 am
Quote from: "tithin"asdoifuhosdf9 dragon age is baldurs gate 3

fasdf-90df

A-men.

Going through as an elf mage, with dreams of becoming an arcane warrior.  Current party is allister, leilanna, and wynne in classic tank/archer/healer form.  

Made it through the Mage tower thus far, pretty fun.  Been dying a lot though, I need to be less stingy with the mana pots.
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Post by: Nocat on December 01, 2009, 02:18:47 pm
Im going as: Duelist(me)/Allister/Leilanna/wynne or morganna, cant decide.
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Post by: goldenshinywire on December 01, 2009, 08:14:30 pm
Dragon Age sounds fun. Baldur's Gate was always one of my favorite multiplayer games, but those freakin' huge rats used to give me nightmares. *shudders*

Umm, right now I'm playing Super Smash Bros Brawl and Final Fantasy Tactics: WotL. I've been thinking about starting a new game on Final Fantasy IX just 'cuz I'm bored, tho.
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Post by: Luminar on December 08, 2009, 06:25:18 pm
Tear Ring Saga, using a minor hacked version for english text on items, good game, very challenging, definitely from the creator of Fire Emblem.
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Post by: StaticLynx on December 08, 2009, 09:52:28 pm
-CoD Modern Warfare 2, online of course.
-Halo 3 and RE5 Occasionally online as well.
-And FFT, deh.
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Post by: Vanya on December 08, 2009, 11:51:33 pm
Metroid Prime Trilogy!!!
It's the freakin' shiznit!
I'm even thinking of making a controller mod that looks like Samus's arm cannon. ^_^
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Post by: Luminar on December 09, 2009, 02:55:14 am
Fire Emblem Sword of Seals, finishing my hard mode playthrough, best FE in my opinion and Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon.
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Post by: SilvasRuin on December 09, 2009, 02:10:31 pm
Wild ARMs 2

It's pretty cool so far, but the Personal Skills are clearly broken.  I have to wonder what the game makers were thinking.  Making one of them affect level ups only is bound to be crippling for the characters you get later in the game as they can't take advantage of it nearly as much.  And some of the other abilities just suck...
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Post by: Vanya on December 09, 2009, 10:19:34 pm
If all goes well I'll be playing Silent Hill: Shattered Memories tonight! ^_^
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Post by: Nocat on December 09, 2009, 11:34:40 pm
Just finished Tactics Universe, the Fire Emblem hack that Luminar showed the forums. Good hack. Short but good.
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Post by: Smitson on December 09, 2009, 11:36:43 pm
Playing threw FFVI and 1.3 as soon as I can get it working again.
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Post by: Vanya on December 15, 2009, 08:36:44 am
Beat Silent Hill: Shattered Memories. It was ... disturbing ... on many levels.
Really pissed that Fatal Frame 4 was turned down by Nintendo for release in NA & EU.
Moving back to Metroid Trilogy.
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Post by: Dome on December 15, 2009, 08:37:30 am
Pokemon platinum and FFT
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Post by: woodenbandman on December 15, 2009, 09:48:25 am
Fallout 3, and it's great. I just killed all of megaton out of boredom and didn't save.
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Post by: philsov on December 15, 2009, 11:10:57 am
Quote from: "goldenshinywire"Dragon Age sounds fun. Baldur's Gate was always one of my favorite multiplayer games, but those freakin' huge rats used to give me nightmares. *shudders*

Well... there was 2 versions of baldur's gate.  The first (and true!) version was PC-only and had many MANY mechanics DnD based, but featured a pretty cool storyline and a lot of sidequests with recruitiable NPCs.  BG2 (Dark Alliance) was a dungeon beat em up with a far simpler level/battle system.

Dragon Age... is kinda cross between the two.  The mage class is freaking OP though.  That said, beat it with my final party being Shale (tank), self (Arcane Warrior), Wynne (healer, notably rocking telekenetic weapon) and Lelianna as archer.  

Started up another playthrough, this time I'm a rogue.  Female commoner dwarf at that!  Arcane warrior was pretty fun but it was largely just auto-attack while I controlled the rest of the crew as needed.  But now since theres backstabs to be had I'll try and let the tank/healer auto-pilot a lot more.  Also rocking my dog.
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Post by: Kagebunji on December 15, 2009, 11:50:39 am
I currently play MGS4 and strated playing FFT again.
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Post by: WinterICE on December 15, 2009, 12:32:09 pm
Got quite a backlog worked up, SMT P4 on PS2.
MGS Portable Ops, Phantasy Star Portable, FF7 and Killzone Liberation on PSP (getting Dissidia this Friday and Monster Hunter for Christmas)
Team Fortress 2, Resident Evil 5, Red Alert 3 and Disgaea 3 on PS3 (getting Brutal Legend and hopefully Uncharted 2 for Christmas)

I need Demon's Souls and Valkyria Chronicles before I have to jump through hoops to get them.
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Post by: Samuraiblackbelt on December 15, 2009, 02:00:46 pm
now playing Bioshock, it's a kinda weird game, the story is intriguing, but the gameplay isn't as good as other FPSs
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Post by: Nocat on December 15, 2009, 02:16:38 pm
Bioshock is an amazing game just for the story. The story was so good, it overshadowed any poor mechanics or gameplay.
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Post by: SilvasRuin on December 15, 2009, 02:55:04 pm
I want to ask if they would kindly release the sequel already.  (Did I get the phrase right?  It's been a while.)
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Post by: Nocat on December 15, 2009, 03:21:10 pm
would they kindly i think....
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Post by: Cheetah on December 17, 2009, 01:53:22 pm
OMG I beat two games in one day, I so love holiday break. So after, ...well probably over a year, I finally beat Valkyria Chronicles. A very good strategy RPG that any FFT fan with a PS3 should pick up. It is really interesting how many parallels there are between it and FFT story-wise. The main character is the son of a dead military hero (Balbanes), who is helped by his fathers friend (Cid), the wars themselves can be seen as mirroring the 50 year war and now VC2 is sounding kind of like the Lion War, awakening ancient forgotten powers, and there are many more similarities. I like this game so much I'm almost tempted to write a review on it, but I believe I will hold off for now.

Then I also beat Castlevania: Circle of the Moon for GBA. I rented this way back when it first came out so it was fun playing it again and finishing it. I have been on a bit of a Castlevania kick, damn you AVGN, and this was the next one I got my hands on after Portrait of Ruin. Obviously there were lots of advances in the DS sequal, but if CotM just had a beastary and a store I probably would say it was the superior game. The Dual Card system or whatever was a lot of fun and very versatile. Obviously there was essentially no story, but at least all the characters looked bad ass. The difficulty was good for the most part, though the magic powers did make it a bit easy at times. I'm not very good at these games though and there was no way I was going to be able to beat Dracula for a good long while without using summons.

Hopefully my next Castlevania game will be Symphony of the Night, which I have been saying for a while. I have it on my psp, I just need to get it working again. They are nice for a quick play on the bus which is the only time I have for video games during the school year. Other than that I am playing through Batman: Arkam Asylum. Sweet game with one of the best collectibles/unlockables systems I have ever seen in a game, there are some many with some many different kinds it is rather sick.
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Post by: woodenbandman on December 17, 2009, 02:12:25 pm
I lost 2 days to Fallout 3.
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Post by: Vanya on December 18, 2009, 03:32:13 pm
Tried out LoZ:Spirit Tracks. Good game, but makes me wish they would stick to a single continuity.
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Post by: woodenbandman on December 18, 2009, 04:00:27 pm
It makes me wish they'd stop beating a dead horse. They have way too many Zelda games. Make something new.
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Post by: Samuraiblackbelt on December 18, 2009, 04:24:14 pm
same with final fantasy. and CoD, and Halo.
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Post by: woodenbandman on December 18, 2009, 05:57:10 pm
Final Fantasy is a bit different, they're all different storylines, which is the major difference between all RPGs, whereas LoZ is same gameplay and story almost verbatim in every game (it's gotten a bit better recently, but it's too little too late).
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Post by: Luminar on December 18, 2009, 10:17:08 pm
Quote from: "Nocat"Just finished Tactics Universe, the Fire Emblem hack that Luminar showed the forums. Good hack. Short but good.


yah, it isnt completed yet but i think it's gonna be the best Fire Emblem patch out next to China FE and Tales of the Emblem, started Fire Emblem Tales of the Emblem.
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Post by: Luminar on December 18, 2009, 10:18:50 pm
Quote from: "Cheetah"omsa I beat two games in one day, I so love holiday break. So after, ...well probably over a year, I finally beat Valkyria Chronicles. A very good strategy RPG that any FFT fan with a PS3 should pick up. It is really interesting how many parallels there are between it and FFT story-wise. The main character is the son of a dead military hero (Balbanes), who is helped by his fathers friend (Cid), the wars themselves can be seen as mirroring the 50 year war and now VC2 is sounding kind of like the Lion War, awakening ancient forgotten powers, and there are many more similarities. I like this game so much I'm almost tempted to write a review on it, but I believe I will hold off for now.

Then I also beat Castlevania: Circle of the Moon for GBA. I rented this way back when it first came out so it was fun playing it again and finishing it. I have been on a bit of a Castlevania kick, damn you AVGN, and this was the next one I got my hands on after Portrait of Ruin. Obviously there were lots of advances in the DS sequal, but if CotM just had a beastary and a store I probably would say it was the superior game. The Dual Card system or whatever was a lot of fun and very versatile. Obviously there was essentially no story, but at least all the characters looked bad ass. The difficulty was good for the most part, though the magic powers did make it a bit easy at times. I'm not very good at these games though and there was no way I was going to be able to beat Dracula for a good long while without using summons.

Hopefully my next Castlevania game will be Symphony of the Night, which I have been saying for a while. I have it on my psp, I just need to get it working again. They are nice for a quick play on the bus which is the only time I have for video games during the school year. Other than that I am playing through Batman: Arkam Asylum. Sweet game with one of the best collectibles/unlockables systems I have ever seen in a game, there are some many with some many different kinds it is rather sick.

u gotta love valkyria chronicles music, definitely from the same guy who did FFT's music.
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Post by: boomkick on December 18, 2009, 11:42:39 pm
Heroes of Newerth almost made me say "screw finals."

I'm entering a MF2 tournament in January, and I prestige'ed a day before i signed up (need to get to level 70 again... arghh!)
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Post by: HakuSGX on December 19, 2009, 10:31:05 pm
I'm going though my power runs (trying to beat my times, lowest level, etc) though Infinite Undiscovery.
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Post by: tithin on December 20, 2009, 01:22:13 am
Quote from: "philsov"
Quote from: "tithin"asdoifuhosdf9 dragon age is baldurs gate 3

fasdf-90df

A-men.

Going through as an elf mage, with dreams of becoming an arcane warrior.  Current party is allister, leilanna, and wynne in classic tank/archer/healer form.  

Made it through the Mage tower thus far, pretty fun.  Been dying a lot though, I need to be less stingy with the mana pots.

I went through the game as a City Elf Warrior (Champion / Berserker)

Took my initial party as alistair, morrigan and lelliana. Ended with Al, Lelianna, and Wrynn. I just couldn't take any more of Morrigans shit, the bitch hates everything. In fairness, she's really fucking well written, and her constant barbs at alistair had me in stitches.
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Post by: SolidSnakeDog on December 20, 2009, 02:05:08 am
just Started playing the new EpicDuel game.
(Form the same creator that made dragon fable/mechquest ect...)
This is a turn based PvP.

I think im doing very well in this. I got 121wins and 56 loses to date.

Still...this game doe not have much stuff yet (this was made playable like a week ago)
so u may want to stay clear form this for now.
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Post by: Kaijyuu on December 20, 2009, 03:34:00 am
Been playing wc3 custom maps a bit again.



What I love about wc3's custom maps is there are a LOT of gameplay ideas. Generally the maps themselves aren't too complex, but some have quite original and fun ideas. I find a map I like, play it a few times until I feel I've fully explored the concept, and move on.

The best ones are ones with lots of different ways to play the same game: right now the one I've been playing the most took an outdated and traditionally bad concept (hero line war), gutted, retrofitted, and rebalanced it, all while gave the players many viable options to build custom heroes. There's still plenty of imbalance (there's about 5 useless abilities to every useful one), but there's enough balance that it's still fun and enough options to keep me coming back to find new hero compositions. Not to mention variable game modes.


WC3's custom maps may be best known for spawning the aos/dota and tower defense genres, but a lot of other great ideas are there too. I can't wait for starcraft 2.
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Post by: SilvasRuin on December 20, 2009, 04:02:11 am
Considering the fact that they are opening SC2 up for editing even more than WC3 AND are including features they themselves opted not to use... I expect the potential will be beyond my comprehension.  The question is how much potential will the map makers use?
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Post by: Zenius on December 20, 2009, 07:17:01 am
I still play wc3 custom (and ladder)
DotA, Element TD, Angel Arena, Hero Line War Lition, and the list goes on...
But I like Enfos TS MT the best
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Post by: Vanya on December 20, 2009, 10:59:49 am
I'm playing New Super Mario Bros Wii in weekly sessions with my best friend and my wife. It is wonderfully hilarious how much we suck! ^_^
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Post by: Aquablack on December 20, 2009, 11:28:41 pm
Fun times, I like to get 3 friends together. 4 player is awesome, especially in the fort and castle stages.
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Post by: SilvasRuin on December 21, 2009, 01:38:19 am
Quote from: "Aquablack"Fun times, I like to get 3 friends together. 4 player is awesome, especially in the fort and castle stages.
And situations like those are why they added in the function of the large A button...

That's how me and my cousin got through those parts.  He would bubble himself to get out of my way since I was better at the tough spots.
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Post by: woodenbandman on December 21, 2009, 10:34:24 am
My friends and I got to world 8 in a day (we took the warp cannon), I don't think I'd want to continue playing, there's not much replay valuse and the controls are dildos.
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Post by: SilvasRuin on December 21, 2009, 02:16:36 pm
Nah, the controls are just as good as the old classics, if not better.  You just need to learn fast for the tilt/rotation/etc gimmicks.  Me and my cousin beat it in a day.  It was crazy and awesome at the end.  Just frustrating enough to be extremely satisfying when we won.

...World 8 was the first time I had to use any continues.  It's level designs are rather evil...  We kind of skipped the cloud world though, so who knows, that might would have been just as bad.
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Post by: PX_Timefordeath on December 22, 2009, 09:05:22 pm
Borderlands is very damn fun. It's like the loot whoring of Blizzard combined with a fun FPS.
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Post by: SolidSnakeDog on December 23, 2009, 09:39:34 am
Quote from: "SilvasRuin"Me and my cousin beat it in a day.


Too bad i dont really have a partener to add the fun.
Only thing i hate about mario games is the games are too short for me.

Playing this game with 4 people is really hard. You keep jumping on someone head by mistake and kill him by making him/her falling off a pit or throwing a turtle or other stuff like that.
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Post by: Samuraiblackbelt on December 26, 2009, 12:35:42 pm
now playing Half Life 2. I wish I had been able to play Half Life 1, because the story is really confusing. I really like he gameplay though, it's a nice change from the normal war time FPSs.
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Post by: Dominic NY18 on December 26, 2009, 01:07:47 pm
I'm now playing New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles, and CoD: Modern Warfare 2.
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Post by: woodenbandman on December 26, 2009, 02:51:22 pm
New super mario bros Wii has terrible controls. They're unresponsive and brawlified. There is no point to incorporating all the gimmicky shitty functions, and the controller feels like ass in your hands, because it's even smaller and stupider than a fuckin NES controller. The physics are like swimming in jello, the same thing that ruined Super Smash Bros Brawl (which is why Melee will always be the superior game). Wall Jumping is ridiculously difficult without a joystick, and a joystick would've just made the game better in every way.

Furthermore the music sucks and has none of the charm of the old games. Fuck this reggae steel drum synth noise.

I just picked up Conker's BAd Fur Day and Diddy Kong Racing, those two eternal classics. I'm gonna play through Diddy kong racing first, while my sister is playing through bag fur day.
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Post by: SolidSnakeDog on December 26, 2009, 02:54:22 pm
Conker bad fur Day...lol the frist time i played it i was like...wtf?  :shock:
Great variety i mush say. Lot of jokes in there too. Gameplay not....this good but the hmm...*story* make up for it greatly.
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Post by: Luminar on December 27, 2009, 03:58:35 pm
Dragon Age Origins, really good game, cant believe i didnt get this asap, and Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 on the PS3 every now and then, if anyone wants to play or w/e my PSN is LuminarII.
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Post by: Eternal on December 27, 2009, 04:20:06 pm
Dragon Age is totally sucking up my time right now- but I have to admit, I can't find a character I really want to stick with.

My favorite character thus far has been my Ranger, but I find Mages to be quite fun as well.
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Post by: SilvasRuin on December 29, 2009, 04:02:33 am
QuoteWall Jumping is ridiculously difficult without a joystick
I wasn't going to dispute your statements at first thinking that you just simply didn't like the controls, but this statement right here sealed the coffin on my opinion of your statements.  To be perfectly honest, it sounds like you just suck.

Though the bits where you had to tilt the controller for those gimmicky platforms and lights were rather poor and annoying no matter how you look at it.  The only good part about them is the mayhem it causes when one player causes an end of the platform to lift when another player was only just barely going to be able to make the jump to begin with.



My PSP's display (not screen, the innards that project the image) wound up busted, so until I get it replaced I'm back on my DS.  I've been doing a sort of minmax run of FFTA2 to try and stave off boredom, making sure their speed goes up every level and I only level them up in the jobs with good growths.  ...I want my PSP fixed so much.  :cry:  I was just about to look into Vagrant Story and Dissidia too.  Why couldn't it have waited for Golden Sun DS?
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Post by: PX_Timefordeath on January 03, 2010, 09:06:20 pm
Whatever's in my PSP AKA:
【初音ミク Project DIVA】
らき☆すた ネットアイドル・マイスター
Holy Invasion of Privacy Badman! What Did I Do to Deserve This?
And thanks to LD, Vagrant Story

Half Minute Hero

30 seconds until the world ends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Samuraiblackbelt on January 03, 2010, 10:34:59 pm
now playing Assassin's creed II and Bad Company
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Post by: woodenbandman on January 05, 2010, 03:16:17 pm
Quote from: "SilvasRuin"
QuoteWall Jumping is ridiculously difficult without a joystick
I wasn't going to dispute your statements at first thinking that you just simply didn't like the controls, but this statement right here sealed the coffin on my opinion of your statements.  To be perfectly honest, it sounds like you just suck.

Why did they create a system that allows you to use a perfectly operable joystick, and then create games that force you to hold their shitty wii mote in two hands? Why not let you use a Gamecube controller? Why not even use the wii classic controller?

Those tilty things fucked up absolutely everything. With a gamecube controller, it could've been way better.
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Post by: Smash on January 06, 2010, 05:38:03 pm
Dissidia.


In consecuence, ALL internet activity will be put on hold for a few days.
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Post by: Vanya on January 06, 2010, 05:49:53 pm
CV - Dawn of Sorrow: Julius Mode.
MM9
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Post by: Nocat on January 06, 2010, 09:54:30 pm
MM9 is decent after the TELP patch, ive yet to complete it though.
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Post by: Vanya on January 07, 2010, 01:27:37 pm
Actually I meant MegaMan9. ^_^
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Post by: tithin on January 08, 2010, 06:13:15 am
I've been playing 30 second hero on my psp lately (in comparison to playing it every night IN BED, HEYOOOO) and it's actually fun.
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Post by: SilvasRuin on January 08, 2010, 12:25:25 pm
I finally decided to get FFI and FFII for the PSP whenever I got my new one.  The backgrounds and monster images are just so pretty, I couldn't help it.  That and the games aren't half bad for some retro gameplay.  I'm well on my way to finishing a FFII playthrough and will likely start a FFI playthrough once I both complete the Soul of Rebirth thing or whatever the after game is called and see for myself at least one of the two gimmicky "ultimate" spells.

I've also been playing DragonQuest IV.  It's been fun, but... I'm starting to think I won't find one from the series I like as much as VIII.

