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Postby YelseyKing » 5 years ago

Fluffi-dono wrote:http://mmxz.zophar.net/megamanxz/megamanx4/items.shtml You can find the other guides on that website too.
Exactly what I needed. Thank you kindly, sir. :)
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YelseyKing wrote:
Fluffi-dono wrote:http://mmxz.zophar.net/megamanxz/megamanx4/items.shtml You can find the other guides on that website too.
Exactly what I needed. Thank you kindly, sir. :)
No problem, the only problem is that there are no guides for bosses, only the weaknesses... (BTW Zero is way harder than X. I still prefer him over X though.)
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby Bean » 5 years ago

I guess I'll start up Castlevania: Mirror of Fate on the 3DS because I'm not up for an RPG yet. In my head, I'm already thinking that I'm passing up Chrono Trigger for what has a chance to be my least favorite 3DS game to date. Sounds silly when you put it like that.

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Postby Validon98 » 5 years ago

Still going through Etrian Odyssey, made it to B20F. Trying to properly fight Iwaoplen is suffering.

I've also revisited Lumines II after not playing it in a couple years. Trying to three lap all of the challenge modes again is probably going to be the biggest challenge to 100%ing collecting everything, but I did it once when I was... what? 13ish? I should be able to do it again now.
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby KobaBeach » 5 years ago

So, I started the East Dungeon quest on RomaSaGa 2.
That quest has a chance of making you fight Dantarg, one of the Seven Heroes.

Guess what happened?

DANTARG FORM 2
24999 HP
HAS A SHITTON OF HIGH DAMAGE ATTACKS
THANK YOU GOD OF LEVEL SCALING THIS IS ALL I EVER WANTED [/SARCASM]

(hoo boy, this is gonna take a while...)

At least it's not like RomaSaGa 1, which throws an Ifrit (a fire enemy whose attacks deal ~700 HP damage, the max HP for a character being 999) as a boss in one of the end game quests, and the place where you fight him has no enemies, and if you try to leave the area he's at, you fail the quest.

In this case, there are enemies to fight, to help prepare yourself for Dantarg, and I don't think you can fail the quest unless you change emperor (let a generation pass or get a game over), so...

EDIT: Changed Emperor through game over, quest is still going and Dantarg isn't there. Thank heavens.
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Postby Ashan » 5 years ago

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.
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Postby Rockythechao » 5 years ago

I recently binged through Triple Deluxe, and I was a bit harsh on the game on another forum so I figured I'd give it a more positive take here.

Pretty fun overall, but a bit gimmicky at times and it felt like some parts dragged on a bit too long.
In particular, the Hypernova segments and the overdose of "game in review" in the endgame. Also didn't like how they shoved most of the plot into the final two levels, it would've helped to spread the flower people further throughout the game and made them the collectibles instead of the Sunstones, like the bird dudes in Wario Land SI. The new music was awesome and I loved the way HAL reused some music from Return and Smash Bros. The Masked DeDeDe and Dark Meta Knight battles were nice touches, and the keychains are pretty cool, but after the ridiculous amount of fan service in Mass Attack and the anniversary collection... well, they're just tough acts to follow.
Also whoa wait what there's a Terraria 2 in the works? Dangit, I haven't even played that much of Starbound yet...
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby Sorel » 5 years ago

Terraria 2? Another game on my "totally gonna buy" list. Just like Binding of Isaac Rebirth and Smash Bros WiiU.
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Re: What games are you playing?

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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.

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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.
I was so good at the Lv. 1 Run... till that guy in Dracula's castle with the shadow...
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Re: What games are you playing?

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Romancing SaGa 2

Hive Queen boss

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Re: What games are you playing?

