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User Info: YoukaiSlayer

YoukaiSlayer
1 month ago#21
Spent a bit of xmas money on the steam sale. Got octopath traveler, yakuza 0, slay the spire, and disgaea 5. I don't think I played disgaea 4 but oh well, it's not like it really matters. Only had to pay 1 dollar for yakuza 0 so that was nice. This is in addition to dragon quest 11 that my friend got me a week ago. A bit sad I won't really have time to play all these right now because monster hunter world iceborne is coming out on PC in 8 days and that'll consume my life for a while. It'd be nice if they gave us all content the console version has on release but I doubt they will.
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User Info: I_Abibde

I_Abibde
1 month ago#22
Welcome to 2020. How I made it this far is a mystery.

keyblader1985 posted...
This is the man the Lord chose.

May he live for all time.

agesboy posted...
been on an anime song rampage today and man it saddens me that we'll probably never see this VN in english

Never say never. Baldr Sky made it across the Pacific, no? :-P
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User Info: agesboy

agesboy
1 month ago#23
baldr sky has been either been being fan translated (ixrec) or officially translated (sekai project) for about 9 of the 11~ years it's been out; it was never really a question of will it come out but rather when

it has such an immediate visceral appeal, unlike sca-ji's stuff which is philosophical, slow to start out, and sometimes intentionally revolting (subahibi has multiple h scenes that are meant to elicit nothing but absolute disgust, like bullying leading to the homosexual rape of the point of view character)

i don't actually know if sakura no uta delves into depravity as much as subahibi does, but subahibi doing badly really does not bode well for it regardless
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User Info: T0ffee

T0ffee
1 month ago#24
So I'm in the middle of playing ffx but I see that ff xii is on sale for 25 down from 45.

Should I get it?
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T0ffee posted...
Should I get it?
I know a lot of people didn't like it but I loved it so I say yes!
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User Info: YoukaiSlayer

YoukaiSlayer
1 month ago#26
I'm tempted to say FF12 is the best designed jrpg. It kind of nails everything for me. It's got fantastic wilderness, fantastic towns/npc, fantastic party customization, the f***ing gambit system which every game should have, a pretty solid story, mostly interesting party members, and a s***load of side content. Theres really nothing it doesn't do well.

The sort of divisive part of the game is the combat though. It's similar to xenoblade if you could tell your party members exactly how to respond to any situation. You basically have an ordered list of AI lines for each character. Stuff like If ally hp < 50%, use cure. It executes the highest line that meets the criteria so at the bottom you probably have something like Always, nearest enemy, attack. You can manually choose actions in combat that will override that but the fun of the game is designing a party setup and gambit list that will handle the enemies in the current zone as well as quickly figuring out a way to counter something that isn't handled by your gambit set up.

I love it but plenty of people absolutely despite it. Also the main character is just kind of along for the ride. Ashe or baltheir are really the main characters but they didn't think that'd be relateable enough so they added in a teen protagonist that has very little connection to the plot. He's not a bad character or anything, just feels like he is far less relevant to whats going on than some of the other party members.
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User Info: Bulbasaur

Bulbasaur
1 month ago#27
keyblader1985 posted...
I use Tachiyomi on Android

What is this awful app?

It hasn't been updated in like a year.

Why aren't you using Mi Manga Nu.
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User Info: agesboy

agesboy
1 month ago#28
YoukaiSlayer posted...
I'm tempted to say FF12 is the best designed jrpg. It kind of nails everything for me. It's got fantastic wilderness, fantastic towns/npc, fantastic party customization, the f***ing gambit system which every game should have, a pretty solid story, mostly interesting party members, and a s***load of side content. Theres really nothing it doesn't do well.
Zodiac Age in particular is EXTREMELY good. But, the game as a whole does have a gigantic flaw; the plot pacing. It's extremely plot heavy in the first few hours then goes super scarce for the rest of the game. I think I remember hearing someone digging around and finding out the halfway point in a dump of the game's main story script was the Tomb of Raithwall. That isn't very far in the game at all.

The other minor flaw I have with Zodiac Age in particular is that it's really easy to lock yourself out of access to stuff entirely because you don't have the right classes. I was a doofus and picked no white mage, so now my access to stuff like protectra/shellra/bravery/faith is super limited. I think I managed to get bravery via esper nodes and can do the same with protectra eventually, but I don't think I'll ever possibly have access to shellra or faith. It's just way too big of a decision to make at points in the game where you really don't know what you want long-term.

Overall, Zodiac Age is vastly superior of vanilla FF12, but a few tweaks (being able to respec classes at a heavy cost mainly... I'd even take losing all points spent on the board you're abandoning) would make it damn near perfect. Gambits are amazing.
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User Info: keyblader1985

keyblader1985
1 month ago#29
Bulbasaur posted...
What is this awful app?

It hasn't been updated in like a year.

Why aren't you using Mi Manga Nu.
The individual sources are updated regularly.

Anyway, I'm just sick of hopping between apps every so often. Manga Plus, Manga Rock; I'm sure there were others I'm forgetting.
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User Info: YoukaiSlayer

YoukaiSlayer
1 month ago#30
agesboy posted...
Overall, Zodiac Age is vastly superior of vanilla FF12, but a few tweaks (being able to respec classes at a heavy cost mainly... I'd even take losing all points spent on the board you're abandoning) would make it damn near perfect. Gambits are amazing.
Yeah the story pacing isn't the best but I feel like it kinda works. The story serves as a hook and by the time it slows down you are heavily invested in exploration and items and side quests and leveling and all that rpg goodness. Then it wraps up with a fairly solid finish.

I never played any version but vanilla though and always worried about exactly what you mentioned with being locked out of important stuff even though supposedly vanilla is actually the hardest version. I'm kinda surprised if there is no respec mod since it's on PC.

I still actually like all the xenoblade games more but each of them has at least one big flaw that holds them back (not enough towns to explore in 1 or x leaves the whole world feeling rather empty, 2 fixes that but has no endgame content outside of the DLC arena that is poorly balanced and the whole rng gacha thing isn't my cup of tea, the story in all 3 also have parts that really piss me off) whereas I really couldn't think of anything like that for FFXII vanilla.
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