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#721 eldergamer

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 03:38 AM

The problem with the Etrian Odyssey games is that they're only difficult if you havent maxed out that certain skill set that gives you an overwhelming advantage.

If you put all your skill points into something useless in combat (like, say the Farmer class) or worse, spread your points out evenly ( I've got 3 points in Fire, Air, and Water slash!) you're doomed.

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#722 luxuria

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:35 AM



The soundtrack only gets better. This game....

#723 rockykai

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:53 AM

The problem with the Etrian Odyssey games is that they're only difficult if you havent maxed out that certain skill set that gives you an overwhelming advantage.

If you put all your skill points into something useless in combat (like, say the Farmer class) or worse, spread your points out evenly ( I've got 3 points in Fire, Air, and Water slash!) you're doomed.



You hit it right on the head. In EO1, I did just that -_-. In EO2, I had access to high damage moves late (Gunner then Ronin very late) but had nothing worse than that and it was mostly fun. In EO3 I used a Farmer in the main and they weren't this "awful" character everybody made them to be and I was still doing well.

If I have to make my party worse than that to have fun with EO4 then I don't know how fun that will be.

#724 eldergamer

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:32 PM

Farmers are usefull as your spare party for gathering resources, but I couldn't imagine doing a whole dungeon with them. Or those wildings/beast summoners.

I got to the "true" end boss of EO3 and couldnt beat him, mainly because you're really only supposed to be able to tackle him no your second playthrough.

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#725 SinOfHeart

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:47 PM

You know, just because EO4 has a separate "casual" difficulty mode doesn't mean the normal one is any easier...


I'm actually kind of interested in the casual difficulty, I mean I've struggled through a decent amount of the Etrian Odyssey games and I usually really enjoy the part I play but I always seem to reach this point where they introduce something about them that just becomes really annoying to me so I decide to put them down and never finish them. I remember it happened in EO2 when you start getting to the floors filled with trap squares everywhere and having to either walk through them or bring along a more useless character to help disarm them. Also some of the quests in EO2 were really annoying like stay on a floor for a really long time, haha. EO3 did seem a fair ways easier and but I think I just got a bit tired with the game, but I might look into picking that one back up at some point.

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#726 Zmonkay

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:36 PM

Well... Parasite Eve sure as Fuck was short, haha. Not bad, cool to play something a bit different. Honestly if it lasted any longer I'd probably have given up (terrible level design and tiny "hit boxes" for clicking to investigate/open things).

Is BoF3's desert worse than BoF4's? Cuz if so, Fuck that noise so hard...

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#727 R. Kasahara

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:45 PM

I'm actually kind of interested in the casual difficulty, I mean I've struggled through a decent amount of the Etrian Odyssey games and I usually really enjoy the part I play but I always seem to reach this point where they introduce something about them that just becomes really annoying to me so I decide to put them down and never finish them. I remember it happened in EO2 when you start getting to the floors filled with trap squares everywhere and having to either walk through them or bring along a more useless character to help disarm them. Also some of the quests in EO2 were really annoying like stay on a floor for a really long time, haha. EO3 did seem a fair ways easier and but I think I just got a bit tired with the game, but I might look into picking that one back up at some point.

I'm glad they included a casual difficulty, myself, even though I won't use it. The game's challenge aside, Etrian Odyssey is a really great franchise that I'd love for more people to get into :)

As for Project X Zone, glad it's coming out here; looking forward to it!
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#728 Indignate

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:16 PM

Well... Parasite Eve sure as Fuck was short, haha. Not bad, cool to play something a bit different. Honestly if it lasted any longer I'd probably have given up (terrible level design and tiny "hit boxes" for clicking to investigate/open things).


Which one are we talking about here?


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#729 Zmonkay

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:35 PM

Which one are we talking about here?


First one. Will prolly pick up 2 eventually (though I hear it's not really an "RPG", not that 1 was too much RPG honestly). I think my final time clocked around 5.5-6 hours (and I have no interest in the NG+ or whatever, I'll just youtube the alternate ending eventually).
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#730 rockykai

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:40 PM

@eldergamer - Even though I was using one as a main, I did get through a first playthrough only with it. I want to give another party a spin and then I will tackle the postgame and such.