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Ooof. I forgot how brutal the final bosses in Megaman X games can be. I got through all the Sigma stages, no problem. Had to use a few sub tanks (I *hate* that spider boss), but really, it wasn't that hard. Then came the final battle... my god. Three phases... erf. And the final phase is... ... well, I got my ass handed to me. I'll give it another shot later, but one mistake I made was stocking up on lives. Dying a lot wasn't really a problem in the first three stages, and there are no checkpoints to lose in the last one, so having fewer lives just allows me to get out of the final stage and refill my sub tanks for another shot a lot quicker. I think my big problem is that I can't reliably dash, and can't seem to figure out how to both hold a charge shot and dash at the same time. Gotta practice that, since I figure it'll be invaluable in later games.

Also, I've been doing a lot of reading on the later games in the series, and I've come to the conclusion that X5 makes absolutely no sense to me on paper. I'll probably understand it more when I actually try the game, but as of now... ahahaha, what? :P
KobaBeach wrote:Romancing SaGa 2

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Hah. The SaGa series is concentrated hatred vacuum sealed into a cartridge/CD. :P
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby KobaBeach » 5 years ago

YelseyKing wrote:
KobaBeach wrote:Romancing SaGa 2

Hive Queen boss

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Hah. The SaGa series is concentrated hatred vacuum sealed into a cartridge/CD. :P
RomaSaGa 2 and Unlimited seem to be the most painful from what I've seen/heard

I haven't played RomaSaGa 3, Frontier 2 or Unlimited yet though

At least with RS1, you can opt out of some quests (like that one with the Ifrit boss with an attack that deals 700+ HP damage, all the while the HP cap is 999) (I say this because I have this thing where I hate leaving sidequests and stuff in a game unfinished, I'm weird like that)
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby Alice » 5 years ago

Fluffi-dono wrote:
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.
I was so good at the Lv. 1 Run... till that guy in Dracula's castle with the shadow...
Blackwell or Blackmoore, I forget which. He's absurdly difficult to get the medal for on hard mode no matter your level too. Beating him is easy enough even on hard at levels 40+ but doing it at any level can be really difficult without taking at least one hit on hard mode.

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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby YelseyKing » 5 years ago

KobaBeach wrote:RomaSaGa 2 and Unlimited seem to be the most painful from what I've seen/heard

I haven't played RomaSaGa 3, Frontier 2 or Unlimited yet though
I haven't played the first two Romancing SaGa games, due to their not being in English (and I have no patience to play through a game with text I can't read, even with an FAQ), and only briefly sampled Unlimited SaGa, so I can't really comment on those...

I've played Romancing SaGa 3 and SaGa Frontier 2, however.

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Romancing SaGa 3 basically feels to me like SaGa Frontier Lite. It has most of the same mechanics (albeit a lot more weapon types), but rather than being multiple different stories, it seems like there's only a single story, with slightly different viewpoints (especially considering six of the eight characters start in the same place). It's not too ridiculously hard, but since I only played it *after* SaGa Frontier, it had that distinct "little brother" feel.

SaGa Frontier 2 ... ahh, that game had potential. But it overcompensated for the series' usual non-linearity by being an *incredibly* linear and restrictive game. 90% of the areas you visit can never be returned to, including towns. Item management is also a real pain due to a few things that, alone, would be minor nuisances, but together, render the game a huge pain. Weapons can break. You have a limited inventory (64 spaces, and similar items don't stack). You have limited access to money (few enemies drop any). And you have limited access to shops. I basically had to rely on Quells (magical artifacts that don't break). There are also a number of points you can screw yourself over without even realizing it's possible. Despite all that, it's not an especially difficult game, and has some interesting gameplay ideas (if not necessarily utilized well), except for the last of the war battles, as well as the final dungeon and final battles, in which the game takes a dramatic difficulty spike.

I didn't greatly care for either, but if you're a fan of the series, they're certainly worth a look.
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Postby Ashan » 5 years ago

The hadouken isn't something you're supposed to rely on to fight bosses. It's basically an easter egg you can take advantage of if you're good at the game. And you're doing it wrong if what you described is happening.