On a side note, I have never finished Lost Odyssey.  This became quite the sticking point this past break when I was finally around my 360 again but the game was nowhere to be found.  I very much enjoyed that game and I stopped playing it for a very silly reason.  Now I'm frustrated that I am unable to play it when I am finally wanting to again.  I find it's system and balance inspirational to some degree.  The new take on the otherwise stagnant row system was brilliant, the bosses always had a fun and/or challenging gimmick to them, and magic was well worth the mp and charge times for them.  You would also screw yourself over if you got the "clever" idea to make your party up of all immortals any time before the end of the game.  I've been racking my brains lately trying to come up with ways to make FFT emulate all of that.
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Post by: Zeio on January 15, 2010, 12:12:47 pm
Just picked up a copy of Dragon Age and Assassin's Creed II.  Can't wait to try them out after work today.  (ps3)
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Post by: woodenbandman on January 16, 2010, 08:48:48 pm
I'm anticipating the arrival of my Burning Wheel books so I can play me some Burning Wheel.
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Post by: Zypher on January 17, 2010, 06:18:36 pm
Now playing Crimson Gem Saga... pretty solid old-school JRPG and the voices are pretty decent
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Post by: Kaijyuu on January 17, 2010, 08:51:00 pm
Been playing star ocean 2. Already beaten it twice in my life, now I'm going through it on Universe (very hard) difficulty.
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Post by: fftrdx on January 18, 2010, 12:12:44 am
Fire emblem 6 hard mode with only roy and the two cavaliers. Almost done with 1.3. ;_;
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Post by: Aquilae on January 18, 2010, 08:42:15 am
Actually that isn't too bad provided you can get some good level-ups with Roy (for stuff like C22, that wyvern chapter). Roy x Allan x Lance supports are really great.
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Post by: fftrdx on January 18, 2010, 11:13:11 am
Yeah I did it two years ago. I failed to get the extra ending but it went pretty well aside from my screwed Allan.
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Post by: SilvasRuin on January 20, 2010, 03:36:05 am
Holy shit.  Sometime in the hopefully near future, my "now playing" will include the PSP Lunar remake.  It's like I just ingested a dozen pixie sticks.
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Post by: Cheetah on January 25, 2010, 04:05:43 am
Well I just beat Metroid: Fusion on GBA. It was my first real playthrough of a Metroid game and I enjoyed it. Though it was more of just filler till I get my next Castlevania fix. After beating Portrait or Ruin and Circle of the Moon I have gotten my hands on the original NES Castlevania for GBA. It is definitely hard though and I can't imagine ever beating it without a save function. Right now level 4 is kicking my ass but hopefully I will get through it in the next few days. I am still in search of my next Castlevania fix though. I'm hoping to find one of the other GBA ones for cheap, but if I can't find them soon then I might have to settle for emulated versions of the old school ones.
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Post by: SilvasRuin on January 25, 2010, 05:04:33 am
I got up to the second Ridley fight in Super Metroid and then decided I would never play another metroid game again.  I definitely am better at turn based games than action games.
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Post by: DarkxFatal on January 28, 2010, 09:20:50 pm
Well..Let's see. First off, 1.3. I've been playing Breath of Fire IV, Grandia I, and tried to play Brave Fencer Mushashi (unsuccessful, it's kind of harder with out an actual 'controller')

For non-emulator games, I've been playing Ninja Blade, Last Remnant, Prototype, and Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom (All are 360 games)

I would like to re-download my GBA emulator so I can beat Megaman Zero 3 and 4 ><..
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Post by: SilvasRuin on January 28, 2010, 10:24:26 pm
Last Remnant is a really fun game, but it's got its flaws.  Developing the main character the way you want can be tricky if you don't know what you're doing early on.  I've found the harder the fight is the more fun it tends to be, but the generic enemies can't seem to ever keep up and not suck much farther than when you first encounter them despite the fact that EVERYTHING scales.
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Post by: Cheetah on January 29, 2010, 03:50:54 pm
Anyone play much of Sword of Mana for GBA? I'm giving it a try but it really isn't hooking me and I'm wondering if it is worth putting time into. Oh I beat level 4 in Castlevania and now 5 is kicking my ass. This game is oddly balanced because it really doesn't matter that you get extra lives each level. If you don't make it through the level your first try all the check points do is make more unlikely that you will be able to beat the boss and finish the level.
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Post by: philsov on January 29, 2010, 05:09:56 pm
It's a pretty good game;  it's the prequel to Secret of Mana (its the Final Fantasy Adventure remake) -- featuring solo play (and different weapon types to be rotated for style/damage/utility) and a rotating guest.  All in all the storyline is superb for its time (the only thing that causes SoM to eek ahead is Flamie, imo), and the introduction of the class-type level up system is a fun little twist over the older method.
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Post by: woodenbandman on January 29, 2010, 06:05:09 pm
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT^

I WANT THAT RIGHT FUCKING NOW

I LOST MY SECRET OF MANA A LONG TIME AGO AND I WANT IT BAAAAAACK
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Post by: philsov on January 29, 2010, 11:52:57 pm
that said, now playing Seiken Densetsu 3;  going with an all-chick party this time, largely because in all my previous playthroughs I've abused the heck out of both Hawkeye and Kevin and neglected Angela and Carlie because of how weak they are.
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Post by: mav on January 30, 2010, 11:49:35 am
I can tell ya this much: Sword of Mana is a pretty decent game, but it's definitely lacking whatever made Secret of Mana and Seiken Densetsu 3 phenomenal, in my opinion. Secret of Mana is up there as one of my favorite games ever, and I play it almost yearly. SD3 is another phenomenal one (and you're marvelous for using a full chick team, Phil). Good stuff, good stuff.
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Post by: Macros86 on January 31, 2010, 10:25:47 am
Playing a vanilla run of FFT with some codes enabled (No Job Req/Bypass JP/Enemy Equip Best Equip/Rare Equips ASAP)
So far it's been really fun.
Tomorrow I'll be playing MAG.
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Post by: Vanya on February 01, 2010, 02:38:32 am
Fatal Frame III & IV.
I was looking for a copy of 3 for-eva! I did a computer job for a friend & she got it for me as payment. Yay!
And as luck would have it they released the fan translation of 4 that same day!
Bliss! :3
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Post by: Criss on February 01, 2010, 11:04:17 pm
Perfect world -- on the vendetta server ^^
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Post by: Vanya on February 04, 2010, 12:51:13 pm
Tatsunoko VS Capcom - Ultimate All-Stars, baby!!
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Post by: Luminar on February 04, 2010, 02:09:26 pm
White Knight Chronicles and a Fire Emblem hack called "Link's War"
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Post by: philsov on February 06, 2010, 10:11:19 pm
holy crap wesnoth is awesome.

Doing the southguard campaign atm -- just entered a level with the dreaded fog of war!
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Post by: Macros86 on February 07, 2010, 07:33:58 am
Playing MAG and Machinarium
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Post by: Archael on February 07, 2010, 12:32:15 pm
Mass Effect 2
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Post by: SentinalBlade on February 10, 2010, 02:11:50 pm
Quote from: "philsov"holy crap wesnoth is awesome.

Doing the southguard campaign atm -- just entered a level with the dreaded fog of war!

Its got alot of unique features, and the amount of mods for it is amazing If you get bored of a certain race, there are hundreds of player made :D for being a homebrew(on the psp no less) its pretty far along, boasting over 5000 cards, and even new cards from the new worldwake boosters....i got tired of blowing money on the real cards >.>

I just finished Sands of Destruction on my DS though, and its actually a decent RPG. Albiet some of the features they were claiming as footholds for the game were fairly unimpressive, it doesnt deserve some of the criticism its getting in areas.
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Post by: Dokurider on February 10, 2010, 05:55:38 pm
Currently playing Einhander, and IT. IS. KICKING. MY. ASS. Currently, I'm on the air base level or whatever.
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Post by: Nocat on February 12, 2010, 12:05:17 am
Finished Mass Effect 2. Been playing Sword of the Stars a lot with my bro...good times.
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Post by: Vanya on February 12, 2010, 08:59:32 pm
Excitebike World Rally, ExciteTrucks, ExciteBots.
I love the Bat ExciteBot!
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Post by: Kaijyuu on February 12, 2010, 10:33:37 pm
Disgaea, Hour of Darkness again.

Oh how I despise cave of ordeals 3. And the item world.
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Post by: Cheetah on February 13, 2010, 12:50:51 am
Quote from: "Vanya"Excitebike World Rally, ExciteTrucks, ExciteBots.
I love the Bat ExciteBot!

I honestly don't know if there is any other excitebot that even compares to the Bat. I mean it is the fastest and has wings, what more could you want?
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Post by: Vanya on February 13, 2010, 04:14:15 am
Enough cash to buy the black paint job! =P
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Post by: SilvasRuin on February 14, 2010, 05:12:37 am
Finally got around to getting Dissidia.  It is fun as heck.  I started with Cloud as he was (one of) the simplest to use.  Since he was naturally higher in level than the others due to being the first that I started multiple storyline runs for completion's sake with, he was the natural choice to finish up the storyline.  I wound up getting him to level 100 first.  I ran into some problems at the Lunar Whale Duel Colosseum mode as he's just too slow to for me to consistently win with, and by all appearances I can't get the level appropriate gear for the highest levels without farming Lunar Whale, so I wound up being stuck in a paradoxical situation.  I've got Onion Knight to level 97 now though, so maybe I can start collecting some of those treasures.

Love using Onion Knight, but I really wish I had a few hundred CP more on him.  To still be able to equip support abilities, I'm missing out on at least a third of all the attacks he can have equipped at once.  Maybe it will get better when he's got a few more of them mastered...
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Post by: Cheetah on March 12, 2010, 04:27:18 pm
Well I beat Batman: Arkham Asylum, I checked this thread and apparently I started in December. As all the reviews say it is a great game, with excellent gameplay variety. If anything I think it might have been slightly under rated because it was a comic book game. The combat gets so fun later on that I think I will probably do some of the challenge missions and it will probably take a bit of will power to NOT go collectible hunting in the game.

My current Castlevania game is Symphony of the Night. It amazes me that Konami still hasn't figured out all the things they did right in that game to make it a huge hit and not repeat it in their sequels. Obviously it is great and really unique compared to the other games in the series, though it is very confusing on a first playthrough (plus hard) and I'm basically just stumbling through the game.

I'm hoping to start Demon's Souls in the near future! It has been sitting on my shelf for a month or so while I waiting for spring break.
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Post by: Gotwald on March 13, 2010, 05:05:57 pm
I started playing bioshock 2, and I can sum it up in a few words:

Less plot, less scare factor, worse gameplay.

Still good, just not as good :/
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Post by: Vanya on March 13, 2010, 09:56:45 pm
Rygar, Wii version.
Should have had more motion controls, but I never beat on Gamecube anyway.
Fucking Aristotle. =P
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Post by: Kourama on March 15, 2010, 09:38:09 am
Dragon Age, No More Heroes 2.
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Post by: Chim on March 16, 2010, 12:35:25 am
DoomRL. One of my favorite Roguelikes to be sure.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: PX_Timefordeath on March 16, 2010, 12:42:07 am
Lunar for PSP
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: boomkick on March 16, 2010, 02:50:26 am
Quote from: "Cheetah"I'm hoping to start Demon's Souls in the near future! It has been sitting on my shelf for a month or so while I waiting for spring break.

Make sure you have free time on your hands and TONZ of patience. You will die, in the first few minutes, I am 99.99% sure that you will die in the first 10 minutes (if you run through the game correctly :)).

Starting Bad Company 2 tomorrow. Can't wait!
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: rafaelterras on March 17, 2010, 10:27:47 pm
Currently playing Shadow of the Colossus. Since I'd never played it before, it is indeed very epic riding on a horse to find some gigantic (colossal) beings and destroy them just to save your character's lady.
I don't know if I'm the only one who feels this, but so far I've found it pretty easy...
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on March 18, 2010, 01:13:01 pm
Quote from: "boomkick"
Quote from: "Cheetah"I'm hoping to start Demon's Souls in the near future! It has been sitting on my shelf for a month or so while I waiting for spring break.

Make sure you have free time on your hands and TONZ of patience. You will die, in the first few minutes, I am 99.99% sure that you will die in the first 10 minutes (if you run through the game correctly :)).

Starting Bad Company 2 tomorrow. Can't wait!

Yes I died, and then I died over and over and over again. Is there like no saving and if you die to you always end up in the same place? I'm going to read the instruction booklet before I go any further. Any suggestions on a physical based starting class? I tried barbarian but perhaps that was too much power and not enough defense.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: boomkick on March 18, 2010, 02:23:20 pm
Take everything slow, if you want you can start with the Knight for physical class since they start off with armor and shield. But they are heavy and don't start off with magic. Royalty is a good start because they are light and can use magic (magic is a lot better then you think, and you can use it if you meet the requirements, and you don't have to be a mage). You can look up the wiki for info or you can go to another forum to ask for questions (I posted tons of stuff there already, if you want to know the website ask).

Contrary to what you just said, the game auto-saves all the time. It is just that when you die you die at the Archstone that is directly behind you. Once you kill a boss a new archstone appears and if you die in that area you respawn at that boss' archstone. So if you die in 1-1 (thats the map or section, first world Boletaria in the first section/boss), you will respawn at 1-1's Archstone. Same thing applies to 1-2, 2-2, 4-1, etc.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on April 01, 2010, 11:44:57 pm
Reposting an older what was lost:

Besides play various Castlevania games, my main gaming time is going into a playthrough of FFXII Internal: Zodiac Job System with an English translation. I'm recording and posting my playthrough on youtube. I'm doing it for fun but also to show off this great patch along with the state of ps2 emulation on MacOSX. Currently I've post up to part 5, but here is the link again to part 1. All comments and thoughts are welcomed. Bastard Poetry was also kind enough to start a thread about the playthrough on his site http://www.museofoblivion.com/clave/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=146&p=743#p743


I need help with two things though.

1) Which job would you rather see, Breaker, Samurai, Hunter, or Uhlan/Dragoon? Vote quick or the opportunity will be gone.

2) How can I spice up my commentary? Ideas about topics to discuss, stats about this game or related games I should go over, etc. What would you like to see more of? I just trying to find ways to keep it interesting. I just finished recording part 26 and I feel like all I am doing is narrating what I'm doing and I think I could spice it up a bit more.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Eternal on April 03, 2010, 07:55:26 am
Not sure if it's too late, but Breakers are supposed to be uber late-game, especially on Yiazmat. So I'm voting Breaker.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on April 03, 2010, 07:24:14 pm
I have been wonder that about the Breaker, seems exactly like the knight skill set from FFT (which was very important against bosses). Right now the only other vote I have is for a Dragoon from Bastard Poetry.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Eternal on April 03, 2010, 08:47:28 pm
Dragoons are cool, but they don't really have anything special going for them like Breakers do, in terms of skills.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Kourama on May 07, 2010, 10:28:44 pm
Playing Monster Hunter Tri
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: SilvasRuin on May 07, 2010, 10:44:36 pm
You have any information about how I could manage to play FFXII international on a PC?  I would love to try out that job system.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on May 07, 2010, 11:27:11 pm
Quote from: "SilvasRuin"You have any information about how I could manage to play FFXII international on a PC?  I would love to try out that job system.

PCSX2, I'm just using the OSX port of it.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: SilvasRuin on May 09, 2010, 01:49:18 am
Hrm.  The latest doesn't seem to support patched iso files.  Am I going to have to burn it to a new disc or is there some way to play from the iso...?  I tried tracking down an older beta of PCSX2, but I've had no luck.  The only lead I managed to find needed a password.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on May 09, 2010, 06:23:36 pm
What I'm using has no problem with the patched ISO at all.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: SilvasRuin on May 09, 2010, 09:59:33 pm
I can see that in the videos.  The PC version I got (PCSX2 0.9.6) only has Run CD/DVD, Open ELF File, and Run > Execute, none of which seem to be able to pick up on the disc image.  After burning the patched .iso to a DVD disc, it wouldn't read that disc.  I'm reluctant to try a normal CD-R and waste another disc.  Do have any ideas on how I can get this thing working?
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: SilvasRuin on May 10, 2010, 07:59:12 pm
Nevermind, I think I've got it all figured out.

Whenever I finally figure out how I can get a control scheme set up that I won't forget every five minutes, I'll be playing it myself.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Vanya on May 12, 2010, 03:51:56 am
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey (DS) & Dead Space: Extraction (Wii).
They're both pretty fun. ^_^
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: beawulfx on May 12, 2010, 03:01:56 pm
Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans

Never was a HUGE DBZ fan, but I liked it as a kid so it has some nostalgic appeal, and it's a pretty good, standard, RPG.

Moving on to SMT: Strange Journey next!
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: SilvasRuin on May 12, 2010, 04:28:15 pm
FFXII International, I've completed the cactoid and wolf hunts before Penelo left the party.  Now in the Garamsythe Waterway... ugh, this is absurd.  I can't seem to figure out how to solve some layering issues, and so the water everywhere is showing up above everything else.  It can make it a little hard to see where I'm going at times...
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on May 12, 2010, 09:32:05 pm
Quote from: "SilvasRuin"FFXII International, I've completed the cactoid and wolf hunts before Penelo left the party.  Now in the Garamsythe Waterway... ugh, this is absurd.  I can't seem to figure out how to solve some layering issues, and so the water everywhere is showing up above everything else.  It can make it a little hard to see where I'm going at times...

I find it to be a good thing that I didn't know I could do hunts earlier in the game, because then I would have spent all my time trying to get through them with just those two. Part of doing this playthrough is that it is having me rushing through the game. I'm making time for hunts, but not exploration unfortunately, which is all the more unfortunate given that many skills and spells are in random chests laying around.

I'm considering doing a let's play of the fan translation of Policenauts, would anyone be interested in that? If so should I do it with narrated commentary or should I just do text comments? Sometimes I feel like my commentary can get a bit boring and with a first playthrough of a text based game perhaps it would get a bit monotonous and people would rather sit back and enjoy the game.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: SilvasRuin on May 12, 2010, 09:37:21 pm
I don't even know what that is.  I've found it hard to listen to both your commentary AND the game dialogue for FFXII though, and it can be frustrating when I'm wanting to hear both.  I manage surprisingly well considering...  Anyways, you say it is a text based game, so I think I'd prefer vocal commentary.  That would be much easier for me to multitask my attention on than two sources of text.

Only two hunts are available with just Vaan and Penelo.  After the Cactoid, they cut you off for a while.  There are apparently storyline checkpoints for Hunt availability, and they aren't just limited by location.


Ooh, Cheetah, what have you been using the new Gambits for?  Foe: Concentrated Attack and Foe: Distributed Attack really sound like the inspiration for some of the AI in FFXIII.  Hrm.  Unless you've already figured out how those work, I'm going to need to do some experimenting.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on May 13, 2010, 05:49:07 pm
Silvas that is something I should probably go over in one of my videos, the new Gambits. Thanks for the idea. Oh and give me an opinion on my last job should be. I'm choosing between Samurai, Uhlan, Breaker, and a few others I think.

As far as Policenauts is concerned there is only one word you need to know, "Kojima":
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Policenauts (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Policenauts)
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: SilvasRuin on May 13, 2010, 07:14:03 pm
I'm trying to look through your videos for the ones you've chosen.  I can't seem to find or remember if you've decided on Basch or Ashe yet.  My opinion would depend on which one.

Ashe's high magic power makes her a terrific Knight if you ever plan to make use of its backup healer capabilities.  Similarly, she could make a great Uhlan as her spells wouldn't be too far behind a mage in damage, and you could have her cast or stab with spears as needed, the weakness of course being the lack of high-end spells for Uhlan.  Her most powerful spell would wind up being Aeroga... assuming you give her Chaos.  She is the best Samurai.  Only she and Vaan can max both Strength and Magic as a Samurai, and she can do so without the Lordly Robes if you give her Zeromus, meaning that she is the only Samurai that can max its stats by equipping the full Genji set.  This is especially cool because the new Masamune I is a one-handed Katana that now allows a Samurai to equip the Genji Shield as well when it normally wouldn't have access to a shield.  Samurai can also access several interesting options and are the best candidate for slinging Motes.
I recommend either Knight or if you plan on making one of them a Samurai, make sure it's her.

Basch's situation is far less interesting.  He mostly shines as a Red Mage or White Mage designed to be a hybrid or as a "Hunter."  This is because he has the highest Strength and HP, and comes closest to maxing them out.  Maxing out Magic as a mage usually comes naturally through all the Magick Lores, Time Mage being the exception.  So basically he's great for a Red Mage running around with Ragnarok after being given Zodiark or a White Mage running around with Defender and Souleater after giving him at the very least Adrammelech and Chaos, and he's the brawniest "Hunter."
If you really don't want a White Mage, I suggest making him a "Hunter."  "Hunter" is a versatile Job that can wind up with different strategic uses depending on which Espers you give it, and which weapon type you choose to use (it can get Brawler too), and it's not all that bad a tank if you go with Daggers and Shields and give Basch Zalera so he comes close to if not breaking 9000 HP.  He's also not a bad Archer as he's one of two characters that can max its attack.  Kind of fitting, actually, because he does wield a bow in that opening cutscene.

Ashe and Basch happen to be the two characters with lowest Vitality, making them the two worst choices for a Breaker since Axes and Hammers use Strength and Vitality for their damage.  Archer and Monk can learn the Break abilities and pick up the slack.


tl;dr
Ashe should be Knight, Uhlan, or Samurai with Zeromus.  I favor Knight and Samurai.
Basch should be a White Mage, Archer, or "Hunter."  Honestly, I favor White Mage as Ribbon is the ideal accessory for the Job AND its Regen effect helps to spam Souleater.  Archer is a close second for getting Addle and Shear to help make up for the lack of a Breaker.  Archer is probably best used if you make Ashe an Uhlan as it would be better team synergy.



I've decided I'll wind up playing two files at some point, picked Knight for Ashe and White Mage for Basch on the first and will pick Samurai for Ashe and Archer for Basch the second time.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on May 14, 2010, 03:10:51 pm
Thanks for the great advice Silvas, you have given me much to think on for my next job choice. I'm enjoying all your comments too, I really need to decide what to do next in my playthrough. I haven't touched the game in a few weeks now.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: SilvasRuin on May 14, 2010, 05:17:46 pm
Marks have been kicking my teeth in whenever I tackle them at the first opportunity, which is making me very glad I opted to make a character a White Mage.  Their combo rates when in low HP is pretty nasty.  It's definitely making me want to get as many Swiftness licenses as possible as quickly as possible.
EDIT:  Fridge logic, why didn't I just use Balthier's quickening for an easy finish once it was low?
Ashe has a huge amount of HP for her level from all the Knight HP licenses.  I'm almost to where one of my mages can cast Decoy.  It will be very nice when I get that dynamic working...

I made Penelo my Uhlan and her growth in all areas has been... slow.  The spells are off in the distance behind a Quickening and her HP and physical buffs are spread out.  It's kind of hard to get her stats beefed up to a comfortable amount just yet.  Their final potential seems stacked in favor of the Knight too if for no other reason than Shields.  The Zodiac Spear has received a slight nerf and I suspect it cannot be obtained the "easy" way anymore, and its competitor the Dragon Whisker L only just competes with the Durandal A, surpassing the sword and shield combo only in the ability to Disable often... and maybe an ability to hit flying enemies.  I think I read that somewhere but I'm not yet certain.
EDIT:  Ah!  Uhlan does get two Swiftness licenses while Knight only gets one, and that one is very, very late on Knight's board.  That is at least some offensive advantage for the Uhlan.

Speaking of things being behind Quickenings do not grab any Quickenings that are not bridges to other licenses unless you are sure you'll still have enough.  In the case of "Hunter" you CANNOT have enough and you will have to give up one of the Ninja Sword licenses.  (I checked and all the others only have three at most serving as bridges, so no choice has to be made.)  I personally want the strongest ones and the elemental Iga and Koga blades (only the Yagyu Darkblade is actually Dark now), so I'm skipping on the first Ninja Sword license.

I'm happy with my "Hunter" so far because the Swiftness licenses are relatively easy to get to and it allows my Vaan to steal quickly before the enemies get killed.  I suspect he might fall out of favor later on, however, as he will never max Strength, his HP will be in an awkward spot high enough that Bubble seems overkill but probably not breaking 9000, and he can't equip the higher tier shields and get a third shield boost license.  The turning point might be when I can get the Shikari no Nagasa F or Hunter's Blade F or whatever they translated it as since it has an amazingly high chance of causing instant death... basically making Vaan the best farming character for Bazaar ingredients.  Not exactly a thrilling role.

Speaking of Swiftness, I highly recommend you plan to give your Vaan Ultima.  Two of Monk's Swiftness licenses need Ultima as a bridge, and as far as I can tell, that is the single most valuable thing Ultima can unlock for any Job.  The competitors are Knight with a Battle Lore and Telekinesis, Breaker with one swiftness, "Hunter" with two Phoenix Lores, and Uhlan with Expose.  The others aren't really worth paying attention to.  Breakers and Monks really don't go well together in a party as another one of Breaker's Swiftness licenses is behind Hashmal, and Hashmal is a much tougher choice to make.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: The Damned on May 15, 2010, 12:23:15 am
Nice to see someone else is playing FFXII, though you appear to have the International version. I think do that pseudo-class challenge whenever/if I ever finish regular FFXII.

Currently, I'm like 61 hours in but I have just only started on the past to Silkiawood. Yeah...I'm slow.