Don't get me wrong or anything - I'm not complaining about casual mode at all. I do think it's a good idea and I want each game to get better for everyone. I'm just used to getting my butt kicked? :D

Still, I think after a few posts here if I could have used the Best Buy coupon earlier today I would have pre-ordered it...so I guess I'm in (just like I will be for Project X Zone).

(and I just couldn't force myself to stay in B4F for three days)

EDIT: no...maybe it was 8...my goodness I can't remember.

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#731 luxuria

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:03 AM

There are way too many RPGs being released on the 3DS this year. That's awesome though. I'm glad they were able to bring over PxZ. Didn't it sell poorly in Japan? Maybe I'm thinking of another game.

#732 R. Kasahara

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:23 AM

There are way too many RPGs being released on the 3DS this year.

Yeah, and my regular DS backlog's still enormous ;_;

At least I'm almost done with the PS2 backlog, though-- only four left! However, they're all RPGs, and I know at least one of them's going to be a huge time sink (Persona 4).
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#733 Indignate

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:21 AM

Sell it and play it on the Vita.

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#734 Sir_Fragalot

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:25 AM

Wow, so right now on my to get list is

Ni No Kuni (Shipped from GS.com)
Etrian Odyssey IV (preordered)
Pandora's Tower (preordered)
Shin Megami Tensei Soul Hackers (preordered)
Project X Zone (Waiting on Amazon for preorder)

and maybe Fire Emblem. This is the first year I can think of where my JRPG list (that's not even including the new Castlevania 3DS or Suda game) is bigger than my Western list of games I want (GTA V, Sim City and Bioshock Infinite).
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#735 R. Kasahara

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:27 AM

Sell it and play it on the Vita.

Don't have one, don't want one.
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#736 Indignate

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:29 AM

You'll want one after you sell that P4 and get P4G.

It's all about perspective.

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#737 luxuria

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:56 AM

P4G is pretty boss status. I can see why you wouldn't want one though (Vita).

Just make sure you get to that game though. You must. ~_o

#738 GhostShark

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:57 AM

Finally wrapped up my first PT of Torchlight II. The game is such a blast to play. Looking forward to starting New Game +. I couldn't have done it without fire glaives and my trusty badger.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:06 AM

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:24 AM

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#741 GhostShark

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:50 AM

You can wash lightning?
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#742 elessar123

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:09 AM

Been wanting to play Tales of Graces f again recently. Beat it twice when it first came out, platinumed it, and sold it. I still have a sealed copy, but I don't want to open it...

Then again, Ni no Kuni, Fire Emblem, and Etrian Odyssey will keep me busy for months.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:58 AM

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#744 R. Kasahara

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:31 AM

Just make sure you get to that game though. You must. ~_o

Played P3 last year and loved it (well, except for The Answer), so yeah, P4 is definitely on the agenda for sometime this year.

Finally wrapped up my first PT of Torchlight II. The game is such a blast to play. Looking forward to starting New Game +. I couldn't have done it without fire glaives and my trusty badger.

OMG, someone in this thread has beaten Torchlight II besides me! What class did you play? I went with a male Engineer, since it seemed closest to my favorite class from the first game (Destroyer) + dat monocle. That said, naturally I had to pick the bulldog as my pet :-P
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#745 elessar123

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:40 AM

OMG, someone in this thread has beaten Torchlight II besides me! What class did you play? I went with a male Engineer, since it seemed closest to my favorite class from the first game (Destroyer) + dat monocle. That said, naturally I had to pick the bulldog as my pet :-P


Hmm, I beat it months ago, and started NG++ before stopping. =P

#746 R. Kasahara

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:56 AM

Hmm, I beat it months ago, and started NG++ before stopping. =P

Well, um, "recently" I guess ;P
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#747 kainzero

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:08 AM

Just make sure you get to that game though. You must. ~_o

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#748 Indignate

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:45 AM

I agree with that person.

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#749 GhostShark

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:07 AM

OMG, someone in this thread has beaten Torchlight II besides me! What class did you play? I went with a male Engineer, since it seemed closest to my favorite class from the first game (Destroyer) + dat monocle. That said, naturally I had to pick the bulldog as my pet :-P


I was an Outlander. It was Ok, I suppose, playing as one. Looking forward to playing NG+
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#750 TheLongshot

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:08 AM

Started up Ni No Kuni tonight. Basically got up through the first boss in the demo. I'm enjoying it so far.
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