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Postby Saturn Moriya » 5 years ago

Fluffi-dono wrote:You shall see soon that it won't be easy. Even with lots of stuff.
I did it, first try. It was really intense and I just barely made it because Geno died after I used my last pickmeup, but Smithy exploded shortly after.

Wow what a charming game. Similar to M&L and PM but still unlike any other rpg.

Next up is...Secret of Mana! I burned out on it previously, but I'm going to give it another shot.
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That's another one I have but haven't played yet, Secret of Mana. Maybe I will once I take down Mirror of Fate here. Up to 75% now, so I made a huge jump in progress this morning, but I feel it's because I just want it done now more than anything else. It's really one of the most boring games I've played in awhile.

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Postby Ashan » 5 years ago

I've only ever beaten X1 but I've seen playthroughs of most (all? Can't remember) of the series. I liked the part where they killed off Zero but then they were like "oh we want another game though" so they made some stupid excuse like "he fixed himself" even though he was literally a torso when he died.
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Postby Euparkeria » 5 years ago

Ashan wrote:I've only ever beaten X1 but I've seen playthroughs of most (all? Can't remember) of the series. I liked the part where they killed off Zero but then they were like "oh we want another game though" so they made some stupid excuse like "he fixed himself" even though he was literally a torso when he died.
What game are those parts in? I only know Zero has died in 1 and was revived in 2.

Anyway, I completed (I guess? I have the secret playable "character".) MM: Day in the Limelight 2. What a wonderful game! It would be near perfect if the hitboxes were finetuned a bit and Gemini Man would be more active. Otherwise, great job Fusion Team!
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Postby Bean » 5 years ago

The reason they brought Zero back in X2 was because he was Inafune's creation and wanted to see him back. It's also why I always felt the X series got the shaft because it was more about Zero later on than it was the title character. X4 was fine for a one-off, but Zero stole more and more of the spotlight as the series went on. In fact, it was supposed to end after X5 just so Inafune and Inti Creates could do a series for Zero. X was even supposed to be a bad guy in that one.

Then again, Capcom's B-teams released X6 and X7 on the world, so maybe it would have been better to end it after X5... not that I like that one much at all either. Ha-ha. Okay, I'm done being a Mega Man nerd now.

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Postby YelseyKing » 5 years ago

Yeah, MMX6 sounds like a thing, for sure. I've done some reading up on it, and it... sounds about as good as you'd expect from a game the original developer had nothing to do with and didn't want to make. That "rescue the reploids" system sounds like 100% artificial difficulty. Honestly, if I'm reading it correctly, it reminds me of Zombies Ate My Neighbors, where if you approach a victim too quickly or from the wrong direction (which you have no way of knowing ahead of time), they'll get killed and there's nothing much you can do about it... except the stakes seem higher in MMX6, since these victims also reward you with powerups, which can be missed... oy.

As an aside, I am thoroughly stumped at trying to understand Megaman X5. I've not quite reached it yet (still on X3), but what I've read... makes no sense to be. In particular, "boss levels", the upgrade/parts system, and the whole concept of the falling space colony and its effect on the game as a whole. I've read several FAQs about them, and just can't quite figure out what these things are all about... I imagine I'll figure it out once I actually start the game, but it sounds pretty daunting at the moment.

Edit: I'll only be playing up through X6, since I don't have X7 or X8, and I hear they're both thoroughly mediocre, anyhow, so I won't be rushing to buy them anytime soon, either.
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MM ZX will always be my favourite MM game.
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X5 is basically a game in which your choices don't actually matter.

Okay, that's an exaggeration. I mean, they have an effect. Fighting the bosses first will increase your probability of getting the good ending. But they won't make it assured. You can do everything absolutely right and still get the bad ending. Or you can just ignore the bosses and shoot the colony right away and still get the good ending. It just depends on how the random number generator is feeling.

