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Old Jan 6th, 2009, 07:59 PM       
I finished Order of Ecclasia. Good game.

Started Final Fantasy IV for the DS while I wait for my replacement PSP parts to come in the mail. I'm liking it, which is weird; I hated it on the GBA. I know the graphics aren't changing my mind, since they're not very good, and the voice acting is stale.

Maybe I'm just in the mood for dated RPGs.
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Old Jan 6th, 2009, 08:28 PM       
I want to play Order of Ecclasia but I am at this one fucking boss and I cannot even remember what it is, but I can't beat it and I got so mad I had to quit.
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Old Jan 6th, 2009, 09:07 PM       
I'm playing Gears of War 2 right now and it's pretty much what I expected: a fun, over-the-top shooter that I'm blazing through in single player but will probably get a lot of playtime out of in multiplayer.
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Old Jan 6th, 2009, 09:45 PM       
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Old Jan 6th, 2009, 11:14 PM       
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I want to play Order of Ecclasia but I am at this one fucking boss and I cannot even remember what it is, but I can't beat it and I got so mad I had to quit.
Oh yea, I know that boss. I think is name is "Every Boss in the Game". I hate that jerk

Seriously, I even died once on the first boss. I can't remember the last time I died on the first boss of a video game.

It wasn't that bad until Dracula's Castle, where every enemy takes a shitton of hits to kill, but can suck out an easy 100+ HP out of you. And it's not like grinding helps in this game.
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Old Jan 6th, 2009, 11:47 PM       
I think it's like a giant frankenstien looking thing and he has this ground attack that fills up the entire room.
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Old Jan 7th, 2009, 05:09 AM       
Order of Ecclesia features an oldschool mechanic that many gamers are not familiar with anymore: Learning Bosspatterns. The Giant Skeleton and the Crab in the beginning were kinda hard at first, true, but after that it got a lot easier.

And after you get some of the better Glyphs (especially the one from the Nova Skeletons in D´s Castle), most things are pretty easy to kill. But it´s true that this game is quite a bit harder in comparison to the other Castleroids...those were extremely easy for the most part.
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Old Jan 7th, 2009, 10:09 AM       
There were times where they dealt 100+ damage per hit while I only had 400HP and a handful of potions. And I grinded.

The real problem is that there's just not enough time to react. For instance, there's a fish skeleton boss. He charges from one end of the room, and you need to run to the other end to hide in the blindspot of the attack. If you're anywhere in the middle of the room, you don't have time to run to the other end; You can't jump over him (giant fin on his back), and there's no other place to run. You have to take the hit. Mind you, this move looks exactly like another move, except that move stops short of hitting you if you stand still. So you have a 50% of getting an attack in or being attacked. Oh, and he can poison you if you get too close.

Meanwhile, the lighthouse crab was just "camp here and attack", and Albus, the rival, could be beaten by crouching. It's a great game, but the boss fights had the weirdest difficulty curve I've seen in a game.

With regards to FFIVDS, I'm pretty deep into it now. It's upsetting to see Cecil and Edward sit around and cry, even in the beginning of Square's long history of RPG stories. I'm afraid to use the new Augment system since they're permanant, but I love Auto-Battle. That's a nice touch. It's making some of the meaningless battles less bothersome.
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Old Jan 7th, 2009, 10:33 AM       
Yeah, the Fishdude was quite nasty, took me 3 or 4 tries I think. Concerning the normal enemies, after a while, evading was pretty easy but it can be rather unforgiving at first, that´s definetely true. Then again I played through Megaman 9 right before I played OOC...maybe that helped.
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Old Jan 7th, 2009, 11:49 AM       
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I finished Order of Ecclasia. Good game.

Started Final Fantasy IV for the DS while I wait for my replacement PSP parts to come in the mail. I'm liking it, which is weird; I hated it on the GBA. I know the graphics aren't changing my mind, since they're not very good, and the voice acting is stale.

Maybe I'm just in the mood for dated RPGs.
ONLY DATED IS REAL.

I thought the voice acting was decent in FF4, ESPECIALLY when you compare it to any other RPG. Case in point....Star Ocean 2. The most expensive porno you'll ever buy.

Order of Ecclesia is the shit, even if it's sans Belmonts. Have you tried to get any of the boss medals? INSANE.

Anyways, I've put 12 hours into Twilight Princess and I'm only on the third dungeon. Still, I love this game. And I found nitpicky things I LIKE for a change.
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Old Jan 7th, 2009, 12:15 PM       
I actually got a few medals without even knowing what they were. One of them was even one of the bosses in Drac's castle.

