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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post
 

 

I can't say I agree with this.  I'm a long term FF fan, and felt that it was a phenomenal game.  While I feel the FF series was strongest in the SNES run, I felt that XII took a brave and creative approach to the combat system which turned out to be excellent, one I easily found to be the most enjoyable in the entire series.  The story was quite enjoyable, and it was probably the last RPG that I played in an endurance fashion, completing the game in roughly a week.  I've always been the type that enjoys a game most for the story, and felt it was lacking in no way or felt out of place.  If it helps give an idea of where I'm coming from, the FF that I found the worst by far to me was VIII, having an utterly contrived feel that made me eagerly await the release of IX in order to have a sense of credibility regained.

 

Don't get me wrong, i freaking loved that game (except troll boss yiazmat, omg! his hp is finally getting low! lol jk reflect). But in comparison to the "good" ff games that ff fans generally like to love, there are a few differences. 

 

The biggest differences are the characters and the overall mood of the story. FFX can stir emotions in a way that FXII can never hope to touch. FFX had romance, tragedy, and general human interaction that appeals to a personal level while FXII felt like it was all politics and ultimately lacking that "magic" that makes older FF games emotionally attaching. I could get into the specifics, but that would take too long. But basically, FXII kinda felt more like a western rpg, than a JRPG.

 

And of course there are those hardcore fans of the turn based system, but i personally don't like that. I liked how FXII minimized the "staticness" of the turn based system myself.

post #632 of 788
I assume the focus on politics in FF XII had to do with it being in Ivalice, the same world of FF Tactics, which was also highly political
post #633 of 788

So what's everyone's set-up on Bravely Default?

 

Mine is:

 

Dark Knight/Templar -Tiz

Dark Knight/Singer -Edea

Spiritmaster/Singer -Ringabel

Singer/Spiritmaster -Agnes

 

This build is so broken. 8x Dark Nebula = 80k Damage + 80k healing every single turn. Takes 1 turn to set up though. One thing that's annoying about it though is that if you have Rampart up, the healing doesn't happen, and my dark knights get pretty low.

 

But there's always stillness to save the day if I mess up!

 

FYI I have time mage lvl 14 ability Hasten World on my Spiritmaster/Singer, so I get +1 BP every turn, and I transfer BP w/ One More for You on my singers towards my dark knights, so I can spam 8x Dark Nebula every single turn. Also have one singer cast zero sum every turn so the enemy can't set up on me.

 

And if my plans go awry or I mess up, I can just cast stillness, and set up my combo again, which is Adaptation x4 and Fairy Ward, which puts Ringabel at -4 BP, and Agnes at -3 BP. Both of them have Brave suits, so Ringabel is at -3BP instead, and Agnes is at -2 BP. Edea transfers BP over to them, and I don't lose a single turn on any of my characters, due to Hasten World.

 

This build works up til the final boss(es). They keep on debuffing my Adaptation, so I can't spam Dark Nebula without killing my team. Instead, I had to modify my build to a Rage spam combo, which is slightly trickier to set up. You need to utilize Red Mage lv9 ability BP recovery and poison your own team w/ a Dark Mage w/ group cast all for +3 BP at the start of turn 2.

 

 

Anyone else got fun/broken builds?

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Yep, and I got the Growth Egg and Golden Egg in Chapter 3. I usually try to max jobs as soon as I get them, so I started grinding when I got the Pirate Asterisk; I just kinda stopped paying attention and after 2 days of idly grinding I realized I was max level! Master level grinder here. :D

 

I'm currently breezing my way through Chapter 6 and everything is dying in one turn! I can leave most bosses on auto battle and come back from whatever it is I was doing and find that none of my characters are dead. It's not like I'm using the cheap Utsusetsumi/Turn Tables exploit either, I just put everyone as a Dark Knight/Spell Fencer and Brave 3 times, then Drain Sword/Attack/Attack/Attack.

 

Try the hidden boss in Chapter 8 on hard. That's a challenge even for lv 99s, if you don't have the right setup/build.

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I want that game, but dont have a 3DS anymore. Maybe later, I'll re-buy one. I'm peeved that the game was announced after I sold my 3DS...
post #636 of 788
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I want that game, but dont have a 3DS anymore. Maybe later, I'll re-buy one. I'm peeved that the game was announced after I sold my 3DS...