Nihopalaoa seems kind of broken, though it hasn't gotten me from getting stomped by the things I'm REALLY not supposed to face right now, mostly Zeromus and Adrammelech--ugh, I can't spell his name. I'm pretty sure I can beat him now that I can buy Remedies and Chronos Tear, but I don't know if I'll go back there just yet since I'm don't really use the two Espers I have now; Penelo has Belias and Basch has Mateus.

Just recently slayed the Vorpal Bunny and Feral Retriever. They were both pushovers, though the former was annoying since I basically had to throw Phoenix Downs at all the Hellhounds, Basch's slow ass chasing after the thing and then those damned Dark Skeletons kept popping after I killed it. Sigh. I really hate Undead in this game.

Other than that, I've been playing the hell out of SSF4 since it dropped.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: SilvasRuin on May 15, 2010, 07:42:24 am
Ugh, suffered my first game over.  It was in the Garamsythe Waterway, to two Malboros and a giant frog while on my way to the White Mouse mark.  I think I'll take that as a warning sign to leave marks alone for a while.  The Wyvern Lord or whatever it was called wasn't tough (due to accidentally screwed up gambits and party setup, only my Uhlan was attacking... at least it confirmed spears can hit fliers), but I've probably hit the next difficulty tier now.

The references I've been using are unclear as to whether there is still a chest worth nabbing from the optional Demon Wall fight...  I'm not sure if I want to bother struggling with that or not.  My game over kind of disillusioned me about my characters' power.  I suppose I should use Vaan as a healer since he has 3 Potion Lores, use my White Mage to spam Reflect, and my Red Mage to spam Slow and Aero to try and bounce some extra hits onto it.  Too bad my Red Mage doesn't know Fire and I haven't found/bought Fira yet or I could make good use of Oil.

Alternatively this might be a good break point to start my second file and work at catching it up so I can see how that team works.  If I do wind up getting a game over on the mandatory Demon Wall fight, then I'll do that before I go back to grinding levels and LP.


Edit 11:27 PM 5/15/2010  :  Argh!  Second game over, this time to the Gil Snapper.  I was doing alright against it until it got into critical HP, then it starting spamming ultra powerful Blizzara spells.  I might have been able to beat it if I had saved my Quickenings for later when I was actually struggling, but... I was having to revive so fast that it might not have helped any.  The quickenings didn't do a whole lot of damage to it compared to what I expected, and if it wasn't an outright kill at that point, it wouldn't have done me any good.  Anyways, both Demon Walls were dealt with fairly easily.  Casting Reflect on my characters and bouncing Aero back onto the wall was extremely effective, though I did have to use my Quickenings at the end of the optional fight or I wouldn't have killed it in time.  The reward in the International Version is now apparently a one-time-only guaranteed Scathe mote.  I'm going to be saving that for later against something that poses much more of a threat.


Edit again:  Holy shit, guests kick ass the further you go.  Larsa's second time joining you has him come with a variety of curative white magic, probably two or three Potion Lores, Water, Shades of Black, and BUBBLE.  I already thought that little kid was awesome, but this is just crazy.
As luck would have it, I wound up facing Enkelados and the Bull Croc at the same time, followed soon after by the Aeros rare hunt.  I am quickly falling in love with Shades of Black as Larsa cast Shock, Flare, and Scathe over the coarse of those three battles, hastening them for sure.  Of course my Red Mage casting Oil then a couple Firas did more damage than Scathe to Aeros, but still... he's pulling his weight.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: SilvasRuin on May 17, 2010, 08:51:59 am
I figure my walls of text might have been scaring people away from the thread, so I've removed what I had here previously.  Not too many people were interested, I'm sure.

So, after getting Portal for free, I decided I wanted to finally get a shot at the TFV map pack.  I sadly found out I needed Half-Life 2 to play it and I didn't have the money to buy a bunch of games.  A friend who became aware of this then offered to give me their spare copy from purchasing The Orange Box a while back after already having that game.  I had such a blast that I immediately spent the last few monies I had to get the Episode Pack.  I've been playing them for the past few days.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Zozma on June 05, 2010, 10:15:56 pm
Playing FFTA2 for the first time and i must say, thats an annoying bug when illua gets "opportunity" in battle... sigh i suppose i don't have the patience to play the game normally, i just wanted the story lol... i only decided to try the game because of the Lady Frimelda sprite project made me interested in finding out more about her character
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Melancthon on June 06, 2010, 03:49:02 am
I've been playing around with the idea of making a Master File for GTA:San Andreas, where you complete as much of the game as possible before starting the first mission.  There's a very good chance I'll get bored and start doing the story, but right now I've completed the Burglary and Taxi missions and bought a couple of safe houses.  Might start hunting down tags when I get home from work.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: BloodyBlade on June 06, 2010, 06:18:24 pm
Playing PSOBB (Phantasy Star BlueBurst online) People act crazy over Photon Drops. PD this PD that...
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: philsov on June 07, 2010, 09:28:27 am
Dragon Quest VIII

I got... 3/4ish (stuck at Dhoulmagus phase 1) of the way through about two years ago, seeing if I can actually beat it this time.  Just unlocked the ship, and my monster team is at... C rank.  Going with a traditional setup of Hero-Swords, Yangus-Axes, Jessica-Staves, Angelo-Bows, usually with sub-points in courage/humanity/sex/charm.  

It's refreshingly... old.  It really does have the feel of dragon warrior 3 or 6 or something, with updated graphics/sound/etc.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: BloodyBlade on June 07, 2010, 01:56:03 pm
Miracle Slash FTW.

IIRC, there is a sidequest or something where you fight some DragonLord or something... Not to sure. I watched my friend play it. Spamming Miracle Slashes.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: SilvasRuin on June 11, 2010, 12:36:18 am
Quotesigh i suppose i don't have the patience to play the game normally, i just wanted the story lol...
The central story sucks.  It's the side stories that are actually decent.

Philsov, if you want Angelo dealing damage, swords are the way to go.  Bows are good for that one attack that gives him some MP, but that's about it.  He's definitely best as a secondary swordsman or a caster (primarily focused on healing).  Or both.
I always liked focusing Yangus on scythes since they tend to be solid weapons for much of the game, including the end-game, and they allow him to steal items.  There's really not much reason to upgrade anything but Scythe and Axe except for a couple low-tier utility abilities he can get from Humanity.
For Jessica, I would always go half staves and half whips.  I liked my characters being able to fall back to physical attacks at any time, liked crowd control, and I found both of those more useful than her Sex Appeal abilities.  She could serve as an interesting tertiary sword character and gets different abilities than the other two, but I was never inclined to go that route.
For the hero, boomerangs are awesome when you get the upgraded Power Throw ability, but there's not much point in upgrading it past that.  Sword and Courage are the obvious choices for brawn and spellcasting respectively, but Spears can be good for assassinations and Metal Slime killing.  I have never been inclined to sacrifice the strongest boomerang to make the strongest spear though, especially since both can injure metal slimes and the boomerang can hit way more than just one at a time.  I think I always went with Sword, Courage, and put a bit in Boomerang early on.

I hear a playthrough with all of them focusing on unarmed combat can be pretty fun but I've never tried it for myself.



I'm not playing much of anything right now, but I'll be playing FFIX again as soon as it hits the PSN, which should be less than a week now I think.  I never really got around to truly enjoying the gameplay and sidequests, but the story always felt like the most deserving of the name Final Fantasy.  It left an amazing impression on me despite being nowhere near one of my favorite games.  I'm eager to see if I can enjoy it more now.  Though... the method to get Excalibur II was a dick move on Square's part.  It makes me wish I had a modded PSP just to alter the game clock when I get to that point.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Smash on June 11, 2010, 08:38:47 pm
Im thinking buying Valkyrie Profile for the PSP, to have some game to play in the summer. (Never played before) I hear it's good + Square

Good idea?
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Kaijyuu on June 12, 2010, 12:50:52 am
Quite good idea. Few words of warning though:

- Play on Hard difficulty. It's actually easier, since you get better items.
- First 30 mins are extremely boring.
- Look up a guide on gamefaqs or something to get the A ending. Getting it requires jumping through various hoops throughout the game, which you're not likely to do without a guide. The B ending is what you'll get otherwise and it's disappointing in a "I want to punch a wall" sort of way.
- If you're ever flying around the world with seemingly nothing to do, press Select (not sure if it's the same button on the PSP version). You have to "search" for dungeons and playable characters to advance in the game, and if you don't, you'll get beaten up by your superior.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: philsov on June 15, 2010, 12:01:38 pm
QuotePhilsov, if you want Angelo dealing damage, swords are the way to go. Bows are good for that one attack that gives him some MP, but that's about it. He's definitely best as a secondary swordsman or a caster (primarily focused on healing). Or both.
I always liked focusing Yangus on scythes since they tend to be solid weapons for much of the game, including the end-game, and they allow him to steal items. There's really not much reason to upgrade anything but Scythe and Axe except for a couple low-tier utility abilities he can get from Humanity.
For Jessica, I would always go half staves and half whips. I liked my characters being able to fall back to physical attacks at any time, liked crowd control, and I found both of those more useful than her Sex Appeal abilities. She could serve as an interesting tertiary sword character and gets different abilities than the other two, but I was never inclined to go that route.
For the hero, boomerangs are awesome when you get the upgraded Power Throw ability, but there's not much point in upgrading it past that. Sword and Courage are the obvious choices for brawn and spellcasting respectively, but Spears can be good for assassinations and Metal Slime killing. I have never been inclined to sacrifice the strongest boomerang to make the strongest spear though, especially since both can injure metal slimes and the boomerang can hit way more than just one at a time. I think I always went with Sword, Courage, and put a bit in Boomerang early on.

Well I went fisticuffs early on Hero (thin air is awesome!) and axes on Yangus for the critical/slime killing aspect.  I'm getting good mileage out of Angelo's Bows with shining shot and quick shot for decent multi/single target damage, and the MP siphoning is awesome for the long dungeon crawls.  I'm rather regretting the sex appeal on Jess thing though -- the most useful ability to date is the 1/16 enemy turn loss, but sexy beam is pretty good for status infliction.  I'm still playing through it -- just got through Orktusk.  The granny sacrifice scene was pretty touching.  I think pirate's cove is next?

Also been playing a lot of Protector 4 over at http://www.kongregate.com/games/undefined/protector-iv (http://www.kongregate.com/games/undefined/protector-iv) -- it's a flash tower-defense game with pretty cool RPG elements like unit level ups, heros who recruit between.... 64?  Different "tower" classes, and an elemental damage system to boot.  Lots to be addicted to, so there goes my next week or so >_>
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Smash on July 03, 2010, 06:20:31 pm
I went to see some FFXII Shemhazai battle vids today to use as ref for a character and..

See, I recently finished my first playthrough of this epic game, avoiding all spoilers (and any info) as best as I could. Did this with a trio of Vaan, Ashe and Balthier; only had the latest gear from shops, only one quickening enabled per char (thought they could only get one each), fully controled my chars like in older FF's(To those other than my main, they had gambit 'attack party leaders target') never using Belias or any other summon, and absolutely no quickenings used, as it'd dran my sage ring'd mage's whole MP..

Hated target lines and used real time menu selection in most battles. (Cept for difficult bosses)


After watching some of the vids then, I might have played a hard mode version of 12 without knowing.. It's probably why I loved it so much.
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Post by: R999 on July 03, 2010, 11:25:12 pm
Shemhazai, love those Centaur legs.




(http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/6458/screenshot20100703at834.png)

(http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/6458/screenshot20100703at834.png)
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Post by: Dokurider on July 06, 2010, 09:43:34 pm
I can't decide if I want continue with either Grandia, or Legend of Mana, resume playing Digimon World, Lunar: Silver Star, FFVI, or Earthbound, or start playing FFTA, just to finally play that infamous game.
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Post by: Cheetah on July 07, 2010, 01:18:03 am
Play Grandia, FFTA will just make you miss FFT.
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Post by: CT5Holy on July 08, 2010, 12:13:12 am
Although most of the discussion about FF12 International is a few months old, I've recently started playing it and am loving it! Just got to Phon Coast. The speed up feature is simply awesome. It's also a nice way for me to learn Japanese (when I'm patient enough to do so >_>).

I'll have to play DQ8 eventually, too. I think I'm around the same area you're at, philsov. I think. It's been a while. I got stuck at Dhoulmagus and sorta just stopped.
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Post by: Oblivion on July 08, 2010, 05:05:12 am
I'm playin':

Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume, F.E.A.R, F.E.A.R 2, Silent Hill Homecoming, Elder Scrolls IV, FFXIII, many other DS games, and various games on Newgrounds...
I'm waitin' for Castle Crashers to come out on PSN. I played it on 360 and it's just awesome as hell. I love the art style of it and it's very addicting.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Dome on July 08, 2010, 05:42:19 am
Quote from: "Cheetah"Play Grandia, FFTA will just make you miss FFT.
If you play FFTA just thinking it's a random game, it's not bad at all
Just never compare it to FFT
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Oblivion on July 08, 2010, 06:38:25 am
I played FFTA before I played the original and I still didn't like it. When I played FFT then I realized just how crappy FFTA was. Laws... really? The storyline, meh. I liked being able to play as the bad guy though.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: philsov on July 08, 2010, 09:33:47 am
QuoteI'll have to play DQ8 eventually, too. I think I'm around the same area you're at, philsov. I think. It's been a while. I got stuck at Dhoulmagus and sorta just stopped.

Heh, thats where I stopped last time.  But theres two big things of note:

1) If you make him to phase 2 (after the dopplegangers), and then die horribly, when you return the fight'll start in phase 2.  
2) Transmuting a Chirion's Bow is AWESOME for the fight.  Has a use effect of 30 HP restored to the party.  That's basically all Angelo will do in the fight, and it works.

Been playing some Puzzlequest recently -- it's like bejeweled meets a generic flash RPG.  So... yeah, pretty addicting.  I'd prefer puzzle quest 2 (played on a friend's xbox live) but theres no PC port yet -_-.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Dominic NY18 on July 09, 2010, 12:46:47 pm
Just started a playthrough of FFIX on my laptop. I finally got my PS3 controllers to work with emulators, so I don't have to bother with the keyboard to play (I guess I'm more of a gamepad person). I'm also considering doing the low-level Excalibur II challenge in the future.

I also managed to get FFXII working on my laptop. The performance isn't stellar, but it's playable so I might pick that up again in the future (or maybe the International version if I can get my hands on it).
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Post by: Kaijyuu on July 20, 2010, 05:13:48 am
Been recently playing Dwarf Fortress. It's a simcity/sims/civilization type game where you build a home for fantasy dwarves, holding off goblin sieges and digging for ore. It has a "realistic" combat system with no HP: all major organs/limbs are simulated and can take damage. A severed arm will never grow back. You can also build towering statues, build fiendish traps for the goblins, assault hell, murder whoever you (dis)like, fight weird and disfigured super monsters, and a bunch of other stuff. All within an extremely detailed, procedurally generated (random) world.

Oh, and the default graphics are ascii.


Here's (http://www.nzfortress.co.nz/forum/showthread.php?t=20768) a typical game.

If a game designer from 1985 was asked what they'd make with no RAM/CPU limitations, it'd be this game. As a side note, it takes upwards of a gig of RAM to run and will bring the best gaming computer in the world to ~30 FPS when you have 200 dwarves running around with 500 pets and 300 goblins attacking outside.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Zaen on July 20, 2010, 06:53:09 am
Don't forget killer carps and those damned cats...

I tried playing some Dwarf Fortress, but I sucked like crazy, the control scheme was a little hard for me to pick up on.


Anyways, I'm searching for a Skies of Arcadia file, US, and that works on an actual Dreamcast... that's being a pain right now. Otherwise, I'm currently playing Sonic Adventure and Soul Calibur. Haven't found Grandia II, so that's on my to-do list as well.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: beawulfx on July 20, 2010, 12:38:27 pm
I've already clocked almost 40 hours into Dragon Quest IX. Man, this series is arguably my favourite at the moment. If Suikoden was still making games they might win, and Final Fantasy is hard to top based on their history of gems, but Dragon Quest is still making the games I absolutely love. They feel so old school without sacrificing anything... I will never get tired of them if they don't go for some dramatic change, like other RPG series think is so important. Maybe a lot of people disagree, but I LIKE the traditional JRPG and they are getting harder to find. Thankfully Dragon Quest can always be relied upon!

On the side I am working on Skies of Arcadia, was loving it until DQIX came out and I have since been treating it like an abandoned puppy >_>
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Post by: PX_Timefordeath on July 20, 2010, 02:44:06 pm
I got Persona 3 Portable.

I'm addicted :(
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Post by: Melancthon on July 25, 2010, 06:41:24 pm
WIZARDRY 8!  Just got it back from my friend who had it for quite some time.  Definitely one of my top three games.  This time I'm trying something different and running a party of:

Lord (Sword/Mace, X-Bow, Divinity) Endgame Fang/Diamond Eyes
Ranger (Sword/Shield, Bow, Artifacts) Ivory Sword
Bard (Bloodlust/Shield, Music, Locks and Traps) **Light Sword** if I can get one to drop
Ninja (Polearm, Throwing) Dread Spear
Fairy Ninja (Wand/Dagger, Alchemy) Cane of Corpus/Sprite Dagger or one of the other Fairy-specific equips
Mage (Magic, Staff) Staff of Doom

God I love this game.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: philsov on July 26, 2010, 09:17:52 am
Fairy Ninjas are so OP.  

I'm going to be guessing guess party membes of Vi and... robot dude?
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Post by: Melancthon on July 26, 2010, 10:19:09 am
Quote from: "philsov"Fairy Ninjas are so OP.  

I'm going to be guessing guess party members of Vi and... robot dude?

Fairy Ninjas are awesome end-game but they take forever to power up.  If anything is truly overpowered in this game it's the Bloodlust.  My bard is my best melee fighter by far, though my Polearm Ninja should start to catch up now that I've got the Spiked Spear.

I never take NPCs any more.  All they do is suck up your experience and leave you when you need them most.  RFS-81 is definitely the best of them though.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: PX_Timefordeath on July 28, 2010, 07:13:29 pm
/me punts Persona 3 Portable.

初音ミク -Project Diva- 2nd
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Archael on July 29, 2010, 08:50:24 am
star craft 2
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: PX_Timefordeath on July 29, 2010, 09:06:56 pm
Okay, I will now be killing myself to attempt to beat this song. It's a PSP game btw. Wish my luck >.<


Edit: Awesome, 777th post! Lucky 7s!
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Post by: Wiz on August 08, 2010, 02:50:38 pm
Hey guys I just posted my first set of videos containing Castlevania Bloodlines for the genesis on my YT channel check 'em out. As of now, the videos playthrough w/ John Morris are recording, so please be patient until they get uploaded. Next game I'll be playing is Castlevania Legacy of Darkness and as to whether it'll be on an emulator or not depends on how much lag there is. If I end up playing it via capture card (dazzle... which I need to buy), it probably won't be for a few months so yeah. O, and don't forget to subscribe stupid xp
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: philsov on August 09, 2010, 12:57:41 pm
been hooked on DQIX recently.  I really like how they did the job/level up system.  I think I'm mostly through the game at this point, with Corvus freed.

btw, the empire king (Go...something)  was... a really tough boss.  He killed off two of my guys (priest and mage), then entered phase 2.  so... it was down to my hero (29-ish paladin) and other fight (30-ish Soldier), the latter of which managed to die shortly into the fight because they're both balls slow so the healing response time just wasn't there.  So... my paladin basically solo'd the guy with Magic Mirror (<3 shields) while staying alive with some buff and midheal, and a sage's elixir I had pocketed.  

I don't know if I want to mess with postgame grinding and grotto... or play through again with like... a 3 person party.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Wiz on August 11, 2010, 09:24:42 am
Quote from: "PX_Timefordeath"Okay, I will now be killing myself to attempt to beat this song. It's a PSP game btw. Wish my luck >.<


Edit: Awesome, 777th post! Lucky 7s!

PX_Timefordeath wrote:
Okay, I will now be killing myself to attempt to beat this song. It's a PSP game btw. Wish my luck >.<



Edit: Awesome, 777th post! Lucky 7s!

Damn... is that you or some yet-to-be crazy japanese guy? Good Luck with that :0

I just posted 20 vids or so adding to my Castlevania Legacy of Darkness playthroughs and you should check 'em out as well

Here's a couple samples






And here's another with the unfortunately banned Arch mentioned


Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Phlashblazer on August 16, 2010, 10:48:58 am
Starcraft 2, Arma 2, Aion, and thinkin about getting a PSP.. That custom firmware stuff is pretty tempting.  Plus I would just get it simply because of the great titles out for it. :)
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Zozma on August 16, 2010, 09:48:11 pm
ff1 and 2 on the iphone lol, i cant belive ive NEVER played them before...
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: beawulfx on August 16, 2010, 10:16:57 pm
I finished up Dragon Quest IX, then moved on to and summarily destroyed Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance.

I am now working my way through Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Phlashblazer on August 17, 2010, 10:48:00 am
FF1, FF2 classics, dragon quest and fire emblem great games... I have the fire emblem sprites BTW, lol.  A Fire Emblem animation is on my "To Do" lists of animation. haha
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Smash on August 17, 2010, 06:24:48 pm
Life..
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Post by: Cheetah on August 17, 2010, 06:44:29 pm
Summer break is finally here for me, the last real long break I will get for a long time to come. So a friend got me Final Fantasy XIII even though I had essentially given up on it. I am maybe 1.5 hours into and I hate everything about it. I will continue to give it a real chance, but I don't think I will be able to tolerate it for much longer. Then I will look forward to continuing my FFXII International playthrough!
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Kaijyuu on August 17, 2010, 08:15:52 pm
Quote from: "Smash"Life..
Man that game's boring. The subscription fee is ridiculous plus you have to do all this maintenance to maintain your stats. Stop playing for too long and they kill off your character permanently!
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Post by: SolidSnakeDog on August 18, 2010, 05:44:58 am
Quote from: "Kaijyuu"
Quote from: "Smash"Life..
Man that game's boring. The subscription fee is ridiculous plus you have to do all this maintenance to maintain your stats. Stop playing for too long and they kill off your character permanently!

Oh my ...thats just made my day xD
Too bad you are forced to play *Life* very often...
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Smash on August 18, 2010, 05:47:33 am
Yeah man, fuck this

I guess great graphics alone really don't make a game then, haha
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Post by: Skip Sandwich on August 19, 2010, 05:20:11 am
Just finished Super Robot Taisen OG, now starting up Eternal's FFVI Hardtype patch
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Post by: SilvasRuin on August 19, 2010, 07:06:27 am
Steam gave a great deal on Oblivion and Morrowind recently, so I've been checking those out.  Morrowind's menu system is really hard to get used to for me, so I've stuck to Oblivion for it's user interface.