And if you want good voice acting, Persona 3 (and to a lesser extent, Persona 4) is the only Japanese RPG I've played where I felt some kind of emotion from the actors. Any other JRPG acting has been forgettable.

And goddamn, Yang is awesome. Highest attack stat? Dual Wielding weapons? Tons of HP? Awesome. Don't mind me, I'm just using Focus to do 1000+ damage. Maybe I'll start FFV after I finish this.
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Old Jan 8th, 2009, 12:46 PM       
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. Maybe I'll start FFV after I finish this.
FFV is okay. Just really, really monotnous and boring.
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Old Jan 8th, 2009, 05:47 PM       
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FFV is okay. Just really, really monotnous and boring.
Dude. It's Final Fantasy.

I wanna play it for the job system, though. People like to circlejerk over FFV's job system, and since customization was the only reason I played Tactics A2, I'd like to see what the fuss is about.

Does FFV have the Red Mage class? With a giant feathered hat and cape? I measure a FF game's value based solely on whether or not I can make a Red Mage. Those guys are so awesome.
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Old Jan 8th, 2009, 05:55 PM       
I played through Mirror's Edge and Dead Space and liked them both but I notice neither of them have much in the way of unlockables, that's not good. I can't play through a game a second time unless I have a reason, branching story paths or multiple endings, even something petty like a new costume might do it. I imagine the creators worked real hard on these games but because they don't encourage replay I don't think either of them will leave a very long-lasting impression on anyone.
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Old Jan 8th, 2009, 06:08 PM       
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Does FFV have the Red Mage class?
Yes, it does. One of my favorite FFs and just because of the job-system. Love it.
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Old Jan 8th, 2009, 06:32 PM       
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I can't play through a game a second time unless I have a reason, branching story paths or multiple endings, even something petty like a new costume might do it.
Dead Space has new costumes you get doesnt it? You get a combat suit instead of your tech one. Looks something like a Skeletor/Stormtrooper.

And yea! WTF happened to multiple endings? And Im not talking about all this "good guy" ending vs "bad guy" ending crap.
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Old Jan 8th, 2009, 11:24 PM       
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Dude. It's Final Fantasy.

I wanna play it for the job system, though. People like to circlejerk over FFV's job system, and since customization was the only reason I played Tactics A2, I'd like to see what the fuss is about.

Does FFV have the Red Mage class? With a giant feathered hat and cape? I measure a FF game's value based solely on whether or not I can make a Red Mage. Those guys are so awesome.

Good luck. I haven't played the remakes but I was only able to get through so far in FFV. The boss battles are really hard.

Protip: there's a part where you get kidnapped by goblins or something and they take you to a small forest. Stay in the forest and kill the mobs. They drop a weapon that attacks twice per hit. You can get NIN class and dual wield these for a total of 4 hits with a char. Then you can get DRG and jump, so it's no damage for you, but when you land it's 4 hits on the enemy.

FFIV was really great too. I love Cecil and Kain. I've only gotten to the boss who is underground and casts like cure IV on herself constantly. I think we've discussed this before. Haven't we?
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Old Jan 9th, 2009, 07:33 PM       
Dead Space was a letdown for me. I came into it expecting it to scare the holy shit out of me because everyone seemed to say it was SO SCARY. But it's more like boo type of scary, just things jumping out at ya.
The atmosphere wasn't anything special, and i never felt ...scared? Because i knew when it was getting too quiet, there must be a monster up ahead
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Old Jan 9th, 2009, 07:45 PM       
IT'S PROBABLY BECAUSE YOU'RE SUCH A TOUGH YOUNG MAN! YOU'RE MOMMY'S LITTLE TOUGH GUY!
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Old Jan 9th, 2009, 07:50 PM       
Who expects to be really scared when playing a video game? How often does a video game include a guy stabbing you to death in real life every 80th customer?
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Old Jan 9th, 2009, 08:00 PM       
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Old Jan 9th, 2009, 09:42 PM       
I had a shitload of fun with Dead Space. While it may not have been completely scary, it was very tense, especially at the higher difficulties.
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Old Jan 9th, 2009, 10:29 PM       
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The only time I got scared in Dead Space was by accident, when my friend muted the TV without telling me. I'm sure if the sound had been on a fuckruckus would have alerted me to alien presence.
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Dead Space had priorities other than scaring the player but the game did get me one time.

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