The X series is... interesting. The classic series had really consistently good quality. Even the "bad" games in classic were actually only "okay". But in the X series? Bad means bad. Here's how it goes for me (warning; long):
X1: Amazing game, an absolute classic. This stands up to the classic series at its best. Great

X2: I liked this one a lot. I think it's not as well-regarded as the first by most people, but I see it as a worthy successor. Good

X3: I... didn't like this one, and it's hard for me to put my finger on why. Something about the bosses rubbed me the wrong way, and the scavenger hunting bogged it down. Poor

X4: One of my favorites in the series, and again I feel it's a game that stands up with the classic series. Great

X5: This could have been a good game... if not for all the stupid decisions piled on top of it. Alia stopping you every time you try to make a simple jump? Bosses whose health meters get bigger the farther you go in the game (which just makes them more tedious, not harder)? An ending that's dependent on chance no matter what you do? I liked it a bunch as a kid, but going back and replaying it made me realize it's severely flawed, in a way that hinders enjoyment. Bad

X6: Ugh, this game... It's bad, but it's still playable. It's not worth playing on hard mode, but I think maybe you could get some enjoyment out of it on lower difficulties. Horrible level design though. Also, a hilariously bad translation, which could be a good or bad thing depending on your point of view. (One of my favorite lines: "It is the world where the humans race and the Reploids co-exist." See, humans are too busy racing all the time to co-exist.) Bad

X7: This game is irredeemable trash. I seriously think it deserves to be regarded on the same level as Sonic 2K6. Everything about it is bad and I hate it. Awful

X8: A really good game. It has some notable design flaws, including a few too many "gimmick" stages and some rather cheap deaths, but it's still fun to play, and after three games in a row that were bad, it was a breath of fresh air. Good

Both of the Xtreme games were bad, but Xtreme 2 was a notable improvement. The first one, I could write an entire article on everything that's wrong with that game...
I prefer the classic series because of its tone, but the inconsistent quality of the X series also knocks it down a few points. Though when it's good, it's really good.
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Postby Saturn Moriya » 5 years ago

I've only played X1, 2 and 3. 1 and 2 are both amazing to me in different ways, couldn't pick one over the other. 3 is really dull to me, just can't get into it. I plan on checking out 4 as soon as I buy it, and just call it the end of the X series for me.

Still didn't even beat X2 though...I got close but it's been laying around.

Gosh darn that stage 4 boss in Crimzon Clover is insane. Everything happens too fast!
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Postby YelseyKing » 5 years ago

Anyone have any thoughts on the Zero series? I got Zero Collection a while back, but the first game feels... odd. I only played it briefly, but if I'm understanding it correctly, it has this deep powerup system that you're... actively punished for *using*? What? Why? Also, I got as far as one boss, but died, and... got a "Mission Failed" screen, which seemed to progress the game, locking me out of that mission again? Admittedly, it's been a while since I played, so my memory may be hazy, but...
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Postby Bean » 5 years ago

Yeah, that is how it works in the early games. You can't use the Elves or you're punished. By the end, the lesson had been learned and you can use them with minimal or no punishment if done right. I think 4's system was the best for it. 3's the best game, though, for reasons outside of that.

Along with Mirror of Fate, I'm now going through Find Mii II on StreetPass Mii Plaza. This version unlocks when you beat the original Find Mii twice and has branching paths, new items to get, and you can hire old Miis back with the Play Coins that you rarely use elsewhere. Kind of neat.

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Postby Sorel » 5 years ago

MMZ games are legends to me. All those hours spent... all those memories... *sniff* nostalgic.
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Postby Menshay » 5 years ago

I'm trying Copy Kitty. On an old computer which runs it at 15-25 FPS maximum during normal gameplay. And it still manages to be relatively fun.

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Random MMX3 question, because I can't recall right now... do Bit, Byte, and Vile ever disappear from the stages once you've cleared enough Maverick stages like the X-Hunters do in X2? I've cleared two stages so far (Tunnel Rhino and Volt Catfish), and I want to *destroy*, not just *defeat*, the three of them, so I need to know if I'll have to go right after Blizzard Buffalo and Neon Tiger to get the weapons needed, or if I can wait a little while on those.
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I played through New Super Mario Bros 2 recently.

Ugh, Nintendo, why. This is the first game in a while that I've felt was an absolute chore to get through, and the least fun I've ever had playing a Mario platformer. When the New Super Mario Bros series started, I was ecstatic. More 2D Mario platforming! Sure, the game was a little easy, but it was still great. Then there was New Super Mario Bros Wii. It was... kind of samey, but hey, the first game was good, so why not?

Then again.

And again.