Oblivion kind of sucks in its unaltered state, but it's got a huge modding community that is officially encouraged by the game makers, and it at least makes for a decent base.  I've become disillusioned with a lot of the more popular mods (why the FUCK would a mod designed to expand the cities and add more character add new equipment, particularly unquestionably ultimate equipment, and make it findable at level 1 on top of that?!  I want more character in my cities, not horrific balance breakers, damnit.), but there's enough good ones out there that I've been having fun.  Of course since a lot of the mods I've been trying out aren't exactly friendly with existing characters, I've had to restart several times...  At least I finally have a pretty good idea of what's good and what isn't.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Phlashblazer on August 19, 2010, 08:27:15 am
There's a deal for Battlefield Bad Company 2 on Steam right now, for the people who don't know it's a bad@$$ first person shooter... used to be about 50$, now it's 29.99 :)  Oh and I'm playing Starcraft 2 right now.  Single player I am loving, you can really see the amount of time they invested in the CGI cutscenes *SPOILER*  Zeratul's scene's with kerrigan are BAD@$$.  Multi-player is even better, but beware all the starcraft vets are playing as well; it get's really competitive.

so SC2, BFBC2 are what i'm playing right now.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Wiz on August 24, 2010, 05:33:29 pm
Currently figuring out how to transfer my team from Pokemon FireRed Omega to Emerald 386 so I can take on the trainers at the Battle Frontier





Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Pickle Girl Fanboy on August 31, 2010, 02:36:31 pm
http://zarat.us/tra/offline-games/eversion.html (http://zarat.us/tra/offline-games/eversion.html)
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Kaijyuu on August 31, 2010, 03:43:58 pm
New computer + PS2 emulator that runs at full speed = Tons of PS2 games I missed back in the day being torrented.


I have a huge rant on dark cloud 2 that I don't feel like typing up right now but I might later.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: SilvasRuin on August 31, 2010, 08:04:18 pm
Aw, dang, too late to ask you to record a Let's Play or something of that nature, is it PGF?  Always fun to see what new players think of such a sweet and cuddly platformer.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Pickle Girl Fanboy on September 01, 2010, 06:11:39 pm
I had to use the level editor to beat it, but hell yeah, that was fun.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Jon on September 02, 2010, 04:52:13 pm
Kaijyuu, what PS2 emulator are you using? All the ones I tried suck.
I am currently playing a weird GBA game called "Rebelstar - Tactical Command". Plays like FFT with practically only guns >_> Give it a whirl if you are bored and like FFT.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Kaijyuu on September 02, 2010, 09:32:47 pm
QuoteKaijyuu, what PS2 emulator are you using?
pcsx2. Some of the heavier games run at sub 50 fps, but the vast majority play at a decent speed for me.

'Course it requires a decent computer. I built mine a few weeks ago for ~$800.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Jon on September 03, 2010, 04:17:58 am
My computer runs well enough, plays all the PS1 games I got perfectly, so I assume it'll play PS2 games decent enough. Thanks for the info Kaijyuu!
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: beawulfx on September 05, 2010, 01:28:53 am
After beating FE: RD I'm now working my through Breath of Fire II using the recent translation patch, and it makes the game so much more aesthetically pleasing, I am just loving it.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: philsov on September 05, 2010, 11:52:31 am
QuoteBreath of Fire II using the recent translation patch

Well, there goes my day.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Draivyn on September 05, 2010, 12:40:08 pm
Playing through FF8 again....for the sole reason of the card game that sucks out hours and hours of my life like some kind of time succubus
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on September 06, 2010, 02:54:12 pm
Valkyria Chronicles 2 for psp. The original is the only current gen RPG I have actually beaten, took me a little over a year, and I'm really loving the second one. The improvements to gameplay are exquisite and really streamline the experience for the psp. I like the fact that battles no longer take a hour just to end up dying at the end. It is definitely feeling a lot easier at the beginning, but I got my first game over in the third act so hopefully the difficulty rises. Like most reviewers I have to say that the increased anime style of art and story definitely is a step backwards for the series. However, some of the characters are very likable, Zeri is the shit, and the overall story is still working for me.

All FFT fans should check out this great strategy RPG.

OH YEAH, there is a job system!
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: SilvasRuin on September 06, 2010, 06:05:27 pm
What kind of job system are we talking about?  FFIII?  FFV?  FFT/FFTA/FFTA2?  Blue Dragon/Wild ARMs XF?
[Interestingly enough, the chronological order also happens to go from my least favorite to my most favorite systems... (note, I'm counting the three FFTs as the same job system, even if the latter two sucked)]
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on September 06, 2010, 07:24:51 pm
All character's except for the main character so far have an assigned primary path. Then each primary job has like a couple branching paths for of a total of like 6 new class per primary class. So nothing like FFT and progression is based an acquisition of awards. It seems to be working well so far.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: SilvasRuin on September 06, 2010, 08:04:54 pm
Sounds like a Fire Emblem kind of system.  I hope the combat has more depth to it than Fire Emblem.  Sure, that series has traditionally been considered challenging, but I can't say I've ever cared for its rock-paper-scissors weapon system, its magic system, or that there is absolutely no way to reverse or avoid permanent death.

How's the combat?
How varied are the jobs?  Particularly the ones that branch away from the same source?
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Draivyn on September 07, 2010, 12:02:36 am
last time I checked fire emblem has more of a myrmidon system, Do you have a myrmidon? congratulations you kill everything not walking around in 400 lbs of armour
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Kaijyuu on September 07, 2010, 02:11:32 am
Been playing Valkyrie Profile 2.


God dammit, why'd they have to mess with time travel. It's like they wanted to make a prequel but felt determined to shoe horn in characters from the first game. The story really suffers because of it, though at least it's well paced... VP1 had 30 mins of story at the beginning, 30 mins of story at the end, and most everything in between was character development of characters you never see outside of battle again.

Gameplay also isn't as good as VP1.


Still a good game though.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on September 07, 2010, 04:40:42 am
Kaijyuu use freaking spoiler tags!!!

The balance between classes is appearing much better so far, in the original scouts were way too versatile. There is quite a bit of variety, within the constructs of the game. So there aren't people flying around with jetpacks, well not yet at least, but you mobile units and then units that can lay mines or have huge armor resistance but only melee weapons. Minor additions such has having your take have the option of being an APC really livens things up. Generally the mission variety is an improvement as well. There seems to be a nice amount of polish so they are really extending the quality and enjoyability of the game. Stuff like unlocking special character missions for units that you use a lot in battle, and then those missions having the opportunity to unlock new characters makes you feel like you are really crafting a unique playing experience.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Kaijyuu on September 07, 2010, 05:18:55 am
I wouldn't consider a chapter 1 reveal to be a spoiler. Also I never said who is recurring :X
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on September 07, 2010, 01:46:11 pm
Quote from: "Kaijyuu"I wouldn't consider a chapter 1 reveal to be a spoiler. Also I never said who is recurring :X

LOL sorry Kaijyuu, I thought you were talking about Valkyria Chronicles 2, not Valkyrie Profile 2. And then I was like, "I'm 15 hours into the game and I'm not even done with chapter 1!?".
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Vanya on September 07, 2010, 02:21:32 pm
Metroid: Other M.

This game freakin' rocks! This should be in text book in the chapter on how to make a proper sequel.
If you guys have a Wii I totally recommend this game!
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on September 07, 2010, 04:44:45 pm
Thanks for the recommendation Vanya. The game was looking like a pile of crap to me, but it is good to hear real people liking it. I might give it a try.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: SilvasRuin on September 08, 2010, 01:25:26 am
I never could get into the Metroid series.  I was completely and utterly stuck on the second Ridley fight in Super Metroid, and the only time I tried Metroid Prime, I sucked at it.  While I can play FPS games, I'm better at the more "frantic" ones like the Halo and especially the Timesplitters series.

So... that wouldn't be a good game for a lightweight in FPS games, would it...?  Eh, I'll probably save my money for Starcraft 2 instead anyways...
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Jon on September 09, 2010, 10:21:52 am
Metroid Prime was awesome, I bought it only because it was $20 bucks instead of other GC games that costed like $50-60. I wasn't so sure it would be good, I just wanted to play something different, and oh man that game is so cool once you get into it! I would recommend trying MP1 if you haven't already. I also like Star Wars Republic Commando which somehow feels similar to Metroid Prime. Another great FPS but way too short. MP1 is really long, and has a hard mode which truly is hard so it offers nice replay value.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Zozma on September 09, 2010, 03:31:07 pm
NOTHING! im playing absolutely NOTHING! there! happy??!!
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Draivyn on September 10, 2010, 12:40:46 am
Oh dear Lord....you must be suffering
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Kagebunji on September 11, 2010, 04:24:31 pm
There is a thing called life too, we don't play games all the time, you know.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Vanya on September 12, 2010, 10:16:14 am
The cosmic joke for me is that when I was a kid I had all the time in the world to play the few games I had, but now I have all the games I could ever want and no time to play them. =P
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: SilvasRuin on September 13, 2010, 03:51:07 am
Yeah, I'm currently playing Life as well.  This boss I'm at is kicking my ass, but I suspect the way to beat it is a simple war of attrition...  Not that it helps.  My resources are getting used up faster than I can get them mined.  I suspect I may be in need of some more pylons too.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Smash on September 13, 2010, 07:36:40 am
Same

The Life game, on the College sidequest, that part where your proyect's worth is like 30% of the class grade, and you can't get the score right
No gamefaqs
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: winshmo2 on September 13, 2010, 11:04:37 am
Quote from: "Vanya"The cosmic joke for me is that when I was a kid I had all the time in the world to play the few games I had, but now I have all the games I could ever want and no time to play them. =P

Well you now have the chance to spawn little Vanya's now that you're married, you get to play the games you love with your kids in a few years time. Which you are about  at 50% completion in the game called life.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Vanya on September 13, 2010, 11:39:18 am
Good lord! 50%! I'm only 32. I plan to live a lot longer than that.
And no Vanya spawn for now. My wife teaches kindergarten and those 22 kids she gets yearly are more than enough for us as is.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: winshmo2 on September 13, 2010, 01:08:09 pm
I tend to go with half of your life is 40 years and below and then after that time flies fast and then you tend to reminisce of the younger years :)
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Vanya on September 13, 2010, 09:37:28 pm
You're not over the hill until ALL the new music coming out sounds like crap.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Pickle Girl Fanboy on September 14, 2010, 04:06:21 pm
Vanya, please stipulate that by "all the new music coming out", you don't mean "all the music played on every radio station and music television channel".
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Vanya on September 14, 2010, 05:01:52 pm
Obviously. There are plenty of radio stations and TV channels that still play older music.
It just encompasses new releases... say... within a minimum one year period prior to now.
Oh, and if a full year goes by and something new comes out that you do like... it's too late! You're old! Deal with it, geezer!

PS- Metroid roXXors!! Just got to the mean creature's *FINAL* form. He kicked my ass but good. I shall practice my dodging and rip him a new one next time. Damn you!!
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Kaijyuu on September 15, 2010, 01:02:39 am
I presume country music is an exception to your rule, Vanya?

I know quite a few "old" people who listen to country singers all the time (sometimes religious inspired stuff too).
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: winshmo2 on September 15, 2010, 04:32:49 am
http://news.mmosite.com/content/2010-09 ... epic.shtml (http://news.mmosite.com/content/2010-09-14/ffxivs_opening_cinematic_trailer_is_really_really_epic.shtml)

You gotta hand it to squeenix for making kick-ass cinematics.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on September 15, 2010, 05:57:25 pm
Yeah the opening to FFXIV is really epic. I think they are using the same voice actors as were used in FFXII or at least the same studio. I'm just going by the fact that the voice actors don't sound american.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Pickle Girl Fanboy on September 15, 2010, 06:56:50 pm
Eversion reminds me of Kirby Super Star... that would be one hell of a hack.  HP Lovecraft + Kirby.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Vanya on September 16, 2010, 01:35:12 pm
*reinsert old gripes about FFXI here*


Quote from: "Kaijyuu"I presume country music is an exception to your rule, Vanya?

I know quite a few "old" people who listen to country singers all the time (sometimes religious inspired stuff too).

Yup.
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Post by: yuriart10 on October 07, 2010, 09:34:06 pm
I have gotten to the end of FFIII DS and just have no desire to level grind to the point where I can beat the final boss.
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Post by: philsov on October 08, 2010, 12:36:03 pm
Etrian Odyssey III!

It's a first person dungeon crawler RPG for the DS, and its flipping sweet.  12 different character classes, subclass options, lots of customization, and a wonderful dungeon to plunder into.  Comes complete with a semi-auto mapping feature -- the game tracks the tiles you've been in -- you add in the doors, walls, fire/slow panels, sentry monsters, secret passages, and such.  Highly recommended for anyone who likes the genre.
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Post by: Dominic NY18 on October 09, 2010, 11:06:53 pm
Modern Combat 2 for iOS. Plenty of FPS fun so far (and much more than I was expecting from an iPhone game). Then again, it's a GameSoft game.

Thinking about trying Sonic 4, but the price tag and the fact that it's the first of three episodes is kind of making me leery about it.
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Post by: Zozma on October 10, 2010, 05:32:16 pm
I started playing FFXII again, but I keep wanting to get either larsa or vossler back into my party afterwards but with better equip/gambits lol.. It's always my favorite characters that don't join you geez
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Post by: Cheetah on October 10, 2010, 06:42:46 pm
Quote from: "Zozma"I started playing FFXII again, but I keep wanting to get either larsa or vossler back into my party afterwards but with better equip/gambits lol.. It's always my favorite characters that don't join you geez

But then you go and make projects like Remix that do exactly that haha.
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Post by: Zozma on October 10, 2010, 07:24:17 pm
lol yup. I'm suprised nobody has thought about making a larsa sprite, then again i dont hear ppl talk about xii much but I'm actually enjoying it other than the fact that it annoys me i cant get those characters back lol
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Post by: ffta707 on October 10, 2010, 08:02:41 pm
Playing GTA: San Andreas, NCAA College hoops 08, Final Fantasy Tactics (As Always).
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Post by: CynanMachae on October 10, 2010, 11:47:48 pm
Nowadays I'm playing StarCraft II, Heroes of Newerth, and started playing SSBB again
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Post by: Kill_Bones on October 12, 2010, 06:07:07 pm
I'm playing bad company 2 a lot lately. On FFT, I've just recently started a playthrough where I only "control" one unit I deploy (Ramza & 2-3 others on auto-battle)It's making vanilla a tiny bit harder, but I might have to cheat and control Ramza for his "Duels" (Gaffy, weigraff)
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Jon on October 13, 2010, 05:56:43 am
Ha, play vanilla with only Ramza. This is the only way to make FFT Vanilla the slightest bit challenging. I imagine it is close to impossible with only Ramza as 1 job. So Ramza with whatever job you want. This is how to play vanilla ;)
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Post by: Kill_Bones on October 13, 2010, 02:48:55 pm
Trust me, autobattle units are worse than Ramza only. Why? The AI is retarded. Hurr. Durr.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Jon on October 13, 2010, 04:38:44 pm
Still got more than one unit, and hurr durr is actually Voldemort's quote, don't use it because of me hahaha. Try 1 unit on autobattle, that is probably the ultimate test to waste time in vanilla. Who knows though, sometimes Ramza might actually win...but I am not gonna test it. Yeah, you are right Kill Bones, human intelligence against FFT computer AI owns. Period. Which unit do you control though? Ramza?
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Post by: Kill_Bones on October 13, 2010, 04:57:46 pm
Nah, I've set Ramza on "protect ally- delita". I'm controlling a squire. Never changing his class, just a squire. And if you thought vanilla was easy, I have a gamesave with 3 lvl 99 squires with Math Skill, Blade Grasp, Half-MP, and Move+ 3. It's saved before dorter 1, so I can just load it up when I'm in a sadistic mood. Killed Algus with stones, hence the signature. I know it's archs, I read the thread when he got it (lurker much?). I never joined the site because I really had no time for this. Now that I do... my hard drive crashes and I need a new computer. Fail. Ah well, at least I can post, but Chat doesn't work on the Ps3 I type from...... :(
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Jon on October 13, 2010, 05:52:37 pm
Lol, why do you have Half MP and Math Skill? Magic Attack Up makes more sense, Math Skills cost no MP. That does sound funny, right before Dorter (first battle I assume). How much does Throw Rock and Dash actually do at that level, over 100 damage? I think it would be sorta weird but make a Throw Rock patch where your only ability is Throw Rock but it would do ridiculous damage, then someone would have to figure out how to edit the color so its white, and we practically would have FFTA.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Kill_Bones on October 13, 2010, 06:09:47 pm
Origionally had dif magics for each unit. I'll change that to Matial Arts, fists do more damage in chapter 1... or I could do 2 swords for extra noobyness... Yeah it does somewhere above 80 damage. Imagine if I used the degenerator glitch to get 99 PA, I could one-hit anything with a rock ^^. I was thinking about a patch based on the auto-battle idea, you would name a squire at the beginning instead of Ramza, and you couldn't have any other generics, ever. I assume with only one guy to focus on training, you would get jobs faster, so it would balance out with the lack of units. The game would be told from your character's eyes, and he'd be present in all the cutscenes involving Ramza. Of course, if I ever made a patch I'd get rid of geomancer... I've never used it and it has room for 15+ abilities. But as for my current playthrough, I'm stuck on "Save Retardio". Ramza always attacks the female archer for his turn, and retardio gets swarmed before any of my auto-tanks or my squire gets over to him.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Jon on October 14, 2010, 05:05:12 am
I was actually thinking of that one of these days, I kid you not. I wanted to change all the Ramza's names to Rad, and give Ramza the secondary role. Then at the beginning of the game, you name Rad to whatever, and he also appears at Gariland. I mean c'mon, who changes Ramza's name anyways. You are not Ramza to all you dumb newbs out there. But it is sorta cool to have a generic named after yourself. But Ramza must remain the "I can't get crystalized or its game over" character, so I was also thinking have him as a Guest in the army, with infinite time counter upon death. Just random thoughts here.

Right now I am playing Crush the Castle 1. Sucks compared to 2.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Vanya on October 14, 2010, 12:21:57 pm
Space Invaders Get Even

This game rocks! You continue the story 30 years after the invaders' humiliating defeat at the hands of the humans. You play as the invaders in an all out assault on earth. ^_^
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Shade on October 15, 2010, 08:53:40 am
mass effect(10 bucks fucking awsome), epic duel, css, wc3(also ten bucks(+ 10 buck expansion)), fft 1.3
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Post by: SilvasRuin on October 15, 2010, 11:52:44 am
I finally got Dragon Age: Origins.  So late, right?

The game is overrated, definitely.  But it's still fairly awesome.  The choices are deceptive, appearing more complex than they actually are, but there are still far more variables in what can happen in this game than any other I've ever played.  It doesn't have the kind of freedom that people make it sound like it has, but the game makers did achieve a fairly healthy balance in their designs, I think.  Making the game truly as complex as its hype suggests would be fantastic, but there's no way the budget/deadline would have made it, not to mention they already went above and beyond most other games I've ever heard of.

Saddly it suffers from as many bugs and unfinished content as Final Fantasy VII.  Thankfully player-made fixes are readilly available and even accomodated by the PC game.  Bugged abilities, item attributes, item locations, and more all have fixes out there made by dedicated players who examined the code closely and only altered such things when they confident they knew what the original intent was for each.  The only bugs that I'm not sure were fixed entirely are the companion conversations and events, though most of them are fixed.  I've seen fixes for Morrigan, Zevran (I think), and some for Alistair who normally doesn't respond properly to your choices at the Landsmeet.

And of course I'm a sucker for balance mods and balanced for-fun mods.  I can look up the names of them for anyone who wants, but for the moment, I've forgotten the names.  Anyways, there's one balance mod in particular that overhauls every ability (or wait... I'm not sure if it does anything to Shale's abilities...), fixes the bugs along the way, balances them all so that there isn't one superior ability worth learning more than the others (at least with the same "difficulty" to reach), and gives very thorough documentation to the point of comparing the old and new stats for all of the abilities.
There's another one that adds separately obtained and automatically awarded Specializations and two classes that I tried out for the sole reason that one of the classes is Warlock.  I can't say I'm all that interested in the added specializations.  It was fun, it's mostly true to its source, and it isn't horridly overpowered.  That said, it's a little bugged, giving Warlock a clone of the Spirit Healer specialization is kind of silly in comparison to its source, and it doesn't seem to want to play nice with another mod that allows you complete control over your characters' starting stats, skills, and abilities (as opposed to having a skill/ability point or two spent on something that does not necessarily fit into your plan).  Quite honestly I'm torn as playing a Warlock is quite interesting, but the mods it is incompatible with make a huge difference in my enjoyment of the game.
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Post by: tracyk859 on October 22, 2010, 09:34:51 pm
Oh please don't use Tales of Legendia as an example of the series. It isn't even done by one of the regular creative teams and is a really terrible game, I hate it. Try Tales of the Abyss if you want to give the series a real chance.




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Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Jon on October 29, 2010, 09:58:47 am
Trying to play Tactics Ogre Knight of Lodis (GBA Game) with only the main hero Alphonse. I guess thats an SCC, right?
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Post by: Cheetah on October 29, 2010, 12:34:04 pm
I went to a lot of trouble to get that game. Then it turned out to be so slow paced that I couldn't stand to play it.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Jon on October 29, 2010, 02:17:54 pm
Cheetah do you mean the GBA cartridge or a rom? I can't find the real cartridge anywhere. The only thing that I find slowing the game down are the summons and the second tier magic like Fire Storm or Crag Crush. But when you play it on an emulator, you can just easily speed those slower animations up. I just beat the game with a normal setup team, now I wanna take it to the next challenge level, SCC.
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Post by: SilvasRuin on October 30, 2010, 03:40:00 am
I think he means it's slow to get characters promoted to something other than Soldier.  It's not really that slow or hard to do when you KNOW what you're doing, but... a first time player would likely take a while to unlock the good stuff.

Meh, unless you're desperate for spell slots, Ninjas and one or two Clerics are the way to go until you unlock things like Knight and Swordmaster.  Have a level one ally wade into some water in training mode, have a Cleric keep them alive, and then pepper them with a short bow.  Five successful hits in a row is easy, especially if you abuse terrain element alignments, and it nets you some bonus AGI really early, which is a huge help to getting Ninja in the first few levels.  Cleric is the best shortcut for spellcasters, however, and getting a soldier to become a Cleric takes quite a bit longer...

The game's real problem is that it is over by the time you finally get to play around with Liches and Angel Knights.