Also to dash, what I do is swing my right index finger around and leave it on the A button. Unless you consider that "horribly contorting your hand" but I do that in SMW and Dark Souls too so I don't know. It doesn't bug me at all.
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Ashan wrote:The hadouken isn't something you're supposed to rely on to fight bosses. It's basically an easter egg you can take advantage of if you're good at the game. And you're doing it wrong if what you described is happening.

Also to dash, what I do is swing my right index finger around and leave it on the A button. Unless you consider that "horribly contorting your hand" but I do that in SMW and Dark Souls too so I don't know. It doesn't bug me at all.
Yeah, I'm... just fuming, really. I'll try again later. Though I've tried a few different dash button setups, and I just can't find one that feels "natural". Normally I just double-tap left or right and use it that way, but obviously it doesn't work when dash jumping off walls... The air dash in later games should take care of some of those problems, if I can *get* there...
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I for one like to have the dash on the right bumper and have X be a weapon switch with L.

Also the Lego games are pretty relaxing to go through.
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Re: What games are you playing?

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YelseyKing wrote:one mistake I made was stocking up on lives. Dying a lot wasn't really a problem in the first three stages, and there are no checkpoints to lose in the last one, so having fewer lives just allows me to get out of the final stage and refill my sub tanks for another shot a lot quicker.
Subtank filling in the final stage (can be done each life):
Charged Rolling Shield (Armadillo's weapon) can be used to lazily refill subtanks and get more lives on the final Sigma stage. Just keep walljumping by one of the enemy spawns. The shield takes out the enemies and they drop things pretty often.
YelseyKing wrote:Edit: All right, screw Megaman X. In addition to seemingly needing six fingers per hand to reliably use the dash without horribly contorting your hand, I just tried out the Hadouken powerup, which fails spectacularly against bosses. You end up shooting a single shot from the X Buster before the Hadouken itself comes out. Which hits the boss, triggering its invincibility frame, rendering the Hadouken itself useless. Great.
It seems like I'm one of the few people who deals with standard controls and just using different parts of my thumb for each of the three buttons. Then again, I got used to that way probably 15 years ago, so it is natural to me. I despise double-tap-dash because I like being able to do a couple bumps forward. For the Hadouken, I think if you wait a couple frames to shoot you won't have that problem, but I could be wrong. I never really focused on it since I didn't find out about it until a couple years ago.
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Re: What games are you playing?

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I'm about a quarter of the way through Mirror of Fate right now. It's holding up as a game that exists, which isn't a good thing since the 3DS is actually a great gaming device. Hmm. Might as well keep going with it.

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Re: What games are you playing?

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Alice wrote:
Fluffi-dono wrote:
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.
I was so good at the Lv. 1 Run... till that guy in Dracula's castle with the shadow...
Blackwell or Blackmoore, I forget which. He's absurdly difficult to get the medal for on hard mode no matter your level too. Beating him is easy enough even on hard at levels 40+ but doing it at any level can be really difficult without taking at least one hit on hard mode.
He can almost instantly kill you with one hit.

And I'm sure it's Blackmoore.
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YelseyKing wrote:I haven't played the first two Romancing SaGa games, due to their not being in English
Romancing SaGa 1 has a remake on the PS2, that also came out in North America (not Europe, however).

From what I heard, it's pretty much a 3D version of the original Romancing SaGa with features that the other games in the series introduced (Unlimited's art style, RS2's sparking, Frontier's combo attacks...) and two new quests: one involving Schirach (Saruin and Death's sister, whose quest was scrapped in the SNES version, but they did include her as a boss in the WonderSwan Color port) and one involving a character named Darque.

They also redesigned all the characters.

People tend to agree that the remake is one of the best of the series.

Also the characters in there are really realistic looking chibis and it's pretty weird ahahaha
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Postby KobaBeach » 5 years ago

Been playing Alien Soldier, made it to Xi-Tiger (level 9 out of 24) on one continue.

This game is so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'll try to play through the entire game some other day, I only played it just to try it out.
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby Alice » 5 years ago

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.)


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