I don't know if it's burnout on this series or something else, but I really disliked this game. Is it actually a worse game than NSMB/W/U? Or am I just tired of this? I can't tell, and that's the sad part. I can't actually point to anything and say it was glaringly bad. There was nothing super offensive. Yet... There was nothing engaging. I was going through the motions in paint by number stages. Thinking back on it I can scarcely remember any of them. It was a competently put together game. But this is Mario. "Competently put together" isn't good enough with the pedigree this series has.

I'm something of a completionist when it comes to Mario, but I had so little fun with this game, I don't even know if I want to get everything...
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Just finished up world 4 in super scribblenauts with my favorite moment yet, a quick sand worm losing to a slow aggressive invincible living cheese. I don't know why I find that hilarious.
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Postby Leet » 5 years ago

Transistor is a hella rad game

super hella rad
Well it is a decent hack but sometime its just too repetitif there no level that actually pop in your face and your like oh yeah that level they all ressemble themselves and just monster along the way.
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I know what cat-avatar-person is saying about the third Seymour visit. This is just stupid.
At least with the last one, I'd be having trouble but I could still get him down to like 6000HP before he killed me. This one has like 70000HP and I don't think I've even gotten him down to 60000HP before he does a combo of like 5 attacks and kills my whole party at once.
I don't even know what to do. He has an attack that does like 2000-2500HP to all my party members and half the time before I even get another turn he'll do another 2 attacks and finish off any of my surviving party members. I didn't even think I was that underleveled but I guess I just need to sit around grinding for a while. The enemies in the preceding area were giving me trouble too so I guess the game just wants me to grind or something. There wasn't much of a transition. It just went straight from enemies I could deal with to enemies that take a zillion damage and kill me in one hit.
GOOD TIMES
Ishntknew wrote:NSMB2 stuff
Yeah I basically bought NSMB2, played through it once (I don't know if you can even call it a playthrough since I used cannons to get to the boss) and never touched it again. I literally have a few hours of playtime on NSMB2. It's not a really bad game or anything, I think I just got bored of the NSMB series.
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YelseyKing wrote:Random MMX3 question, because I can't recall right now... do Bit, Byte, and Vile ever disappear from the stages once you've cleared enough Maverick stages like the X-Hunters do in X2?
I think you have to finish off Vile before defeating the Mavericks. Bit and Byte will show up no matter what during a playthrough regularly.

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No one bother to read this post, it's stupidly long because I want to talk about games oh man.
Fluffi-dono wrote:Some things about Kid Icarus:

1st: You'll lose MANY hearts if you die. So don't feel forced to play on 9.0 nonstop. I usually play with 5.0-6.0 difficulty.

2nd: The Space Pirate Ship level is one of the longest...
CAREFUL, MAYOR SPOILERS AHEAD, DON'T READ IF YOU DON'T WANT
So, you're currently at Chapter 8? What will your reaction be when I tell you that there are 25 Chapters? (IMO Chapter 19 is the longest.)
I don't aim to make the game super-ultra-difficult because that's just silly; at this point I had worked up to about 4.0~4.5 (the game itself is suggesting ~5.0+) but the point is that I think chapter 8 had a few too many "okay thanks that was absolute BS" parts to it that was just... dumb. Also dodging isn't the most reliable thing when it really needs to be.

Also I'm well aware of the length of the game; kinda hard to avoid that 'spoiler', unfortunately (also I did actually beat chapter 9 at some point and that would've been a REALLY underwhelming 'final boss' anyway, so... yeah).
Ashan wrote:I'm having so much trouble trying to use Rikku in FFX. I've managed to at least level her to a point where she doesn't die in one hit to every enemy, but I still don't find her abilities useful enough to bother using her in battles. I feel like I'm missing out by not using her though, so I think I'm just doing something wrong cause she feels really useless right now.
Rikku is kinda weird and doesn't really do much besides steal and use items... if you're like me and horde as many items as possible, she probably won't see much practical use >_> But you CAN toss out easy damage with consumables, for what it's worth (and if you look up the overpowered Mix combinations and manage to get the components, there's that too... but of course you need to actually GET them first).
Ashan wrote:I know what cat-avatar-person is saying about the third Seymour visit. This is just stupid.
At least with the last one, I'd be having trouble but I could still get him down to like 6000HP before he killed me. This one has like 70000HP and I don't think I've even gotten him down to 60000HP before he does a combo of like 5 attacks and kills my whole party at once.
I don't even know what to do. He has an attack that does like 2000-2500HP to all my party members and half the time before I even get another turn he'll do another 2 attacks and finish off any of my surviving party members. I didn't even think I was that underleveled but I guess I just need to sit around grinding for a while. The enemies in the preceding area were giving me trouble too so I guess the game just wants me to grind or something. There wasn't much of a transition. It just went straight from enemies I could deal with to enemies that take a zillion damage and kill me in one hit.
GOOD TIMES
Seymour the Third and *spoiler boss that starts with Y* are usually considered the hardest bosses of the main game, so... yeah. But it's more like "you just have to know what's coming and you'll be fine, but if not, too bad"...