What class are you using for Alphonse for the SCC and what stat leaning are you going with?  Seems to me an AGI heavy Alphonse would be the easiest in order to dodge all the attacks, but a Cleric Alphonse could dish out some serious hurt with the holy projectile spell as well as keep himself alive with Heal and that status curing spell.  Ninja/Swordmaster Alphonse would easily be mauled by spells if the enemy has a lot of casters (especially the fights against summoners), Cleric Alphonse would be squishy to physical attacks but have the most potent self-preservation, and Knight Alphonse would be durable but would either have to go without a ranged attack (unless you went with bows such as Crescente or the Sherwood set) or without healing beyond consumable items.
If I remember the name right, Knight with Heal, Lachesis, and the Sherwood set would be fantastic for hit and run, and the spell could make up for the self-inflicted damage from Lachesis, though no matter what setup you have, a shield is a MUST for some of the latter levels if you're only going to use him.  Petrification would be an instant game over.
Oh, right, and the fourth alternative, Warlock.  A balanced build could dodge decently often, shrug off spells easier, and swap between sword strikes, a powerful point-blank spell, and some debilitating or utility spells.  Warlock is my favorite choice for Alphonse in normal games because he's plain and simply the best at it, and high INT makes the Barren Soul spell compete with some of the stronger attacks in the game.

SCC?  I'd likely go with Cleric or Knight.  Or some combination.  I'd want to make sure Heal was available on the longer fights, and the holy projectile is effective against almost everything in the game.
By the way... how the hell do you get through the undead levels with only alphonse?

Interesting bit of trivia:  The ONLY advantage Dragoons have over Knights is the Spear specialization.  Knights are superior in almost every other way.  (Maybe not in movement.)
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Jon on October 30, 2010, 07:29:19 am
I have him as a Knight with Heal. Right now I am at the protect Eleanor on the beach with the church, and having some major difficulties keeping her alive and killing the enemies. I lost the fight already a few times, but only this one battle. Up until now all I had to do was keep Alphonse alive, somehow I managed to keep Glyncia the fairy alive even though I didn't recruit her. I haven't done this, but is it like cheating to recruit people (like Ivanna) to get their equips? I have all the physical jobs unlocked due to Alphonse leveling up like crazy and up to Warlock for spell jobs. If I somehow get past this stupid fight which reminds me of Protect Rafa from FFT, I will from now on go as a Dragoon with Volcaneous Spear (once I get it) and a bunch of curing herbs. I think I might have to Priest my way through the Eleanor fight. Or wait, better, Knight with Great Bow? Good defense + range attack and healing, hmmm...

Also, I like to kill all enemies on every stage if possible even in SCC, sometimes its near impossible so I don't, like the fight at Formido (the first castle) I pushed most people to their deaths, but some units like the stupid Priest hide in the middle of the water and every time they are nearly dead they heal too much. I think I might make an exception for this Eleanor battle as well, I will just kill the Dragoon leader and finish the fight early.

Edit: I beat the Eleanor battle, with a Swordmaster! You absolutely must kill one of the Archers in 2 turns, otherwise Eleanor gets wasted. Also, the entire AI goes after Alphonse, only the 2 Archers target Eleanor only. Once she jumps in the ocean and swims away, its just hack and slash the dragons and Dragoon and heal.

Edit2: I guess I skipped by accident the "Knights are better than Dragoons" because you are absolutely right. I probably will go through the game for most battles as a Knight, because buying Healing Herbs and Seeds is getting too expensive. I just finished the volcano battle and met the Mermaid and unlocked the second Quest Book (I haven't tried Quests as SCC yet, lol). My setup is Knight Alphonse with Heal (obviously), Farfanir (its instant kill Dragon ability is awesome sometimes), Tower Shield (haven't found anything better yet), Bandana and Robe of the Wise (which is better than Chain Mail and anything I could find so far). I probably might skip the Grylayss River of nightmares simply because it seems too hard. Anyone got an idea how I can get past all the undead? Like I said, should skip it, I don't need any Summoners since its a SCC.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on October 30, 2010, 01:13:58 pm
I have the actual cartridge. It probably would have been better to just have it on my computer, but I only have time to play games on the go generally.

I mean that the game just plays out slowly in terms of choosing character actions and all their animations. I think I'm just too used to playing FFXII International in triple speed and other emulated stuff. Or modern games like VC2 which have speed adjusters.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Jon on October 30, 2010, 02:39:32 pm
Well if you don't like it, send it on over to me (joking). I love Tactics Ogre Knight of Lodis, my opinion is that it is the best GBA game, even better than Fire Emblem. Now I got new worlds of problems in the SCC campaign: I find it quite challenging going 1 on 1 with a Summoner.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Vanya on October 31, 2010, 04:01:00 am
Haunted Castle...
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Post by: Zozma on October 31, 2010, 03:45:43 pm
Playing Fire Emblem over again after making Leila a playable Assassin lol and turning Priscilla into A better copy of Sonia and also making the enemie bosses have more equip so you can fight them for longer
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Jon on November 01, 2010, 10:24:14 am
I like Jaffar, but I don't like his stat gains because he is an "already promoted" unit. Is it possible to fix that up a bit? It would be so awesome to somehow change the "Tactician" into a (possibly faceless or used portriat) unit, like a level 1 Mercenary or something. I mean for real, in real life I would never, ever hide behind Lyn who is a girl, I would feel more like c'mon lets kick ass together. Zozma, are you hacking or game sharking? Is it possible to make the Tactician (you the player) a unit? This would make me play the entire game again :D
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: SilvasRuin on November 02, 2010, 06:10:58 pm
QuoteI will from now on go as a Dragoon with Volcaneous Spear (once I get it) and a bunch of curing herbs.
Hah, well, the biggest reason to use Knight instead of Dragoon is that their growths are almost identical but Knight's is slightly superior (in HP, if I remember correctly).  Maybe use a Dragoon for the last fights in the game so you can use the special spear to its fullest potential, but you'll need the best growths you can get to come out on top with only Alphonse.
Knight is the best for Strength growths, Ninja is the best for Agility, Cleric for Intelligence, and Valkyrie/Warlock for balanced growths.
Special characters with unique classes tend to have unparalleled growths, so changing them is stupid.  Special characters without tend to have a good headstart on generics due to never leveling as Soldiers, Ivanna in particular, so you can either have absurd Strength (for Ivanna) or absurd Agility (for Shiven) or you can swap them to Ninja or Knight respectively at some point for more balanced physical stats.  Orson is the exception as he has bad luck on the day you recruit him, and Archers have really bad growths.  So... he sucks.

The best way to level a character to be a physical powerhouse, in either Strength or Agility, is to immediately get the Sniper emblem then make them a Ninja.  Over time get the Centurion and Wargod emblems and get 34 levels as Ninja and 15 as Knight for 405 HP, 312 Strength, and 350 Agility (earns the Charisma emblem and any more than that is REALLY unnecessary), or 15 as Ninja and 34 as Knight to get 443 HP, 350 Strength, and 312 Agility.  A level as Swordmaster is almost equal to half a level as Ninja and half as Knight, but it is very hard to unlock early, and the "almost equal" part comes into play whenever you try to cast Heal, the holy projectile spell, or one of the eight elemental spells Ninja can cast.  Swordmaster has a lower Intelligence than either of them.
Spellcaster levels are simpler.  Use two MP boosting items and 8 Int boosting items, level them 7 times as a Ninja, then pile all the rest of it into Cleric.  That's just enough to get 350 Intelligence, and at that point Wargod won't be quite so devestating, and would get them to 228 Strength with Centurion.  They also end up with 375 HP, 249 MP, and 247 Agility.
Eleanor is not so lucky since she starts out with a good number of levels in Soldier.  Without a ton of stat boosting items, she never can get Charisma through Intelligence, and her special ability is best if you make her a spell caster.  With 36 levels in Cleric, you can get 414 HP, 214 MP, 200 Strength, 329 Intelligence, and 239 Agility.
With 26 in Cleric and 10 in Ninja, she gets 414 HP, 194 MP, 210 Strength, 299 Intelligence, and 269 Agility.
23 in Soldier (TOTAL!!) and 26 in Cleric gets 444 HP, 184 MP, 210 Strength, 299 Intelligence, and 249 Agility.
So extra levels in Soldier makes her more durable, extra levels in Ninja makes her harder to hit, and pure Cleric nets her an extra 30 Intelligence.  That really makes it a question of whether you prefer 30 HP, 10 Str and 10 Agi; 30 Int, or 10 Str and 30 Agility.  This becomes more distinct with Wargod.  414 HP + 230 Str + 299 Int + 239 Agi, 414 HP + 240 Str + 269 Int + 269 Agi, or 444 HP + 240 Str + 269 Int + 249 Agi.
Pure Cleric makes it far easier to boost her Int up to Charisma, but Ninja makes her much more well rounded, especially with Wargod helping her Strength.  What really sucks is that there's no emblem to boost Int, not even by 5, except for the multiplayer emblems that boost all stats and are impossible to get without hacking the game anymore.
For Alphonse, I've found these numbers:
33 Ninja + 16 Knight + Wargod + the "S Start" answers to the opening questions:
     431 HP + 155 MP + 318 Str + 184 Int + 350 Agi
32 Knight + 17 Ninja + Wargod + S Start
     463 HP + 155 MP + 350 Str + 184 Int + 318 Agi
38 Knight + 11 Cleric + Wargod + S Start
     475 HP + 177 MP + 351 Str + 217 Int + 273 Agi
15 Knight + 34 Warlock + Wargod + S Start
     463 HP + 223 MP + 350 Str + 218 Int + 284 Agi
If you're going to have a spellcasting capable character, you really should avoid Wargod if at all possible, but this can be hard to balance on "hybrids."
20 Cleric + 29 Warlock + Wargod + "Start I" (+10 MP and Int, and 4 Agi)
     418 HP + 263 MP + 285 Str + 283 Int + 264 Agi
6 Ninja + 20 Cleric + 23 Warlock + Wargod + Start I
     412 HP + 251 MP + 279 Str + 277 Int + 276 Agi
5 Cleric + 44 Warlock + Start I (Not including any stat boosting items necessary to get Warlock at level 6)
     433 HP + 263 MP + 285 Str + 283 Int + 279 Agi
As you can see, hybrids are better off without Wargod, IF you can avoid getting it.
I forget how to answer to get the "S Start" in stats, but 10 HP, 10 Str, and 4 Agi is really good compared to the others due to not wasting any points in MP, but since there are no Int boosting emblems at all, "I Start" answers are the best for spell casters with 10 MP, 10 Int, and 4 Agi.

I would personally go with the 23 Warlock, 20 Cleric, and 6 Ninja, though I have no idea how you answered the questions.  That build, when using Warlock, would provide you an MP costly power attack so you aren't constantly using up your HP to bring the hurt, and you could also take a couple support spells with you to try and incapacitate some of the enemies with Paralysis or Sleep so you wouldn't have to deal with them all at once, or Teleport for a quick getaway, etc.  The weakness is that it would NOT provide you with a ranged attack and it is incapable of using the heal spell.  Knight is definitely superior in that regard, though only so versatile in preparation, not in actual combat.  Of course, it can use a bow just as well as a Knight can.  And really, once you reach level 50, growths no longer matter for what class you currently use, so you can use those stats with any of them.

1. If you don't mind cheating a bit, then if you make a quicksave just before killing the final boss, then save on your Alphonse only file, then load the quicksave and win, then you get the Ambicion and the permanent maxed morale emblem on your solo Alphonse, which will really help when facing Vrtras and other fear inducing enemies.
2. You should use every stat boosting item you get on Alphonse as soon as possible.  There's really no reason not to.
3. If you don't mind relying on items to heal with, the magic nullifying amulet would be fantastic to have on Alphonse since you won't have any supporting spellcasters.  Otherwise... think of the devestation Summon spells would cause.
4. Paralysis, Confusion, Petrification, Sleep, all of these are (potentially) lethal, so the dragon eyes ring is a very good choice to have on him.
5. IF you follow the last two recommendations, you have two slots left.  You should be abusing any two-handed weapons that beat out your one-handed weapons in that case unless you're crazy enough to run around without armor.
6. Not recruiting ANYONE means no Training Mode, which means you are going to miss out on a lot of goodies.  Waiting to save Glycenia until the final stages of the game nets you the Crescente bow, if I remember correctly, which is the best bow in the game.  Similarly she will carry Ripple's staff before that, which is the best in the game for spellcasters.  Not waiting to find her until later on and/or not saving her to take her stuff makes you miss out big.
7. If you DO recruit people for training mode and taking their stuff, make sure you either dimiss the lot of them before Ostoria or you'll have to deploy ALL of them to whichever side you attack first.  If you do not, the other side of the castle will be unwinnable with characters that have never leveled up.
8. Attack the side of Ostoria with the swordmaster or you will miss out on Atropos.
9. The "side quests" from the books will be mostly useless for you as having only Alphonse hinders your fighting speed tremendously.  A Warp Ring or Warp shoes would be a must, and an angel's feather certainly wouldn't hurt.
10. Do still try to get the Resurrection spell from the Priest(s).  Then sell it and any Altar of Resurrection spells you get for cash.  Every little bit helps, and gets you more money for restoratives.  (I'm assuming you can sell spells... I've never actually tried.)
11. Swap to Dragoon for the final fight(s).  I trust you understand why.
For the undead levels, all I can think of is turning him Cleric, giving him Banish, then running like hell and chomping down on MP healing items until he can start banishing them one by one.  I usually just make Eleanor a Cleric so she learns her special ability ASAP and then use THAT on the undead, but... you can't do that.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Jon on November 02, 2010, 07:43:33 pm
Sorry for not keeping up to date, I am fighting Naris(?), I totally forgot his name, Naris or something. I have Atropos, Alphonse is a Knight (this is ridiculous, but Alphonse practically MUST be a Knight, otherwise you will eventually run outta cash, and need to do book quests, trust me) and I have been fighting since available from Osteria with Farfanir the dragon killer sword and Atropos, I got the Ogre Helmet, Pheonix Armor and Warp Shoes. I made a discovery: Alphonse is immune to all status effects, including Petrify. You don't need any protection. Either that or I have been extremely lucky, which I doubt by now. Once I kill the General Naris(?), I will continue as is until its time for Shaher and then staying as a Knight equip the Longicolnis, because at level 50, it doesn't matter either way. I will try to get Clotho from the side quests before heading up the Angel Headstone. I don't have any characters in my army, I don't recruit either. With any money I get, I like to try to buy the best HP healing items, since Heal is under 10 MP anyways. All training is done hard core random battle style. I decided that early on. Thank you very much for the growth charts SilvasRuin! :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Vanya on November 03, 2010, 03:38:41 pm
Final Fantasy: Four Warriors of Light
Loving the oldschool-ness. ^_^
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: SilvasRuin on November 03, 2010, 09:00:15 pm
I would get that, Vanya, but I'm currently a little broke.  :/

Jon, I forgot to mention, those numbers are averages.  They can and will vary based on how good the character's luck is when leveling up.  Which is why recruiting soldiers on the last day with the best luck they can get is awesome.
I think you're right about Alphonse being immune to statuses.  Now that you've mentioned it, I'm wanting to recall that I read that was indeed true at some point.
Why is Knight better for finances?  Equipment availability?
I STILL want to know how you got past the undead.
Isn't the name "Fafnir", not "Farfanir"?

You're making me want to play the game again, only this time I think it might be fun to do an undead playthrough.  Hrm...  The game is most of the way over before you can get the necromancy spell, and I have no idea where my old Action Replay is.  I suppose procuring a digital copy and using VBA's gameshark utility could work.  But then, the undead are best made AFTER the character has lived a full "life" up to level fifty and THEN made undead as their growths suck oh so horrifically.  What do you think, play through normally until I can make an undead army, or use a cheat device to get the necromancy spell early on and then grind through training to get the entire party to level 50 and start making them undead?
I figure it shouldn't skew the difficulty much since I'd level Alphonse too and that doesn't do a thing to net me good equipment.  I COULD just not grind them to 50, but then they'd suck throughout the game and only serve to infuriate me.
Oh, and I will not include Liches in such a playthrough as they're just cheap, don't mechanically count as undead, and would defeat the purpose of using unconventional troops.  I might use Angel Knights as support units though...
It amuses me that Warlock would likely be best for such a playthrough.  Or Wizard for a long range spell as well rather than only a couple undead supports...
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Post by: Jon on November 04, 2010, 07:08:17 am
Play it again ;) You'll see quickly why Knight is the best on the battle field if you do a SCC. Remember, for a few turns you might be able to run away from the enemies, but eventually they will surround you and pound you into the ground, which for one thing a Wizard can't handle. I have no idea how the name of Farfinir or whatever its called is spelled, I write from bad memory haha. To get to 50 the quickest is to do a SCC, takes about 10-12 game hours to get Alphonse up that high, well at least for me, I was 45 before Osteria Castle. Also, if you want undead, you pretty much are limited for humans to Ghosts (with no special weapon), Angel Knights (which aren't undead but they ARE! lol), or Liches which I agree can be cheap, but the most you can have are 3. Also Summoners are cheaper. I believe Alphonse cannot become undead, correct, unless you game shark him, which would be sorta cool...Another thing: you get 3 Rings of the Dead, meaning 3 possible Liches or Dragon Zombies, but as we know you can get 2 level 30ish DZs from the battle with the monster guy that cursed God because his sister died. Also also, try this: SCC with Alphonse to level 50, save your money by being a Knight the entire time, and maybe recruit then at 50 a few level 1 Soldiers and then train them? This will make critical hits impossible though...good luck!
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Post by: AndyThePlayer on November 04, 2010, 09:36:55 am
I'm playing FFT wotl psp.
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Post by: SilvasRuin on November 04, 2010, 10:55:48 pm
Sharking Alphonse into a ghost would break the game, I'm pretty sure.  As in crash at the first cutscene I come across after doing so.

I'm well aware of all the secrests in the game.  I'm mainly just trying to decide if I want to go through so much trouble to use Ghosts and Dragon Zombies all the way through the game, or if I should just make due until I can do the Quest that gets me the spell to make them.

But that doesn't matter anyways, for now.  Someone's finally talked me into trying Minecraft and I'm pretty sure it's going to wind up eating my soul or something.
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Post by: Jon on November 05, 2010, 06:06:59 am
Just to say one last thing on the topic of Tactics Ogre Knight of Lodis, if you had a whole bunch of undead units, it will be very difficult I realized to actually finish the game because of all the Angel Knights with Banish, the 1 hit kill forever for undeads. The last 3 battles are loaded with Angel Knights, and after 3 turns if they all aren't dead, you will start seeing permanent unit loss.
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Post by: SilvasRuin on November 05, 2010, 12:13:20 pm
Bait their Banishes with Ramza.  Get them to kill his MP instead while they hang back.  It would risk getting a gameover with his defeat though...
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Post by: Jon on November 05, 2010, 12:50:20 pm
Ha, with Alphonse you mean >_>
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Post by: SilvasRuin on November 05, 2010, 08:15:10 pm
That is an extremely interesting typo.  I know I made it when really tired, but I'm not quite sure why.
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Post by: Vanya on November 10, 2010, 12:30:24 pm
Star War: The Force Unleashed II (Wii)
I like how they made the combat simpler to give the story more emphisis.
The endings practically beg for a third game.
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Post by: Archael on November 10, 2010, 01:10:58 pm
Just finished Halo: Reach on legendary and have no interest in playing it again, not even on XBL. Gameplay is way too similar to the others, zzz ive played this before
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Post by: Samuraiblackbelt on November 10, 2010, 01:14:21 pm
Quote from: "Voldemort"Just finished Halo: Reach on legendary and have no interest in playing it again, not even on XBL. Gameplay is way too similar to the others, zzz ive played this before
you didn't notice that after the first one?
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Post by: Gotwald on November 10, 2010, 09:55:13 pm
Quote from: "Samuraiblackbelt"you didn't notice that after the first one?
Halo 2 is worth playing just for the dialogue.
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Post by: SilvasRuin on November 11, 2010, 12:59:06 am
Minecraft.
18 buckets of lava, 1 bucket of water, I lost track of how many coal I had a long time ago, 20-something steel, 4 Steel picks, lots of redstone, but I've still not even seen a speck of diamond yet.  Sucks because I've found plenty of natural obsidian.

Spawn point in a snowy biome, kind of near a beach.  I built a glass walkway around the spawn point and up a nearby cliff to my home behind a natural waterfall.  I would be hollowing out the entire mountain and expanding my base, but I'm too busy exploring a massively deep natural cave I broke into.
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Post by: Archael on November 11, 2010, 07:51:31 am
Quote from: "Samuraiblackbelt"
Quote from: "Voldemort"Just finished Halo: Reach on legendary and have no interest in playing it again, not even on XBL. Gameplay is way too similar to the others, zzz ive played this before
you didn't notice that after the first one?


nope

Halo 2 plays VERY differently from Halo 1

Halo 3 was a nice throwback to Halo 1, and then so was ODST and Reach
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Post by: Gotwald on November 11, 2010, 01:14:34 pm
Quote from: "SilvasRuin"Minecraft.
18 buckets of lava, 1 bucket of water, I lost track of how many coal I had a long time ago, 20-something steel, 4 Steel picks, lots of redstone, but I've still not even seen a speck of diamond yet.  Sucks because I've found plenty of natural obsidian.

Spawn point in a snowy biome, kind of near a beach.  I built a glass walkway around the spawn point and up a nearby cliff to my home behind a natural waterfall.  I would be hollowing out the entire mountain and expanding my base, but I'm too busy exploring a massively deep natural cave I broke into.

Minecraft is amazing, and has been comsuming my FFT video making time. It's amazing, expansive, you can build anything (try placing water ontop of a tree using a bucket to make a rediculous fountain (looks cooler if done ontop of a hill ontop of a tree)) dig, fight monsters, and it's so amazingly addictive. If you have not tried it, do so.
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Post by: Dome on November 11, 2010, 01:39:12 pm
Halo 1 must be played on legendary setting just for the "secret scene" at the ending
Totally worth the pain in the ass to get there

Quote from: "Zozma"Playing Fire Emblem over again after making Leila a playable Assassin lol and turning Priscilla into A better copy of Sonia and also making the enemie bosses have more equip so you can fight them for longer
Leila has her own stats and growth (And IIRC they are broken)
Don't you like the troubadour class?
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Post by: Samuraiblackbelt on November 11, 2010, 02:08:39 pm
QuoteHalo 1 must be played on legendary setting just for the "secret scene" at the ending
Totally worth the pain in the ass to get there
legendary is for noobs
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Post by: Dome on November 11, 2010, 02:34:38 pm
Quote from: "Samuraiblackbelt"
QuoteHalo 1 must be played on legendary setting just for the "secret scene" at the ending
Totally worth the pain in the ass to get there
legendary is for noobs
Everything 2-shots you
For noobs?
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Post by: Samuraiblackbelt on November 11, 2010, 03:08:32 pm
the first time I played Halo (and the first time I played an FPS in general) I was playing on legendary and I owned my way through th first few levels, I forget how far I got though
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Post by: Dome on November 11, 2010, 03:21:44 pm
Quote from: "Samuraiblackbelt"the first time I played Halo (and the first time I played an FPS in general) I was playing on legendary and I owned my way through th first few levels, I forget how far I got though
In the Third level, IIRC, you have to board an enemy ship: You are in a small room, with 4 doors, one on each wall, and a lot of enemies spawn from the doors, with some invisible enemies that can instant-kill you
Your only help are 3 soldiers that loves to suicide
At the end, 2 giants with a plasma rocket launcher and an invincible shield come out to smash you
No save until the end of the swarms and the death of the 2 "Giants"
Do the math
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Post by: Samuraiblackbelt on November 11, 2010, 03:33:09 pm
yeah that's where I got stuck
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Post by: SilvasRuin on November 11, 2010, 11:55:13 pm
The two "giants" are Hunters and are exceptionally easy to kill in the first game once you learn their pattern.  Bungie picked up on how predictable and easy they were and made them a little harder to predict and much harder to slaughter in the later games.  As if the pistol wasn't worth keeping around throughout the first one already, it was the perfect weapon for Hunter slaying.