Agree'd SO much stuff came out for 3ds and Wii U this year

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I have Bravely Default sitting on my desk still wrapped in the factory plastic. I got it on release day (pre-ordered), but I've been playing too many other games right now. I'll hit it up soon though, probably this week, unless I start playing Tales of Symphonia Chronicles. :rolleyes:

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no one here played the Legend of Heroes on the PSP? best J-rpg on the PSP <3 

post #639 of 788
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Trails in the Skyr is comng out on PC soon, so I'll play it then. I played a little on PSP, but it didn't grab my attention. I'll try it again on PC.

I need to finish Ys: Memories of Celceta, which I haven't touched in over a month due to vacation, and having a severe backlog of TV shows to catch up on. Now would be the best time for me to play it, but Tales of Symphonia releases tomorrow... and I prefer playing that. GAH, eventually. That game isn't hard to pick up at a later date due to the simple nature of the game and easy battle system. RPHGs that are impossible for me to go back to after taking a long break are pretty much everything a lot more involved. I never finished Tales of the Abyss on the PS2 (I was probably around 85% done). Now if I want to finish... I'd have to replay it all over again. Been way too long, and rememering the battle mechanics so late in the game would be a disaster..
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Trails in the Skyr is comng out on PC soon, so I'll play it then. I played a little on PSP, but it didn't grab my attention. I'll try it again on PC.

 

Please tell me they're going to localize the entire trilogy this time...last time I heard, it was just First Chapter on PSP, and that's all we got.

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Anybody here uses emulators like drastic ds For android? I'd like to know what your experiences are.
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Anybody here uses emulators like drastic ds For android? I'd like to know what your experiences are.

Drastic to me is amazing, but I am using Nvidia Shield. The only game I've had issues with on it is Contact, which is unplayable I haven't tried emulators much on other android devices, so I'm not the best source, given the shield very well might be the top gaming android device currently.
post #643 of 788

Super excited for Tales of Symphonia Chronicles tomorrow! I'll be getting Tales of the Abyss for 3DS at the same time.

 

The first Tales game I tried was ToX, and I loved it! Put about 50 hours in it. Since pretty much no one thinks ToX is the best in the franchise, I'm eager to try out ToS, which has one of the biggest cult followings of the Tales series.

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Symphonia is on PSN right now. Took me a while to find it, but it's a 9.5gb download. Now the wait. frown.gif

I just hope Playstation Now offers these games in the future to play on the ps4. This is why I buy the games digitally now.

I have a question: Does the back cover state it supports Dolby Digital? They're relatively old games, and I'm guessing it's gonna be stereo.... with MAYBE Pro Logic II at the most.

Asking because, I bought the game digitally, so I can't tell.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 2/24/14 at 11:08pm
post #645 of 788
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post

Drastic to me is amazing, but I am using Nvidia Shield. The only game I've had issues with on it is Contact, which is unplayable I haven't tried emulators much on other android devices, so I'm not the best source, given the shield very well might be the top gaming android device currently.

Sweet. I'll look into shield.

Edit: Seems like its an android device. Since I already have a nexus 7, looks like i wont be getting it. Which apps are good, if not the best for the console that it emulates? It seems like drastic is the best one to get for emulating the ds

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Originally Posted by Hedonism View Post

Super excited for Tales of Symphonia Chronicles tomorrow! I'll be getting Tales of the Abyss for 3DS at the same time.

The first Tales game I tried was ToX, and I loved it! Put about 50 hours in it. Since pretty much no one thinks ToX is the best in the franchise, I'm eager to try out ToS, which has one of the biggest cult followings of the Tales series.

The best tales game is the first one you play! Jk, but I'm pretty biased towards destiny,which is my first tales game.
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Symphonia is on PSN right now. Took me a while to find it, but it's a 9.5gb download. Now the wait. frown.gif

I just hope Playstation Now offers these games in the future to play on the ps4. This is why I buy the games digitally now.

I have a question: Does the back cover state it supports Dolby Digital? They're relatively old games, and I'm guessing it's gonna be stereo.... with MAYBE Pro Logic II at the most.

Asking because, I bought the game digitally, so I can't tell.


I watched this unboxing vid, and I can't see any signs of dolby unfortunately. But maybe it's just me. 0:47 secs in
Edited by b0000 - 2/25/14 at 9:53am
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