PRO TIPS:
Cast Bio on Seymour immediately, it'll account for a huge portion of your total damage
You can cast Haste on Seymour himself; Seymour can only act once in between each action of the Mortiorchis(sp?), granting him more turns to take poison damage, and this will 'de-sync' them so they can't Zombie/Full-Life combo you all the time.
Dispel his Reflect ASAP so he harms himself/has to waste time re-casting it
Summon a full-overdrive Aeon right before he uses Total Annihilation to deal major damage and tank the hit. Bahamut will likely kill him due to his ridiculous (limit-breaking) damage, though you may want to save him for the following boss that's also rather tricky? (will deal about 50-60% of its HP)

I think that should be enough to get you through! Though if the monsters on the mountain are giving you a lot of trouble, you may want to get a bit stronger too (or change up your strategies).
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YelseyKing wrote:Anyone have any thoughts on the Zero series? I got Zero Collection a while back, but the first game feels... odd. I only played it briefly, but if I'm understanding it correctly, it has this deep powerup system that you're... actively punished for *using*? What? Why? Also, I got as far as one boss, but died, and... got a "Mission Failed" screen, which seemed to progress the game, locking me out of that mission again? Admittedly, it's been a while since I played, so my memory may be hazy, but...
Going to Zero 1 after playing Zero 4 in the past was... yeah, awkward, especially getting MISSION FAILED after dying instead of 'okay you died now try again'; but isn't there still a 'retry' option on the Mission Failed screen as opposed to quitting and moving the story without it or something?
And I concur that being punished for using Cyber Elves (before Zero 4) is just dumb. But you shouldn't worry about your ranking the first time through, leave that for replays. Except that outside of Zero 4, you need high/A-ranks to gain the boss weapons. Oh, okay then, great. Thanks.

For what it's worth, Zero Collection does have 'Easy Mode' that takes you through all four games at maximum power with no penalties. Although I didn't actually play it myself because it started me off with a million upgrades that I didn't know how to use so I just played the games normally, but... yeah.
agie777 wrote:Mario, Geno and Peach has been my party for as long as they were available. I'm level 24, and my inventory has been overflowing for most of the game. Group hug has been enough for everything up to this point.
Honestly Group Hug/Therapy will carry you the entire game; Peach is stupidly broken as a healer. Even if you give her the Lazy Shell and majorly reduce her healing power, it's still overpowered. So yeah.

Fakeedit: Whoops nevermind you already beat the game. My point still stands.


Alice wrote:I replayed most of Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia on hard mode yesterday. Still one of my top two favorite Castlevania games. Though I will pass on ever beating it on hard mode lvl 1 again. That was an absolute nightmare.
OH MAN!!!!!

After listing Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia in the 'bragging' thread and then remembering hearing how absurdly brutal Level 1 Hard Mode is (I played it before through New Game+, but not when starting from scratch), I decided to put my money where my mouth is and play Level 1 Hard Mode from scratch.

Wow it's brutal you have no idea. Took me over half an hour just to get past the first two rooms of the first level. Currently I've made it up to entering Misty Forest Road and every new level just continues to be brutal. It's basically an entirely different game than the rest of the... game; you pretty much need to know exactly how many hits every given enemy will take, and know exactly how big your hitboxes are/know that you die in 1-3 hits from anything at all. It is forcing me to actually use Glyph Unions and items though; I never really bothered with them before because the game's been doable without them on previous modes.