Minecraft, found six diamonds today.  I have like... 21 Obsidian or something like that.  About to make some glass tunnels to run lava through part of my base for some fancy lighting.
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Post by: winshmo2 on November 12, 2010, 05:51:20 am
Playing Tactics Ogre Unmei no Wa right now, and frankly the game is visually beautiful, the sprite movements are smooth, the updated maps are now 3D and the environment effects make it all better. The remastered music is lovely, from the old midi to orchestrated pieces it now rivals FFT music.

Too bad its still japanese thus I cant comment on the dialogue and story flow and I dont know which skill does what.

Speaking of skills, there are a ton of them from weapon masteries, spell masteries, attack skills and some other shit I dont understand. Hopefully I might find a site that has translated the skills and what they do. But ima gonna still keep playing, until then ~ fight it out!
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Post by: Archael on November 12, 2010, 01:03:47 pm
I've beaten every halo on legendary (and mythic for halo 3 and reach)

what I haven't been able to do is halo 3 / reach on mythic with some of the skulls turned on (thunderstorm, catch etc)

that is just too difficult... very fun though... you're always surrounded by grenades when you go into cover and your controls have to be IWBTG perfect to kill even one elite
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Post by: Samuraiblackbelt on November 12, 2010, 01:07:00 pm
*drools* sounds like my kind of game
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Post by: Cheetah on November 13, 2010, 12:08:07 am
I'm still slowly making my way through VC2. Freaking great game. I just found this video though and it cracked me the fuck up.

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Post by: SilvasRuin on November 15, 2010, 01:02:44 am
So, I finally got some digital recording software.  Hypercam 2.  No sound, for some reason.  So, I know it sucks, but if someone could endure it, what annotations do I need to lengthen, how long should I lengthen them, and what song might fit the mood from Audioswap?  Because the silence is deafening.

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Post by: philsov on November 21, 2010, 11:13:35 pm
Just beat Etrian Odyssey III.  Final level was around 49 and party wasn't exactly minmaxed but it got the job turn.  Final boss took 40+ turns to kill, largely because she healed herself for half her HP.  Twice.  

Also finally picked up and then played though Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.  Aside from wishing I could make the text scroll faster half the time, it was a really fun game.  Going grab the next two soonish.
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Post by: Skip Sandwich on November 22, 2010, 01:03:17 pm
Playing SaGa Frontier again, because even though I've beat every single character's scenario individually, I've never done so all on the same memory card and thus never made it to the post-game bonus content. Unfortunately, it has been so long since my last attempt that I've been forced to start again from scratch. I'm also simultaneously starting a play through of the PS2 Romancing SaGa remake, which is the hardest SaGa game I've ever played (I've never encountered a game that punished the player more harshly for fighting unnecessary battles)
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Post by: Kill_Bones on November 22, 2010, 05:30:23 pm
Recently been playing a lot of LoD (damn you twinees for getting me hooked on it again =P) I'm stuck on the final boss fight, and not only that, but the final PART of the final boss fight. Needless to say I'm enraged. He keeps spamming the wingly army attack and it obliterates everyone except for Dart. Then I spend an hour defending for 500's as he hits like 450's with his tornado thing. When I finally recover to 2000+ HP, he does the wingly army attack for 1800. Repeat until I lose lol. I seriously get in like 2 attacks an hour with that ass spamming the same moves =(..
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Post by: SilvasRuin on November 22, 2010, 09:03:34 pm
I never did beat that game... the gameplay was rather unique.  I'm not sure why I stopped.  I was getting close to the end.
I've never been in that fight, but did you try spamming some healing items with the white dragoon?  Surely that would heal more than 500...
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Post by: Asmo X on November 23, 2010, 07:20:39 am
I am on my 4th (or 5th) playthrough of Fallout: New Vegas since I bought the game about 3 weeks ago. There is still so much I haven't done and so many ways of playing that I want to try. Best game I have ever played.
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Post by: Carmine on November 23, 2010, 11:11:22 am
Currently playing:

Legend of Mana
Tales of Symphonia 2
Resident Evil 4
FFT 1.3032 (Having Trouble on Zigolas Swamp)
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Post by: SilvasRuin on November 23, 2010, 08:46:23 pm
I saw a vid of New Vegas and I'm not sure I COULD play it.  The scorpions are realistic enough to set off my arachnaphobia.  :(  I can't look at them, even when they're dead.
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Post by: Asmo X on November 24, 2010, 06:40:15 am
Definitely play it then. You will kill so many of the bastards you couldn't possibly be scared of them afterwards.
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Post by: GeneralStrife on November 25, 2010, 12:16:41 am
Quote from: "Asmo X"Definitely play it then. You will kill so many of the bastards you couldn't possibly be scared of them afterwards.
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Post by: Kill_Bones on November 25, 2010, 02:07:08 pm
Quote from: "SilvasRuin"I never did beat that game... the gameplay was rather unique.  I'm not sure why I stopped.  I was getting close to the end.
I've never been in that fight, but did you try spamming some healing items with the white dragoon?  Surely that would heal more than 500...
Miranda has naturally low hp, so she would get obliterated (especially when I've never used her or Meru) As for the healing items, I have a shitload of healing fog (100% recovers) But the final fight is 4 fights long with no breaks, so I run out around part 3, and magespam my way to 4 where I get screwed over. I'm thinking about loading my game right before the point of no return just so I can do some sidequests for exp...
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Post by: Kourama on November 27, 2010, 05:24:54 pm
recently beat Castlevania: Lord of Shadows. Looking for something new to play
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Post by: skiploom188 on December 02, 2010, 09:51:34 am
Just finished playing FFT 1.3 easytype. Now I'm playing vanilla and doing Archer SCC
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Post by: StarScythe on December 02, 2010, 12:37:58 pm
just finished fable III and force unleashed 2. waiting no for gamefly to deliver reach.
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Post by: Eternal on December 02, 2010, 12:38:35 pm
Was Fable III ridiculously short like Fable II?
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Post by: Kill_Bones on December 02, 2010, 03:15:25 pm
Is SWTFU2 as good as 1?
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Post by: StarScythe on December 02, 2010, 04:46:48 pm
FABLE III:

PRO: It looked great
The battle system was simple and intuitive
The story was very well done, with a much better plot than in Fable II

CON: It's short as hell if you dont devote significant time to side quests
Its difficulty is comparable to vanilla tactics: other than a few spots your not likely to even get knocked out
I hated the weapons, especially the augment system

OVERALL: Fable III is definitely worth playing, but I'm not going to buy it. The creators wanted to make a game that had a lot of xbox live focus, but the live aspect of the game really sucks, and the single player takes a hit cause of it. 7/10 score in my book.

STAR WARS: THE FORCE UNLEASHED 2

PRO: This game is visual crack. Looks amazing
Gameplay is simplified so you can focus your attention on massive destruction
Had just the right amount of "epic" sequences

CON: Again, too damn easy
too damn short (were talking like four hours on hard)
For anyone whos not already a star wars fan the storyline will be a bit confusing.

OVERALL: Not as good as the first. On the other hand, if you dont really care about the story, and just want a game where you can be a baddass jedi that tears through everything in their path, you'll love it. 6.5/10
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Post by: R-Alalia on December 03, 2010, 05:23:54 am
Right now i am going to play the song of Eminem and the song is Mocking Bird...;)
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Post by: Zuka on December 04, 2010, 11:04:38 pm
Sims 3, I know it sounds stupid guys, but sims THREE is a completely different game from the first two, if you haven't tried it I highly recomend you give it a go, the new system for traits instead of astrological signs is a god send, and the new aspirations system is a system by which your sims get wishes and you can either deny or fullfill them for rewards point to spend on added bonuses like a robotic buddy or a teleporter. I'm telling you guys Sims 3 is a whole new ball-field and adds a real element of RPG to the series. Doubly so for  the world adventures and night life expansions.
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Post by: Vanya on December 06, 2010, 12:59:13 pm
What system are you playing it on? I recently saw it came out on Wii and I'm wondering if it is different from any other releases.

Right now I'm playing Twilight Princess again so that I can maybe beat it before Skyward Sword comes out.
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Post by: Kourama on December 06, 2010, 01:15:46 pm
playing Golden Sun: Dark Dawn and Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
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Post by: Zuka on December 06, 2010, 02:29:00 pm
Quote from: "Vanya"What system are you playing it on? I recently saw it came out on Wii and I'm wondering if it is different from any other releases.

I'm playing it on PC, from my experience any platform version is intensely nerfed, the real fun is finding out about bizarre things you've never heard of doing, and platform versions are just so much more limited along those lines. Twilight princess was awesome though, I really should get around to finishing that game.
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Post by: Eternal on December 07, 2010, 04:52:56 pm
Final Fantasy: Four Heroes of Light

All I have to say is... wow. They really manage to capture the retro feel of the old NES FF's here. You have limited inventory, you need a torch for certain dungeons, random battles are (fairly) hard... it's basically a re-envisioning of FF1. Heck, there are even four archdemons and Mount Gulg.

As far as the story is concerned, it's almost a perfect parallel to FF1, except that the four heroes don't always stick together, and you switch perspectives quite often during the first half of the game. The second half of the game is very much like FFVIII after the Lunar Cry- stronger monsters on the World Map. Also, enemies -seem- to level with you, but some end-job abilities are so broken (Lux and Magic Might, for example) that it won't matter.

That said, some segments where you have to solo with a character can be tremendously annoying since damage is so low during those times. Elsewise, it's an amazing and fairly challenging game, and the little references to FF1 are nice.
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Post by: Zozma on December 09, 2010, 10:13:06 am
Quote from: "Jon"I like Jaffar, but I don't like his stat gains because he is an "already promoted" unit. Is it possible to fix that up a bit? It would be so awesome to somehow change the "Tactician" into a (possibly faceless or used portriat) unit, like a level 1 Mercenary or something. I mean for real, in real life I would never, ever hide behind Lyn who is a girl, I would feel more like c'mon lets kick ass together. Zozma, are you hacking or game sharking? Is it possible to make the Tactician (you the player) a unit? This would make me play the entire game again :D

lol banned? anyway, yeah you can do all that stuff, its not gameshark its a program
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Post by: Amici on December 10, 2010, 05:04:16 am
I'm currently playing Little King's Story

 I don't have a Wii, but the recent improvement in Dolphin has pushed me to try it out, and boy was I surprised. A lot of games work fantastically, and the best of the bunch has been LKS. It's charm is only superceded by the over-arching plot and themes of world domination. And plus, since it doesn't really need motion controls, I can play it just fine on my XBOX360 controller.
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Post by: Wiz on December 29, 2010, 09:26:31 pm
Started @ noon today and ended @ 4:50 PM

Check it out

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Post by: Vanya on December 31, 2010, 01:05:44 am
STILL... trying to finish Twilight Princess.
Damn this whole flibber-flabber with not having time to play games!
I'm gonna be pissed if Skyward Sword comes out before I finish Twilight. >:m
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Post by: MysticKnightFF5 on January 02, 2011, 01:34:59 pm
Baten Kaitos...fun game, up until you fight three full bosses at the same time y.y
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Post by: Wiz on January 14, 2011, 09:37:59 pm
Kaizo Mario World 2 Playlist
^
Most Recent Playthrough, check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=740F1B9E3B70FD12 (http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=740F1B9E3B70FD12)

Casltevania Legacy of Darkness Playlist (No Sub Weapons -- Unless Noted, No Powerups)
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=C58AFBFD4F707693 (http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=C58AFBFD4F707693)

Castlevania Bloodlines Playlist (No Continues, Start with one life)
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=06F92554185285E6 (http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=06F92554185285E6)
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Post by: Kaijyuu on January 15, 2011, 03:02:19 pm
I should get back into SMW hacking. I almost have a two world hack completed.
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Post by: philsov on January 15, 2011, 04:28:17 pm
Panzer Tactics DS.

If anyone's played Panzer General or Fantasy General, it's very similar to those except it has ZoC (Zone of Control, gotta stop at that first enemy unit), officers, and commondo/special ops units. 

It's a turn-based strategy with a hex grid, set in World War II with pretty realistic settings and missions. 
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Post by: Kourama on January 31, 2011, 09:36:38 am
Playing Valkyria Chronicles on PS3. Still playing call of duty: Black ops on occasion and Angry Birds on the iPad when I'm bored.
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Post by: Cheetah on February 01, 2011, 01:00:08 pm
I'm currently playing through Kirby's Epic Yarn with my girl. It certainly isn't a very hardcore game and is pretty easy, but it is really enjoyable two player with a less experienced gamer. After that we will probably continue the newest Professor Layton, which is one of our favorite game series. Once again a game I would never play on my own, but because I'm too stupid to solve the puzzles on my own.
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Post by: Eternal on February 01, 2011, 03:01:22 pm
Cheetah, you and your wife should do a dual LP of some sort in the future. That'd be fun to watch. :)
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Post by: Cheetah on February 01, 2011, 04:35:04 pm
LOL When I just mentioned this thought to my wife Eternal, she proceeded to go off on a 10 minute rant. Which started with the statement "I would rather shove an easter egg up my butt than record myself while playing a freaking videogame for other people to waste their lives watching." (the easter egg comment needs the context of Veronica Mars season 3 to not seem completely bizarre and kinky).

Though I agree with you Eternal, it would be very amusing. Frankly I wish I had recorded her ten minute ran and I could have just posted that. My wife is very hilarioius and angry.
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Post by: Eternal on February 01, 2011, 04:42:41 pm
Hurrah! I may have caused a divorce!

Also, you might want to mention that by playing video games herself, she's wasting her life. Just a thought. :P
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Post by: SilvasRuin on February 03, 2011, 04:13:06 am
Magicka, a new game on Steam, has me hooked.  Probably not for long, though.  It has some replay value, but after the second run, I'll probably take a break from it.  Unless I can get some more people to cause some multiplayer havok that is.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Kourama on February 11, 2011, 11:50:28 pm
Just got Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tonight and played more than I should.
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Post by: Cheetah on February 13, 2011, 02:52:58 pm
Who has gotten ahold of the rerelease of Tactics Ogre, I want to hear all about it?
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Post by: Eternal on February 13, 2011, 02:56:51 pm
Cheetah, the new TO game doesn't ship until... the 16th, I think? So it'll probably be leaked tomorrow or Tuesday. That's when you'll probably start hearing about it.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on February 13, 2011, 02:57:37 pm
Ah my bad, I have just been reading all the early reviews and assumed it was already out lol.
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Post by: Kourama on February 14, 2011, 01:34:28 pm
Just got Tactics Ogre and playing it now. Pretty good so far.
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Post by: Shade on February 14, 2011, 11:46:55 pm
FALLOUT 3 GUYS!!!, it's pretty cool.
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Post by: Wiz on March 13, 2011, 07:32:36 pm
LUIGITHON! (http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=0E760F932BFEE2D7)

All four games in the Super Mario All-Stars Collection are covered with our man in the shadows Luigi :P

Call of Power (http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=B458DF8DFDDBDD07)

Kokojo's hack here on FFH. Pretty badass patch if I say so myself <3

Celdia's Class Patch (http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=EF4F321A1C6DBD16)

The IRC Matriarch's Home Improvement-Styled patch that was considered a lulz one initially, but is now out in full force with all 19 jobs (excluding mime) finished for both sprites and abilities respectively.


*From this point forward, I'll be posting all my vids and updates on them in a separate thread to make navigational purposes easier.*

Edit: Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels has yet to be posted. Will get that up tomorrow.

Edit 2: Aspect Ratio's messed up due to the fact I didn't know what I was doing when I first uploaded these XD

Edit 3: Fail at it's best

Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: st4rw4k3r on March 14, 2011, 01:00:15 pm
I'm currently playing.

FF9

Cave Story (13th time)

Shinobi (ps2 version)

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

Tales of The World: Radiant Mythology

FFT: 1.3
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Post by: Dome on March 14, 2011, 01:45:45 pm
Sonny 2
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Post by: MysticKnightFF5 on March 14, 2011, 02:57:05 pm
Front Mission 3
Armored Core 4... >.> So much less fun without anybody to fight.
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Post by: Zozma on March 14, 2011, 08:24:29 pm
nothing, nothing at all
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Post by: Cheetah on March 14, 2011, 08:31:33 pm
Front Mission 3 is such a great game. I got 4 on PS2 a good long while ago, but I couldn't even make it through the tutorial.

I'm looking forward to play the third Professor Layton game with my wife very soon. Great cooperative experience. We played the demo of Stacking last night, I was very impressed. Unfortunately it is $15 for an 8 hour game if you take it slow, so I'm not so sure of that. I want to know if they are going to be getting additional DLC and content before I commit.

Now that Okamiden is out, I'm very much motivated to finish the original. My wife and I have been playing that game over the entirety of our relationship and still haven't beaten it. We are about 30 hours into the PS2 version, we almost want to just start over on the Wii version :P.

As for gaming on my own, essentially nothing. I want to get through at least one of the story arcs in Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep before I commit to Tactics Ogre: Let us Cling Together.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Wiz on March 15, 2011, 07:31:10 pm
To make things simple, in a matter of minutes, I'll be making my LP/Game thread that way I can post updates and of the like there. From now on, snippits/previews of what I'm currently playing will be displayed here. More specifically, they'll be catchy clips of NEW games that I start out on.

Example: Once Call of Power's finished :'( a preview of Super Metroid is going to be posted.

Don't treat this as a spammy comment, I'm for real :)  
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Kourama on March 23, 2011, 02:49:23 am
Just started playing the new Dissidia. Definitely liking the new characters.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: MysticKnightFF5 on March 24, 2011, 03:44:29 pm
Quote from: Kourama on March 23, 2011, 02:49:23 am
Just started playing the new Dissidia. Definitely liking the new characters.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: philsov on March 25, 2011, 01:37:46 pm
Pokémon Black!  First game I've played since Red many many moons ago.

Picked Snivy up for my pokemon.  Already facing the 2nd gym leader, and so far things are a bit easier than I recall.  I can't wait until the game opens up a little bit more because my current choice for a team is like... 12... pokemon.  Lillipup is my 2nd in command.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Barren on March 28, 2011, 09:57:11 am
Wish I had a DS but I have X Box 360 and currently playing Final Fantasy 13...this game is actually.....rather FUN!!
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Post by: Melancthon on March 28, 2011, 11:16:55 am
Playing Wizardry 8 again, but this time I'm going with a three-man party (no NPCs).  I'm keeping a log over on GameFAQs if anyone wants to follow along:

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/374906-wizardry-8/58564558
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Kourama on March 29, 2011, 01:29:02 pm
Well just got the new 3DS with SSFIV. 3D effects are great and loving the minigames that come with the 3DS as well.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cottage Cheese on April 05, 2011, 08:04:54 am
Quote from: Kourama on March 23, 2011, 02:49:23 am
Just started playing the new Dissidia. Definitely liking the new characters.


So jealous.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Dominic NY18 on April 05, 2011, 12:10:50 pm
Started playing FFXII International Zodiac Job System. I now have another reason to love my new laptop as it runs it at full speed in PCSX2 where I was only getting half speed with my old one. I just started, but I'm haven't given Vaan a job yet and I'm not sure what to assign to him or anyone else for that matter. I'd like some suggestions from anyone who's played this version of FFXII.

I'll probably pick up Dissidia Duodecim sometime this week, if not today and I'm still playing FFIV Complete Collection, so my PSP has been seeing a lot of use lately.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: st4rw4k3r on April 08, 2011, 03:38:35 pm
I am now playing:

3rd Birthday
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Post by: Durbs on April 14, 2011, 08:01:20 pm
All kinds of games across the board that I love (generally run down the list and when I finish start again):
FFT (no duh)
FF12
FF10
FF7
Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes
Romancing SaGa (not-so-known but majorly epic)
Disgaea (if you haven't played it, I'll send midboss after you)
Super Smash Bros
Kingdom Hearts Series (played CoM, II, and 358 and beyond loved all three)
Metriod Prime (played the original for GC and loved it)
Phantom Brave

Also...
Xenosaga III is one of the if not the best game in existence.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on June 26, 2011, 12:24:28 pm
Necromancy

I am still playing Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep. Finished Aqua and now going through as Terra. I'm almost done with Terra and then I really need to stop or at least take a break. I need to play Tactics Ogre.

Because of the PS3 welcome back program I got Dead Nation and Wipeout. I have only played Dead Nation and trying to play through with a friend. It is good times, too bad it isn't 4 player.

I also got Assassin's Creed II Deluxe edition when it was on sale online for $10. I basically bought my PS3 for the first Assassin's Creed, so it is a bit ridiculous that it has taken me this long to play the sequel. Needless to say it is awesome. I love the increased mission variety along with all the collecting and exploring and hidden aspects.

I also played several iPhone games in the past couple months that are good enough to share. I will write about those later.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: MysticKnightFF5 on June 26, 2011, 01:42:31 pm
Beyond Good and Evil (Gamecube)
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Dome on June 26, 2011, 01:43:09 pm
Quote from: MysticKnightFF5 on June 26, 2011, 01:42:31 pm
Beyond Good and Evil (Gamecube)

Awesome (But way too short) game
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Dominic NY18 on June 27, 2011, 01:37:55 pm
On my 1st playthrough of Ocarina of Time 3D. I've never played the Master Quest versions of the game though, so I'm looking forward to unlocking it for my 2nd playthrough.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Wiz on June 27, 2011, 05:23:01 pm
^, GL when you get to playing the Master Quest :D

P.S. Don't use the bottle duplication trick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5Zz7qVy4-M) (first 30 seconds) and replace bombchus because you'll need them for the spirit temple, which is a decently hard challenge <_<
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on July 04, 2011, 05:56:04 pm
Well all I have played since my last update is Assassins Creed II, and I'm finished now. It was good and definitely improved upon the original in just about every way. The plot was very clever and I like the basic concepts behind the game a lot. I will probably get Brotherhood eventually when I can get it for $10 as well haha. Anyone have any thoughts on how Brotherhood is? Has everyone seen the trailer for Revelations, freaking amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCTtIIW1WA0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCTtIIW1WA0)

Now to finish up Terra.
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Post by: RandMuadDib on July 04, 2011, 08:01:18 pm
Brotherhood improved on the gameplay, running around with the ability to call assassins to help you is fun. Desmond's story is just as good as it was in II, but ezio's story is lacking a bit. That's a problem i think shall be fixed in Revelations, which does look amazing.

Brotherhood is neat, too, in that it picks up seconds after ACII left off.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: ggx2rking on July 05, 2011, 03:01:00 pm
Saga Frontier (Not so well known favorite game ever)
HyperDimension Neptunia (Its an ok game)
Metal Gear solid 4 (Awesome)
Ar Tonelico Qoga (Like the second game better)
Eternal Sonata (I don't like the story but the game is ok)
Resonance of Fate (All about grinding but a good game)
Castlevania HD (I just love Castlevania)
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on July 05, 2011, 05:33:52 pm
It have been trying to decide whether it would be worth it to convince my wife to play Eternal Sonata. Any thoughts GGX?
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Post by: Eternal on July 05, 2011, 05:36:22 pm
Having played it myself, I say go for it but only if she's played other RPGs before.
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Post by: ggx2rking on July 05, 2011, 06:06:31 pm
Overall you should have her try playing Eternal Sonata the story isn't for me but I can at least admit its a good game.
It's also a pretty easy game I think.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Fenrir90 on July 05, 2011, 06:27:18 pm
The battle system of Eternal Sonata kick ass, even if the story is meh. it's still a good game. The PS3 version is harder than the xbox version, go for that one.
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Post by: Cheetah on July 05, 2011, 08:50:00 pm
Ack I forgot an important clarification. We would be playing it multiplayer together.
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Post by: ggx2rking on July 06, 2011, 09:13:13 am
I don't know how mutilplayer works but if its what I think then you should convince her to play the game with you It should end up being pretty fun
Edit: I know its co-op maybe like Tales of co-op?
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Zozma on July 07, 2011, 01:50:22 pm
ahh you're playing saga frontier? great game, its my favorite of the series (saga frontier 1 for psx)

I made a hack for it so that once mystics obtain their 3rd mystic gear they unlock a sword skill on each sword.
for example, if Zozma has the Silvermoon sword he could use "Moonlight Cut", If he had the normal Knife then something more simple like "Smash" or "Thrust"
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As for me, im soooo about to be playing the remake of Tactics Ogre! Since I heard you can get Ozma in the Lawful route Im going strait for her first, she looks badass in this version lol.
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Post by: ggx2rking on July 07, 2011, 03:51:03 pm
You made a hack for the Saga frontier?! You know the only story I can't beat no matter how hard I try is Riki's. You think I could have that hack seems interesting.
How is Tactics Ogre? I would like another good game to play.
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Post by: Zozma on July 08, 2011, 03:22:48 pm
well for it right now and unfortunately I had made a few other changes that i really didnt end up liking. so id have to fix that or something
also in that hack, Zozma actually has all of the "Evil" magic + the star for its mastery, Mei Ling has the life magic gift (goes well since she has 10 LP)

you can't beat Riki's quest? its not that bad, the hardest part is having to get a level5 combo when fighting virgil... thats a pain in the ass...

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Tactics Ogre for psp is great! I just got it yesterday and Im alerady in chapter 2 of the Law route!
I took the law route so i could get Ozma, but coincidentally that route gets you the new character Ravness too! so i got 2 for one on the same route :D the game is reaaally challenging too. they had a really clever way of making enemies scale and actually match you

It's funny tho, i could've sworn someone told me you have to take the Chaos route to get Ravness tho. that was so false
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: GeneralStrife on July 08, 2011, 04:55:34 pm
Seeing zozma happy raises the communities morale and hp
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Post by: Zozma on July 08, 2011, 07:56:39 pm
yeah! lol check out the before and after

So i am halfway through chapter 2 and on level 10, is that bad? lol
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Post by: Cheetah on July 09, 2011, 02:12:58 am
That is so awesome. I have been dying to play this game. Must finish Kingdom Hearts first though!
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Post by: ggx2rking on July 09, 2011, 03:36:13 pm
Thanks for the input on Tactics Ogre I've been wondering about that game now I have a reason to buy it thanks.
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Post by: Zozma on July 09, 2011, 04:36:27 pm
The way characters level up is interesting. Individually you don't level up, if your character is a "knight"
for example, As long as he is that job, you gain experience in that job if use it frequently in battle, that will level up the job (for everyone). characters individually are shaped more by the skills they buy with skill points.

Interesting note, Ravness can change jobs to a White Knight (which like all jobs have been much improved) like guildus and mildain. and any special human character can change jobs to any of the generic jobs.

Cheetah, if you are gonna play this i strongly recommend taking the Law route first. the two coolest characters are available there u have to wait till chaper 3 and 4 but well worth it. the 4 sisters will have to wait till next time.... lol (poor Selye)
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Post by: Cheetah on July 09, 2011, 07:21:07 pm
Okay I finished off Terra's story on Critical difficulty in Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep. I'm just going to watch youtube vids for Ven's story and the secret ending. I don't want to spend 10 hours going through the game again when I really want to just start Tactics Ogre.
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Post by: Zozma on July 09, 2011, 08:17:32 pm
hehehe, i just got to the point where i solidifed the fact that i'm on the Law route. come to me Ravness!

edit: man they went to town with rebalancing. im very impressed when i compare it to the original. and the individual jobs are
more unique now too. ninjas have specific jutsu instead of just being able to equip low level magic and swordmasters have their
own techniques now as well.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: GeneralStrife on July 11, 2011, 04:44:47 pm
It's sad we never see you in the spriting section anymore zoz
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Post by: Kagebunji on July 11, 2011, 06:35:23 pm
Quote from: GeneralStrife on July 11, 2011, 04:44:47 pm
It's sad we never see you in the spriting section anymore zoz


I must agree. But enough with offtop. Zozma, I advise getting Lord job for Denam first, Catiua can come later in my opinion.
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Post by: Zozma on July 11, 2011, 09:13:47 pm
Yeah, i just havent the time anymore unfortunately. plus so many more skilled spriters have come along. I may have had creative ideas but my skills are rusty.

I agree with you Kage about getting Denim's lord class first, although Kachua is one of my favorite TO characters, my first playthrough was mainly to get to Ozma, Ravness and Vyce. I don't particularly go for the law route otherwise because I like having the 4 sisters together as well. besides, I read that the princess class can no longer equip All spells, thats kinda lame, but I do not know what she actually CAN equip this time. It also appears that I missed my chance to get the pirate guy with the gun? I unlocked a map for the port but then fought a story battle and when i finished, the port wasnt red anymore... At any rate after this volcano battle thing, i saw a scene where Volac and Ozma were talking about Haborym so i think ive done what i need to to ensure that i can get her later.

And whoever told me that her special finishing blow "Demon Rose" looks like she is summoning an octopus was right! lmao

Hey, does anyone have this game and have CW cheat? lol I noticed that they made the "commoner" npcs have full sprites when I fought an optional battle at a place called "Vasque" and theres a cool looking young woman, kinda gothic ish looking like a generic version of dark priest cachua. lol I want one of my generics to look like that.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Smitson on August 02, 2011, 03:20:54 am
Quote from: Cheetah on July 09, 2011, 07:21:07 pm
Okay I finished off Terra's story on Critical difficulty in Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep. I'm just going to watch youtube vids for Ven's story and the secret ending. I don't want to spend 10 hours going through the game again when I really want to just start Tactics Ogre.


Yes I love Tactics Ogre. Once I finish off The After years and Valkyria 2 thats what i'll be playing.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on August 08, 2011, 02:44:38 pm
I'm freaking loving Tactics Ogre on PSP. So many improvements and changes, the outdated sprites end up working really well. I definitely prefer to play in the zoomed out mode though. The difficulty is my favorite part so far. Because I essentially remember nothing of the gameplay I am just barely surviving most of the battles while not taking anytime to grind my characters. Plus being given the option to change the flow of battle depending on who is in the battle and who survives. So many story options. I thought that rewinding the battle 50 moves would feel super cheap, but in practice it is amazing and should be the new standard of tactical RPGs. Everyone on FFH should play this game.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Eternal on August 08, 2011, 02:53:13 pm
Quote from: Cheetah on August 08, 2011, 02:44:38 pm
I'm freaking loving Tactics Ogre on PSP. So many improvements and changes, the outdated sprites end up working really well. I definitely prefer to play in the zoomed out mode though. The difficulty is my favorite part so far. Because I essentially remember nothing of the gameplay I am just barely surviving most of the battles while not taking anytime to grind my characters. Plus being given the option to change the flow of battle depending on who is in the battle and who survives. So many story options. I thought that rewinding the battle 50 moves would feel super cheap, but in practice it is amazing and should be the new standard of tactical RPGs. Everyone on FFH should play this game.


Quoted for truth.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: philsov on August 13, 2011, 10:29:35 am
Soul Nomad and the World Eaters - PS2

A Nippon-Ichi attempt at a tactical RPG.  It plays out very similarly to Bahamut Lagoon (minus the pet dragons) or Ogre Battle.  Each platoon consists of 4-9 units (with about 10 platoons at endgame, all with 7+ units), within 3 different rows (front/mid/back).  Which row the unit it is decides which attack the unit performs -- an archer in mid will do a medium damage volley onto an entire enemy row, while an archer in the back will do a strong single attack.  The platoons move around in a square grid, and also gain various abilities pending on who the leader is to use if they don't wish to attack -- ability to heal themselves/others, all sorts of buffs and debuffs, and such.  If the leader dies the entire platoon is defeated.  

Awesome gameplay.  Characters are stupidly flanderized.  No eye-stabbing endgame grind that I wouldn't do anyways with an NIS game.  
(http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2008/077/935509_20080318_screen002.jpg)
(http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2008/077/935509_20080318_screen003.jpg)
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Kaijyuu on August 13, 2011, 01:24:08 pm
I tried to like Soul Nomad. I really did. In fact, the story seemed like it was going awesome places; I just couldn't stand the gameplay.

There's no logical reason to have more than 1 squad (except for cannon fodder) since new recruits come at the same level as your hero. Thus, you don't want anyone except your hero's squad getting experience as it's a total waste. So, gameplay mostly consists of you running around one shotting every enemy squad with your main unit until they're all gone, while maybe throwing out some dummies to eat enemy attacks.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Aquilae on August 13, 2011, 01:39:48 pm
I'm playing Der Langrisser for the first time (with a translation patch) and it's pretty great so far. My main gripe however would be the fact that it seems enemy units almost never attack on their phase, making battles needlessly long. I like the rest of the gameplay though.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: philsov on August 13, 2011, 09:08:53 pm
QuoteThere's no logical reason to have more than 1 squad


Stamina =\

I tried going in with an uber squad, but with all the counter attacks I had to deal with, my stam eventually got drained.  Once stam drops below 50% you start to suffer stat loss.  At final tally I had 5-ish main squads, with other squad slots with overview-focused leaders (mage or priest types) or highly specialized stuff like 7x Archer that were good for a round or two.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on August 14, 2011, 03:19:43 pm
Well I'm making a steady pace through Tactics Ogre. I'm still continually amazing at the quality of story and gameplay of this. I will always love the job system of FFT better, but otherwise this stacks up very well. The fact that the story can change course and your team members can change so easily is incredible.

I also started back on Odin Sphere. A very unique and absolutely gorgeous action RPG for PS2. It is relatively difficult and I got stuck a few years ago while playing it and am now just getting back to it. I'm playing a lot better and I'm almost through the first storyline. I'm really enjoying the gameplay and the story even more. Good depth and nice presentation. I love that Atlus left in the original japanese voice work, I definitely greatly prefer it to the English.

I am also starting a video playthrough of the Parted Ways Beta. If you are curious you should just go watch the vids haha.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: RandMuadDib on August 14, 2011, 04:05:47 pm
Finally started playing 3rd Birthday, though i've had it almost since it came out. I find it very difficult, even on "Easy." Though that might be because i'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the 'body jumping to find a better tactical position' thing. It would be a bit more friendly if the game paused while you were trying to decide who to jump into.

Also started Disgaea 3 back up, trying to get my characters uber so i can import them into Disgaea 4 when that comes out in september.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: ggx2rking on August 17, 2011, 10:04:40 am
Ah 3rd birthday I was in love with that game when it came out just for the facet that Aya was in it. I didnt find the game to hard at least until I played on the hardest difficulty. I thought it was a good game sadly i beat it 9 times lol I needed to beat it one more time plus bp farm to get the pile bunker but genocide mode...just wow
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Kourama on August 20, 2011, 08:13:26 am
Have been playing Resident Evil Mercs 3D and it is surprisingly fun. Hopefully soon I get my copy of Xenoblade and that will occupy my time.

Edit: Finally got Xenoblade Chronicles and it is one of the most amazing RPG's I have ever played. If you have a Wii you have to get this game.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Aquilae on September 05, 2011, 12:36:19 pm
I just finished Famicom Detective Club II for the SNES (with the English translation patch, of course) and I found it really awesome. It's sort of like Phoenix Wright, where you go around piecing together a case, but it's much more serious and dark. It's full of suspense, and gets rather touching at times, so I'd recommend you all try it out =P

Here's a review (+ screenshots):

http://satoshimatrix.wordpress.com/2010/12/07/famicom-detective-club-part-2-the-girl-in-back-review-super-famicom/
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: st4rw4k3r on September 09, 2011, 12:43:31 am
Did I hear 3rd birthday?
That is such a piece of crap game. I'm sad that it had anything to do with parasite eve.
There is nothing good about that game, and I kinda wish I never touched it.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: GeneralStrife on September 09, 2011, 12:47:07 am
downloading HAWX, hope its even slightly as good as the ace combats
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on September 09, 2011, 11:28:32 am
I went insane over Jetpack Joyride for the past few days. It is a great little iPhone game where you fly vertically to dodge obstacles. It has a lot of variety, missions, and unlockables though that make it super addicting. The sprite work is quite nice as well.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on October 01, 2011, 04:40:24 pm
I am now through the storyline of the first three of five characters in Odin Sphere, about 20 hrs of gameplay. Still loving this game, and the story of the different characters. I also like that I'm finding new ways to build my characters more effeciently each playthrough. Maybe it will get repetitive by the fifth time through, but not yet.

I'm also just starting Chapter IV of Tactics Ogre. I am amazed that I am already 40 hrs into the game and I really having been building up my team level grinding or anything and just going through the story pretty quickly. Still an amazing game, I will probably spend a considerable amount of time going back through the different sections and changing up my team a bit once I finish the main story. I want to see this game combined with FFT's job system, I would be in heaven.

I have also been playing Dead Nation online coop with a friend over PSN. Good times. No iPhone games have captured my attention lately.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: RandMuadDib on October 01, 2011, 04:52:57 pm
Disgaea 4 for more hours than I care to admit 0_o
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on October 01, 2011, 06:22:25 pm
I feel like I'm waiting to play the Disgaea series till I'm like 50 and the genera of Tactical RPGs no longer exists, and then to drown my sorrows I will spend the rest of my life playing this series in a couple hours spurts each week.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Eternal on October 01, 2011, 06:24:33 pm
Cheetah: If you have a DS, play Radiant Historia. I command thee! :P
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on October 02, 2011, 12:51:10 pm
Hmmm it is looking interesting Eternal.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Dome on October 02, 2011, 12:54:22 pm
Atm I'm playing GhebFE: A hardtype hack for FE8 with a spoof script
I suggest everyone who likes FE and internet humor to try it :-)
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: st4rw4k3r on October 04, 2011, 07:59:46 pm
Congrats dome on this topics 1000th post
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: DarkShade on October 04, 2011, 10:54:32 pm
Well I'm Playing Parasite Eve, Trying to beat the final boss. extremely hard since I forgot to stock up and don't have any save close to it. Also starting Final Fantasy XII again getting legendary weapons and job systems. Made me so mad I open one of the chest I shouldn't have done.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on October 05, 2011, 04:55:43 am
Apparently Odin Sphere is coming to the PSN as one of the first PS2 downloadable games. Though I'm sure my playthrough diary hasn't been too inspiring, if you want to see probably the best 2D graphics ever you should check it out.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: winshmo2 on October 05, 2011, 06:47:51 am
http://www.xseedgames.com/news.php?id=135

If you like Odin's Sphere then you'll love whats coming this winter for the psp.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on October 05, 2011, 10:20:32 am
Oh I am very aware Winshmo. I was putting the english patch on my downloads list, but heard the next day it was licensed. Atlus again right? We need more amazing FFT art Winshmo, do a an intro screen for the FFVII Project.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Mando on October 06, 2011, 12:03:56 pm
Playing Dark Souls and FFXIV  :D
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on October 07, 2011, 10:24:52 am
Quote from: Mando on October 06, 2011, 12:03:56 pm
Playing Dark Souls and FFXIV  :D



How is FFXIV shaping up? I played XI for a relatively short while, but I have heard nothing good about IV thus far.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Kalas on October 08, 2011, 11:00:06 am
Quote from: Dome on October 02, 2011, 12:54:22 pm
Atm I'm playing GhebFE: A hardtype hack for FE8 with a spoof script
I suggest everyone who likes FE and internet humor to try it :-)


I was way into GhebFE a while ago. The game is like a mix of ridiculously easy and incredibly hard.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Kaijyuu on October 08, 2011, 12:28:20 pm
Loaded up Dark Cloud 2 again. Why oh why did I decide to go for 100% completion in this game?

Like hell I'm getting all the monster transformations up to 99. Would take longer than getting a character in Disgaea fully transmigrated.

Story still sucks and I still want to punch the main character in the face for being a prick, but otherwise the best dungeon crawler I've ever played. This time I'll actually beat the optional dungeon too.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: MountainDew~ on October 12, 2011, 04:09:01 pm
GhebFe is ridiculous. In every sense of the term >___>

I'm playing the waiting game for TES V: Skyrim.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: RandMuadDib on October 12, 2011, 06:22:20 pm
Six days until I'll be playing batman
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Dome on October 12, 2011, 06:27:05 pm
Quote from: MountainDew~ on October 12, 2011, 04:09:01 pm
GhebFe is ridiculous. In every sense of the term >___>

The gameplay is actually funny
The dialogues...well, look like spam xD
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Post by: MountainDew~ on October 13, 2011, 12:11:36 pm
The gameplay was actually really hard, I enjoyed Gheb FE. It was just like Spam all over again. Probably a few more sexual jokes than usual, but none-the-less.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Dome on October 13, 2011, 12:25:31 pm
Quote from: MountainDew~ on October 13, 2011, 12:11:36 pm
The gameplay was actually really hard, I enjoyed Gheb FE. It was just like Spam all over again. Probably a few more sexual jokes than usual, but none-the-less.

Raep? XD
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Tybalt on October 13, 2011, 02:19:23 pm
Currently Playing: Oblivion, Revelations: Persona, and Star Ocean The Last Hope.

On deck: Breath of Fire 3, Lufia and the Fortress of Doom, Rival Schools (100% ending, all difficulties playthrough)
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Post by: DarkShade on October 17, 2011, 02:36:36 pm
Finaly finish Parasite Eve. Took about 10 - 15 hours of non stop retries. now I"m playing Infinite Undiscovery and COD Black Ops. Also resuming Fallout 3 since I havn't touch if for two years.

Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Eternal on October 17, 2011, 02:51:54 pm
I'm in the minority who liked Infinite Undiscovery, methinks.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: MysticKnightFF5 on October 17, 2011, 08:20:56 pm
You are indeed in the minority.
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Post by: RandMuadDib on October 18, 2011, 08:18:48 pm
Batman *drools* in my system... all i have to do is press start.... but i must eat first :( sad day
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Post by: Cheetah on October 19, 2011, 04:39:21 am
I'm so bummed that I'm not going to be playing Arkham City till like Christmas break. But at least by then hopefully the Batman Beyond suit will be available for purchase haha. On that note I need to go youtube the theme song now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9kC-kh6-TQ
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Post by: RandMuadDib on October 19, 2011, 10:45:21 am
Nightwing skins/challenges are 11/1/11, robin skins/challenges are 11/22/11, then there's like 7 more batman skins coming out 12/6
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Post by: Cheetah on October 22, 2011, 02:05:05 pm
Game Dev Story had a price drop yesterday on iOS. I'm usually not a big fan of micro management games, but the premiss of this one is obviously appealing. I have probably already randomly put in a couple hours into it. It is addicting if nothing else.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Dominic NY18 on October 22, 2011, 03:02:09 pm
I've been playing FFIV Complete Collection for the past month. I'm close to finishing both IV and The After Years, but I think I'm going to finish IV first and then go back and finish The After Years.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: DarkShade on October 30, 2011, 01:20:47 pm
Still playing Infinite Undiscovery. At the final chain. also continuing Fallout 3
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on December 27, 2011, 09:36:24 pm
I finally beat Tactics Ogre PSP and Odin Sphere about 5 days apart after playing them both for the past 6 months. Both great games, I have essentially said all the great stuff I can about these games. Getting through the final boss battles in both games was pretty hard, but rewarding.

My new routine is to not buy any new games until I have beat a game I already have. So after 6 months of no new games I bought Rochard off of PSN and beat it in a few days. Great little game, I enjoyed the gameplay and story. Don't overlook it if you like 2D platformer/adventure/puzzler type games. The music was also great, despite it's sparse presence.

The wife and I have been playing Zelda: Skyward Sword. It has been slow going and it was driving me nuts last night, so I'm going to hold off on giving opinions until I'm in a better mood.

I also got Assassins Creed: Brotherhood for Christmas. The series is just nice and regular and hasn't disappointed yet. The story makes running around on rooftops fulfilling enough to keep pressing forward. That and I get obsessive with collecting in that game.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: GeneralStrife on December 27, 2011, 10:18:22 pm
Star Wars the Old Republic
It's amazing. But then again bioware never dissapoints, EVAR.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: RandMuadDib on December 28, 2011, 12:04:33 am
DA:II, sonic chronicles
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: GeneralStrife on December 28, 2011, 03:40:02 am
Quote from: RandMuadDib on December 28, 2011, 12:04:33 am
DA:II

it wasn't that bad.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Smitson on December 28, 2011, 06:22:21 pm
So close to beating Valkyria Chronicles 1,2 as well as the after years. Such a shame I bricked my PSP.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: RandMuadDib on December 28, 2011, 07:00:32 pm
Quote from: GeneralStrife on December 28, 2011, 03:40:02 am
it wasn't that bad.

Didnt say it was bad. Just not as good as the first one, and fitting the 'disappointing' moniker. If i hadn't already played DA:O, I think i would have rather enjoyed DA:II, but instead i didnt get 1/3 of the way through the game.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: MysticKnightFF5 on December 29, 2011, 12:16:02 pm
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam
Dark Souls
White Knight Chronicles II
Demon's Souls
Spiral Knights
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Kagebunji on December 29, 2011, 12:27:37 pm
What's Gheb FE guys? Some Fire Emblem version I am not aware of? Please explain.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Dome on December 29, 2011, 12:34:51 pm
Quote from: Kagebunji on December 29, 2011, 12:27:37 pm
What's Gheb FE guys? Some Fire Emblem version I am not aware of? Please explain.