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Fluffi-dono wrote:He can almost instantly kill you with one hit.

And I'm sure it's Blackmoore.
It is, I went and double checked after the fact. And one hitting isn't such a problem with him. The real issue, at least on hard mode, is trying to get his medal. He's easily one of the most absurd bosses to get the medal on because he's huge, likes to advance forward enough to give you basically no horizontal maneuvering room, then on top of that he attacks the lower area quite often while you only have double jump at this point. And if you manage to dodge his attacks with just double jump you then have to make a split second judgment call on whether you try to stay high and dodge his next attack if it's low or drop down and dodge that attack if it's a high one.

It is possible but it's one of the most absurd things I've ever tried to do. And I wouldn't recommend trying it under level 60 at the minimum just to make it end quicker. (When I successfully did it I was like level 180ish or so.)
Man, Blackmore's one of my favorite bosses (though he may not be if I ever get there...). The first time through the game, I 'overcomplicated' things by noticing that Blackmore himself made specific motions to telegraph his shadow's attacks and used that to avoid everything, but... eventually I realized that the shadow itself telegraphs things well enough and only has a few specific attack patterns to use so he's really not all that bad. Having THE SHINING LASER Nitesco really helps for damage output too. But I think if you have THAT much trouble getting his medal then you may not be paying attention enough?
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swirlybomb wrote:Having THE SHINING LASER Nitesco really helps for damage output too. But I think if you have THAT much trouble getting his medal then you may not be paying attention enough?
Nitesco plus the level three sword glyph seems to have the highest damage output and attack range/arc from what I've seen, at least when you're using the glyph union. It's not a bad combo when just using the glyphs either. The sword glyph allows you to better deal with enemies that will just tank through the nitesco glyph.

And it's not a matter of not paying attention. On hard mode you have almost no room to maneuver and his attacks come basically nonstop giving you very little time to even react. That combined with the fact that he seems to favor the attack where he tries to hit you with his fist down low makes it really hard to avoid getting hit on hard mode. I've commonly had times where he attacks low like that so I jump and extend the jump as long as possible but still get hit because he immediately throws another punch below me.

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I think it's Melio Falcis (lv3 scythe) that has the highest damage output? But if we're talking the SHINING LASER SWORD Glyph Union, then... yeah, anything will go down in a couple hits from that, especially if Death Ring, Dominus Agony, and/or Arma Custos are also involved.

BUT THAT'S CHEATING >:O!!!!!!!!!!

And to be fair it's been a long time since I've played so you could be right; I just don't remember having that much trouble.
If you're talking about the attack I'm thinking of...? I believe he swipes his claw 'high' first (that you can duck under), then low (jump over), then 'high' again. So duck-jump-duck to evade. But again it's been a while so I could be mistaken.
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Postby Alice » 5 years ago

You might be thinking of normal difficulty. On hard mode he's a lot less predictable.

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swirlybomb wrote:And I concur that being punished for using Cyber Elves (before Zero 4) is just dumb. But you shouldn't worry about your ranking the first time through, leave that for replays. Except that outside of Zero 4, you need high/A-ranks to gain the boss weapons. Oh, okay then, great. Thanks.
So after doing a bit of research, it seems that rank is mostly for show in the first game, though it starts to affect "EX Skills" in the second and third, whatever those are.

Asking as a perfectionist who hates missing out on stuff... How feasible is it to get A or S ranks? Are the games set up for it better than the classic and X series? And do the games provide means to retry if your rank is lower than you'd like? Because watching Bean and RoahmMythril's LPs, I've seen some utterly insane things you need to do in order to perfect run stages. Especially the bosses, who can be so horrifically random...
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby Bean » 5 years ago

I think for a first playthrough, you shouldn't even really bother with rank. In Zero 1, it just gives bosses EX Attacks that you can't even learn! In 2-4, you get skills from them for getting something like an 86 (A) or higher.

Zero 1 is the hardest to get an S-Rank in, by far. You lose out on points after more than three bars of damage, meaning in most cases, you can't even get hit once by a boss. 2's the second hardest to me, but at least you can learn boss skills. 3's hard but actually fun, and 4 wasn't that bad to do an S-Rank run on and is definitely the best choice for an A-Rank playthrough.


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