An awesome (And awesomely hard) FE 8 hack made by a random furry
Makes the game uber hard and funny to read (Looks like spam, sometimes)
Try it on hard, it's so hard you'll scream in pain after 2 minutes >_>
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Post by: Kagebunji on December 29, 2011, 01:06:50 pm
Lol, so it is perverted? How great...

I may try it, given how easy FE8 was.
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Post by: Cheetah on December 30, 2011, 12:13:33 am
I'm also playing Borderlands coop online with my bud. Seems like multiplayer Fallout 3 to me, so awesome. The graphics are quite pleasant and collecting random loot is always so fun. I also like that so many resources are easily shared between players.
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Post by: Kaijyuu on December 30, 2011, 05:34:47 am
Skyrim: Can't get it to stop crashing at the very same spot. First quest I find outside the starter area, go find some golden claw. I start climbing the mountain, see a tower with bandits in it, try to walk up to them, and boom, crash to desktop. Every. Single. Time.

Bastion: Played about 20 minutes and started to get bored from the isolation. Does no one alive exist in this world except the silent protagonist and the narrator? Seems a decent action game so I'll probably return to it, but the story so far failed to capture me.

Crayon Physics Deluxe: Got it with the humble bundle 4. Haha, I remember the original crayon physics... massive improvement over that. Strangely cathartic and relaxing to play. Some of the puzzles are downright impossible to get with one drawn shape though, I swear.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: st4rw4k3r on December 30, 2011, 04:18:29 pm
Now playing:
Ragnarok Online
Minecraft
TeamFortress 2
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Smitson on January 16, 2013, 09:48:12 pm
Quote from: Cheetah on December 27, 2011, 09:36:24 pm
I finally beat Tactics Ogre PSP and Odin Sphere about 5 days apart after playing them both for the past 6 months. Both great games, I have essentially said all the great stuff I can about these games. Getting through the final boss battles in both games was pretty hard, but rewarding.

My new routine is to not buy any new games until I have beat a game I already have. So after 6 months of no new games I bought Rochard off of PSN and beat it in a few days. Great little game, I enjoyed the gameplay and story. Don't overlook it if you like 2D platformer/adventure/puzzler type games. The music was also great, despite it's sparse presence.

The wife and I have been playing Zelda: Skyward Sword. It has been slow going and it was driving me nuts last night, so I'm going to hold off on giving opinions until I'm in a better mood.

I also got Assassins Creed: Brotherhood for Christmas. The series is just nice and regular and hasn't disappointed yet. The story makes running around on rooftops fulfilling enough to keep pressing forward. That and I get obsessive with collecting in that game.


I've finally started playing Tactics Orge and I'm almost done the good guy route I guess it would be, and boy Denam sure reminds me of Ramza...
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Post by: Desocupado on January 17, 2013, 08:19:30 am
I'm back to the old NWN 1 - Higher Ground - Persistent World Mod

It feels quite cool with the character building and interesting items/areas.
If anyone's interested go to http://wiki.hgweb.org/wiki/Getting_Started

Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: FFMaster on January 17, 2013, 02:56:18 pm
I forgot this thread existed.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: skiploom188 on January 18, 2013, 05:33:12 am
I didn't know this thread EXISTED

Anyway, here's the games I'm currently playing:
- Ridge Racer Type 4
- Pokemon Heartgold
- GTA SA

as you can see, all those games require so much time to complete. Get the 320 cars (R4), defeat Red after you've grinded so much (Heartgold), and a hundred fifty missions for CJ (San Andreas).
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Mobius on January 18, 2013, 03:52:50 pm
Pokemon White


With a few pixel replacements of my own, hehe.

(http://i50.tinypic.com/2cgo57n.jpg)
Hello Victrebel
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Smitson on January 18, 2013, 11:41:35 pm
Quote from: Smitson on December 28, 2011, 06:22:21 pm
So close to beating Valkyria Chronicles 1,2 as well as the after years. Such a shame I bricked my PSP.


And a year later I'm probably still at the same spot in both games :D.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Neophyte Ronin on January 19, 2013, 12:49:26 am
I've been delving into Neverwinter Nights and also Zelda Classic (the rebuilt LoZ), including custom quests.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: TrueLight on January 19, 2013, 10:44:02 am
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne

I'm about 50 hours into the game and currently on the final dungeon.
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Post by: Avalanche on January 19, 2013, 11:26:14 am
I was playing Goldeneye on my n64 last days.
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Post by: Jumza on January 19, 2013, 12:06:13 pm
Finishing playing Pokemon White 2.
I will never stop loving Pokemon :D
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Post by: Cheetah on June 06, 2014, 05:27:17 pm
Wow.

So I bought a 3DS the other day and the first thing I did, after downloading the Bravely Default demo, was purchase Crimson Shroud. I'm interested because Yasumi Matsuno is a designer on the game. It is kind of a throw back in that it is like a pen and paper RPG made into a videogame, with all characters being static figurines and dice rolls playing prominently. I'm only a few hours in, but so far I'm loving the tone, characters, and gameplay. The narrative is a bit odd, as it is kind of emulating a game master telling the story, but then it switches between that, character speech, character thoughts, and gameplay descriptions. I will update when I get further along.

It has been a real long time since I posted here, but I will do a summary of what I can remember since I play pretty few video games. For RPGs, I have been in the final dungeon of Tales of Graces f for like two literal years, I played through Tales of Xillia really quickly and almost beat it a second time. The fan translation of Tales of Innocence for DS was great as well. Oh and Last Story on Wii a while ago. Last Story was quite enjoyable, the pacing was great and it had some excellent systems. After Crimson Shroud I'm going to decide between Ni No Kuni, Kingdom of Amalur, and Xenoblade Chronicles. In my old age I get overwhelmed by giant really long RPGs, so even though I have all three I'm intimidated to start any of them. Once I start an RPG I need to just play through otherwise I never come back to it. Thus I am very interested in Child of Light and feel that I might end up getting that instead of playing the other 3 I already have.

For multiplayer. With a bud online I played Borderlands 2, Dead Island, and Diablo III. Borderlands 2 got the most gameplay hours by far. For whatever reason we are having a difficult time getting into Dead Island and Diablo.

The other game that I actually finished was Ghost Trick for DS. Such an amazing wacky original game. Probably one of my all time favorites for it's story, characters, and gameplay. I really couldn't recommend it enough. It will hook you in the first 15 minutes, and if it doesn't then it might not be the game for you.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Elric on June 06, 2014, 11:23:42 pm
Borderlands is great for multiplayer (Actually replaying through the first one again right now with my bro and then onto the second again),
however we had the same issue with Dead Island, it sounds great on paper. I mean, L4D + Borderlands? Can't go wrong right?? Idk... I
stopped playing it after about an hour and never went back.

Diablo III... Well, it isn't Diablo II, however I hear the expansion made it much better, though I can't really confirm that.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Celdia on June 07, 2014, 11:43:03 am
Last Dream (http://store.steampowered.com/app/266230/) is a throwback to JRPGs of days gone by. Done in the style of older Final Fantasy games - with plenty of references to that self-same series - Last Dream is like a brand-new trip down memory lane. You start by building your party from a selection of eight different classes, each with their own special abilities, and then dive right into the fray. While the story isn't anything genre-shattering, it retains that classic fantasy feel without the focus on being too-serious seen in a lot of modern RPGs. It knows when to take itself seriously and when to have fun. Anyone familiar with JRPGs from the 8-bit/16-bit era will feel right at home playing this. Also, the game world is huge. The number of things to see and do will keep you busy for a good 40+ hours; non-plot extras include things like a massive crafting system, fishing, casino games, treasure maps that lead to hidden wealth and even the Guild where you can sign up to go hunt down extra strong monsters scattered across the world. If that isn't enough, character advancement is fully customized through the use of points you assign to character stats to build them how you like. However, you might want to grab the 700-page PDF guide (http://d339x3sk9y3aqk.cloudfront.net/LastDream_StrategyGuide.pdf) to find out what each of those stats does before you get into trying to min-max your character builds. On top of that there are two different options for playing the game a 2nd time through with both New Game+ and another game mode called Reborn. So if all that isn't enough to get you to take a look at this one, there is a free demo available that kept me busy for hours before I decided to just up and buy the full game. Not sure what else I can say about this one. Go check it out.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Angel on June 07, 2014, 07:09:56 pm
Nearing the end of Suikoden II (which I have owned for years and never finished because I always got distracted by something else for multiple months somewhere in the story and forget what's going on and start over, rinse and repeat), which I plan to follow with Suikoden III (which I have owned for years and never finished because holy crap this is boring), and Suikoden IV (because Ted), and Suikoden V (because it's apparently a really good game).

Also playing through Grandia II again for xifi, who's never seen it. And also because, while I know I beat it, I totally do not remember the ending.

Also playing through FFVII: Reunion just to see all the changes that were made.

... And playing through FFVIII on Steam, because it was a good price, and it's of better quality than the PC version I already had that I finally uninstalled.

Oh, and Lightning Returns. Which I actually haven't touched in a couple weeks, but insist on finishing, because I've honestly enjoyed it so far.

Yes, it is hard for me to play just one thing.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on June 08, 2014, 12:20:06 am
The Borderlands series is definitely great. The DLC expansions do a lot for extending the playability as well. I'm not super excited about the Pre-Sequal yet, I don't trust a new studio taking over.

I also forgot to mention that I played through Uncharted 2 & 3. Truly amazing games that deserve all the praise they receive. Stunning in every way. They are kind of just a must play for anyone and the playtime for them is about 10-12 hrs a piece so not a huge investment. I also got obsessed with getting all the collectables in both games, for no real reason whatsoever.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on July 08, 2014, 07:53:20 am
I finished Crimson Shroud. The first play through had a nice difficulty curve and I ultimately enjoyed it as a nice short game. The story got really confusing right at the end by introducing a whole bunch of new revelations without much closure. There is a second playthrough for additional content and story, but the enemies get scaled up so much that battles just take forever so I didn't get far at all. It is also similar to Vagrant Story in that I feel it focuses too much on compatibility/weaknesses/buffs/elements so that it is difficult to predict damage output. Probably worth a play through for any hardcore Matsuno fans.

I suppose my next RPG is going to be Bravely Default. I am only a couple hours in, but such a beautiful game. It has a really intriguing world, which is one of my favorite qualities in a game. The battle system is seeming interesting so far. The most interesting thing is how they have added options to streamline the experience, like fast-forward for battles and changing encounter rates. Just really smart modern additions that any turn based RPG should have now adays.

The game I am actually going to finish next is Shovel Knight. I am a backer of the project and am loving every minute of the game thus far. Lots of fun ideas, interesting platforming, awesome retro graphics, and an excellent difficulty curve. I'm playing on 3DS.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: MasterGrand on July 09, 2014, 05:29:06 pm
I'm playing MMORPG Ragnarok online and sometime playing Suikoden 3 :-D
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Elric on July 09, 2014, 05:56:53 pm
I have heard of Ragnarok online, but haven't tried it yet. Though I was playing through Suikoden 5 again for like the 10th time not long ago.

Currently playing through Earthbound Uncut on the SNES. The project aimed to make the story/dialogue/names/some small graphics more like they
were in the japanese version (Mother 2). So far it's pretty neat and a great way to get myself back into a game I played as a kid.

Also currently playing Secret of Evermore with the 2-Player Patch and Seiken Densetsu 3 with my wife. I never really understood why SoE wouldn't have
been 2 player in the first place, but the patch defiantly increases the fun factor. Not much to say about SD3 as it's awesomeness speaks for itself.

Lastly, off and on I've been playing both LoZ: Goddess of Time and Parallel Worlds Remodel. Both of these are mods of Link to the Past and are very
well done, if you are a LoZ fan, defiantly worth checking them out.

Next I suppose I will play thru Earthbound Zero again, then maybe the Secret of Mana while I said for Hyrule Warriors to come out.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: MasterGrand on July 10, 2014, 09:50:58 am
Quote from: Elric on July 09, 2014, 05:56:53 pm
I have heard of Ragnarok online, but haven't tried it yet. Though I was playing through Suikoden 5 again for like the 10th time not long ago.

Currently playing through Earthbound Uncut on the SNES. The project aimed to make the story/dialogue/names/some small graphics more like they
were in the japanese version (Mother 2). So far it's pretty neat and a great way to get myself back into a game I played as a kid.

Also currently playing Secret of Evermore with the 2-Player Patch and Seiken Densetsu 3 with my wife. I never really understood why SoE wouldn't have
been 2 player in the first place, but the patch defiantly increases the fun factor. Not much to say about SD3 as it's awesomeness speaks for itself.

Lastly, off and on I've been playing both LoZ: Goddess of Time and Parallel Worlds Remodel. Both of these are mods of Link to the Past and are very
well done, if you are a LoZ fan, defiantly worth checking them out.

Next I suppose I will play thru Earthbound Zero again, then maybe the Secret of Mana while I said for Hyrule Warriors to come out.


Very nice Elric, you like replay (games memories ) when you was kid right ? I'm too I like replay like Captain Tsubasa 1-5
and Golden Axe 1-3 and Street of Rage 1-3 and Suikoden all series and FFT and FF7..etc :P

Do you play Legend Of Mana Elric ?
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Elric on July 10, 2014, 01:15:42 pm
Quote from: MasterGrand on July 10, 2014, 09:50:58 am
Very nice Elric, you like replay (games memories ) when you was kid right ? I'm too I like replay like Captain Tsubasa 1-5
and Golden Axe 1-3 and Street of Rage 1-3 and Suikoden all series and FFT and FF7..etc :P

Do you play Legend Of Mana Elric ?


Haha, I'm all about the nostalgia. Though it's more that the SNES era was the best for RPGs in my opinion. I'm also a fan of streets of rage,
as well as golden axe and still have some of them for my genesis.

Legend of Mana is one of my favorite PSX games. I've played through it more times than I would like to admit. Seiken Densetsu 1-4 is my 2nd
favorite series of games after the Suikoden series and at a very close 3rd is Final Fantasy
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Barren on July 11, 2014, 04:55:24 pm
I'm currently playing pokemon X/Y and just got the Vivillion they were giving away this past Monday
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on July 12, 2014, 02:40:50 pm
Just finished Shovel Knight. Really excellent, way better than I even thought it would be. I'm looking forward to them continuing to release free content for this game. Now I need to get back to Bravely Default.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Smitson on July 13, 2014, 01:49:20 pm
Quote from: Cheetah on July 12, 2014, 02:40:50 pm
Just finished Shovel Knight. Really excellent, way better than I even thought it would be. I'm looking forward to them continuing to release free content for this game. Now I need to get back to Bravely Default.


Me too. I bought Bravely when it first came out. But, I'm about 30 hours in and haven't played it for awhile. After I finish my new game plus unknown run of Xillia & P3P I'm definitely going back to BD.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on July 15, 2014, 09:53:56 am
Tales of Xillia is pretty good. I played through it quite quickly and did about half of a second play through, which is very unusual. I found Tales of Graces to be better in almost every way, but still haven't finished it. I'm looking forward to Tales of Xillia 2 next month, the collectors edition is tempting, but crazy expensive.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Elric on July 15, 2014, 06:15:08 pm
Finished Earthbound Uncut, it was quite good, all the little changes with the dialogue and such were a nice touch, though seeing Ness walk around naked
later in the game was a bit odd O_o.

After that I went played through Illusion of Gaia in a day and got all 50 red jewels and actually beat the hidden mansion (something I was never able
to do as a kid) Very disappointing to find literally no reward for this :/

So for those that I don't talk to on IRC (cuz you don't flippin log on) I've been ordering a lot of reproduction carts recently (sorry, I like hacks)
Tomorrow I expect arrival of:
(This list is technically my NOW PLAYING list)

Legit Games:
Faxanadu
StarTropics
StarTropics II

Reproduction:
Lennus 2 (With english patch, and custom Paladin's Quest 2 label)
Chrono Trigger Retranslation (no, not that well known one, that one sucks, I went with a lesser known one on RHDN that I played a while ago)
LoZ: Parallel Worlds Remodel (always been a huge fan of Parallel Worlds, which I ordered a cart for some time back, eagerly awaiting the Remodel ver)
Terranigma (NTSC and English Patched)
Tales of Phantasia (English Patched)

Next Purchase:
Gunmans Proof
Star Ocean
Bahamut Lagoon
Romancing Saga 3
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I know some people may see reproductions as pirating, however, I only order games that I cannot normally acquire
in English or with a certain mod, I know there is emulators, but I much prefer original hardware.

It's also nice to be able to get repros for less than 50 bucks a pop when they used to cost around a hundred bucks
each. I was the foolish kid who traded things that were good for things that were bad (Traded my copy of Earthbound
and the Strategy guide for a GBA and FFTA the day of FFTA's launch) so it's nice to see my cartridge collection growing
again.

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Quote from: Cheetah on July 15, 2014, 09:53:56 am
Tales of Xillia is pretty good. I played through it quite quickly and did about half of a second play through, which is very unusual. I found Tales of Graces to be better in almost every way, but still haven't finished it. I'm looking forward to Tales of Xillia 2 next month, the collectors edition is tempting, but crazy expensive.


The tales games are one series I've never gotten to get into due to always playing other things, the only ones I got to play was the
ones on the PSX (Destiny IIRC?) So I'm quite excited for the arrival of Tales of Phantasia so I can finally play through the series.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: kyozo22 on July 16, 2014, 12:55:34 am
Just finished Grandia 2 (hardtype patch), Borderlands 1 (awesome game!) and also the Breath of Fire 2 SNES retranslation mod. It was sweeeeet!  :lol: Oh, and Tsukihime. Just finished Tsukihime as well.

I'm going to be moving onto Borderlands 2 in a couple weeks, once my dongle arrives (birthday present from my brother) so I can co-op through the storyline. Would love to do some GTA 5 online but my damn PS3 keeps overheating! :(

Been playing through the .Hack series recently and loving it - dat Mac Anu theme is fucking gorgeous! Also starting to invest some time into the Fate/ Stay Night visual novel now that ufotable are confirmed to be re-making the anime (maybe they'll actually focus on just one route this time so it won't be COMPLETELY INCOHERENT and unfocussed.  :evil: )
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Cheetah on July 25, 2014, 05:08:41 pm
Overheating PS3 sucks. I had my heatsink repaired a year ago, and just last night it started spontaneously shutting down again. Going to clean it and try to give it better air flow.

In the mean time I got Steamworld Dig for sale of 3DS. It is an addicting little game. I played through it in about 5 hours over about 7 sittings. I would have played it a lot more if it had bonuses or unlockables, but sadly none to be found. Still trying to find the motivation to take on a new large RPG.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Elric on July 25, 2014, 11:01:22 pm
Quote from: Cheetah on July 25, 2014, 05:08:41 pm
Overheating PS3 sucks. I had my heatsink repaired a year ago


Heatsinks don't get 'repaired'. They are pieces of metal to draw heat from one place to another.
It's most likely an issue with either too much or not enough thermal paste. Both easily fixed.


About halfway through playing Terranigma and Lennus 2. Lennus 2 is awesome and a very good
sequel to Paladin's Quest, anyone who was a fan of the first game should try out the second.
Though I'll say the english translation is often a bit to self aware and silly at times, it doesn't take
away from the enjoyment of the game.

Terranigma is also a fantastic end of the series (Soul Blazer, Illusion of Gaia, Terranigma) though
most people have played it already so I don't have much to add here.

New games coming by mail this coming week to beat the following couple weeks:

1. Ganpuru Gunmans Proof
2. Breath of Fire II (patched with Retranslation patch and other fixes)
3. Bahamut Lagoon
4. Tales of Phantasia (finally)
5. Harvest Moon



Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Kaijyuu on August 27, 2014, 02:19:45 pm
I played a few hours of FFTA2.

It's surprisingly good. Not fantastic, but enjoyable. Seems to mix a lot of the strengths of FFT and FFTA (and some Tactics Ogre), and reducing the weaknesses of FFTA. Ain't perfect by any means, but an actually kinda fun game.

Also I'm very glad I decided to be juvenile and name the main character "Stupid." It makes everyone treat him like the annoying brat he is. Cid: "Let's go, Stupid." "Hey Stupid, look at this." Etc.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Celdia on August 27, 2014, 04:03:38 pm
Didn't feel like this warranted a new topic and I don't think we have a "hey look at this youtube video" topic - or if we do I'm too lazy to fight the Search function to find it - but here's something I'm 'Now Watching' instead of 'Now Playing'. The topic of the video made me think of Arena more than anything. I know there is some thought given to the staggered unit priorities between teams but does it go any further than that? Can it?

Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Kaijyuu on September 26, 2014, 08:20:07 pm
Finished FFTA2.


Color me overall impressed, though admittedly this might be because my expectations were incredibly low. Unlike FFTA, I'd actually call this a pretty good game. Again not perfect by any means, but I enjoyed it overall and am continuing to play the post-game.

Unlike FFTA, the story wasn't brain meltingly stupid nor 100% sanitized of anything dark or objectionable. There's actually people facing consequences for their actions. There's no shying away from topics like attempted murder. The idea of two people with magic books chronicling their life and painting themselves as protagonists going head to head was an interesting one.

As for problems, the gameplay still has problems. Early on I felt I had almost 0 meaningful character customization (everyone felt identical), later on I still only felt I had a little, stat growths are too damn important later and can make your units irreparably useless, and item stats are so close together they seem nearly completely interchangeable. Learning skills from items cause most of this; you still need to be useful when you're wearing something from the start of the game. Also the game could really use a reintroduction of charge times; the current magic system is better than FFTA due to everyone starting at 0 mp, but it still lacks strategic depth in comparison to FFT.

Some quests seemed to have unfortunate implications. Too often I felt I was protecting some poor rich and/or powerful person from those unruly commoners. Particularly bad was one quest where you helped a giant potion making corporation destroy small businesses; the small business owners were painted as whiny because they couldn't make as good a product for as low a price. It's like the writers saw what wal-mart does and thought wal-mart was somehow the good guys.
Also there were an uncomfortably large number of people who did bad things out of "jealousy." Because people with power got there entirely of their own merit and everyone who complains is just whining and wanting to cheat their way to the top, right? Ugh.


Despite my complaints, good game overall. Doesn't live up to FFT but sure as hell did a way better job than FFTA.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Rufio on September 26, 2014, 09:43:02 pm
Did you play FFTA2 or read Atlas Shrugged?

Sounds like a story written by Randroids.
Title: Re: Now Playing
Post by: Kaijyuu on September 27, 2014, 03:49:49 pm
I get the feeling at least one of the writers was one, but it doesn't spoil things overall.