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#901 willardhaven

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:36 AM

Nope, I'm playing on the PS2. I haven't noticed any battle loading times longer than maybe a minute. Sometimes they take longer, though? Hope it doesn't get any worse for me @_@


At worst maybe 5-10 seconds... you don't think you're exaggerating?

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#902 R. Kasahara

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:39 AM

At worst maybe 5-10 seconds... you don't think you're exaggerating?

Probably was, but either way, they take longer than is reasonable.
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#903 TheLongshot

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:47 AM

More specifics?


Gizamaluke's Grotto, as I'm trying to catch up to the princess. I save the moogle, climb up, and there this big ass dragon.
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#904 Zmonkay

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:58 PM

Gizamaluke's Grotto, as I'm trying to catch up to the princess. I save the moogle, climb up, and there this big ass dragon.


You're not supposed to go there yet (as I recall). The dragon appears on the overworld, yes? That's a great grinding point later, once you can handle it, but it's kind of a "trap area" at this stage of the game. IIRC the moogle explicitly tells you not to go there, you rebel you.
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#905 eldergamer

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:33 PM

Think I'm probably only a third of the way through Persona 2. I really need to turn off battle animations to speed up combat. I wish more games did an auto battle feature though.

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#906 TheLongshot

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:18 PM

You're not supposed to go there yet (as I recall). The dragon appears on the overworld, yes? That's a great grinding point later, once you can handle it, but it's kind of a "trap area" at this stage of the game. IIRC the moogle explicitly tells you not to go there, you rebel you.


So, where do I go? I think it was Freyja who was telling me that's the way I needed to go.

Edit: Is it the other exit from the bell room I couldn't open?

Edit2: Apparently that is the way to go according to walkthroughs.

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#907 R. Kasahara

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:10 AM

Been replaying Ancient Ys Vanished aka Ys I (via Ys I & II Chronicles+ on Steam) this weekend and am near the end, though it looks like I'm currently missing an item. Really liking this remake, though it seems that it's harder to figure certain things out than in the Turbo CD version (it's been awhile since I played that, though, so I could be wrong). Having Adol and the enemies being able to move diagonally has also made battle a little tricker/more interesting.
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#908 Indignate

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:44 AM

Gizamaluke's Grotto, as I'm trying to catch up to the princess. I save the moogle, climb up, and there this big ass dragon.


If this is your first time going through, I think you want to skip going up.

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#909 willardhaven

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:27 PM

Probably was, but either way, they take longer than is reasonable.

Honestly I am so biased in favor of that game that I didn't mind the loading at all. Also I have a later 50001 model PS3 which seems to run a bit better than my old model. I was never a huge Tales fan until Abyss. Symphonia was alright but Abyss and Vesperia are two of my favorite games of all time. I think the free-run option was what Symphonia was missing.


You're not supposed to go there yet (as I recall). The dragon appears on the overworld, yes? That's a great grinding point later, once you can handle it, but it's kind of a "trap area" at this stage of the game. IIRC the moogle explicitly tells you not to go there, you rebel you.


Correct. I remember dying up there too.

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#910 The Crotch

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:08 AM

The slow god damn drip of PE updates continues...

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#911 luxuria

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:50 AM

When did Link get horns and a chest?

RPG update: Uhh... I got nothing. Might start on one of the Atelier games soon, or Tales of Graces.

#912 The Crotch

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:03 AM

Also a fucked up nose and ears, moss growing on his skin, and flowers growing from his head.

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#913 GhostShark

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:09 AM

Why is that thing wearing the tabard of the Cenarion Expedition? Nonetheless, I actually like the design.
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#914 The Crotch

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:20 AM

Isn't that a pair of antlers?

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#915 luxuria

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:26 AM

Man, it's almost as if Project Eternity is just stealing ideas. I'm already disappointed.

Edit: The character looks cool and looks like someone from a MtG card.

#916 Indignate

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:39 AM

or Tales of Graces.


If you play it, I'll play it too.

I need something to motivate me to get those Tales games off my shelf.

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#917 The Crotch

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:27 PM

Man, it's almost as if Project Eternity is just stealing ideas. I'm already disappointed.

Edit: The character looks cool and looks like someone from a MtG card.

For all that you can joke about it looking like Link or whatever, the bottom three heads are pretty much just D&D's "Genasi". If someone had told me that they were concept art from Neverwinter Nights 2, I'd have believed them.

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#918 R. Kasahara

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:39 PM

On to Ys II and after searching everywhere and finally backtracking to a dungeon am at the part where all the monsters come out of the wall. It freaked me out the first time I played it, but I also think I remember the strategy I used to get past it, so using that for the second attempt.

Also a fucked up nose and ears, moss growing on his skin, and flowers growing from his head.

Very naturey. And I thought s/he was female.

Isn't that a pair of antlers?

Looks like horns, so a combo human-deer-ram-flowerbed?
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#919 The Crotch

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:21 PM

She is female. I was using male pronouns only in response to the "Link" comment.

As for the antlers bit, I was responding to GhostShark comparing the tree on her jack to this thing from WoW:

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Which looks to me more like a set of antlers and a leaf than tree branches. Those are very much horns on her head, not antlers.

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#920 R. Kasahara

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:40 PM

Ah, okay. Somehow I overlooked the "tabard" bit.
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#921 GhostShark

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:19 PM

My apologies, I was thinking of Guardians of Hyjal, which is a similar tree on a brown backdrop with some green edging mixed in. Then again, there isn't much else you can really do if you're doing a nature theme for a design.
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#922 Zmonkay

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:26 PM

For all that you can joke about it looking like Link or whatever, the bottom three heads are pretty much just D&D's "Genasi". If someone had told me that they were concept art from Neverwinter Nights 2, I'd have believed them.


She's actually the Kalak-Cha!

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#923 The Crotch

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:30 PM

Man, Fuck that god damn Githyanki warehouse. Fuck that god damn Githyanki warehouse forever.

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#924 The Crotch

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:03 AM

Jagged Alliance 2 time. And if we're going to burn down an irredeemable shithole of a nation, we're gonna need someone with experience:

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#925 luxuria

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:06 AM

If you play it, I'll play it too.

I need something to motivate me to get those Tales games off my shelf.


I don't know why I remembered this post when mentioning DD. I might start it next week.

Have any of you played the Hyperdimension Neptunia games? Are they any fun?

#926 Indignate

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:23 AM

I have Graces, Vesperia, and Legendia still sealed on my shelf.

I love the series so much that I try to get other games out of the way first.

That tactic doesn't really work.

Let me know if you start playing it.

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#927 elessar123

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:24 AM

I don't know why I remembered this post when mentioning DD. I might start it next week.

Have any of you played the Hyperdimension Neptunia games? Are they any fun?


I only played some of the first one. It's not good. Imagine an indie studio trying to make an RPG.

#928 Indignate

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:29 AM

Imagine an indie studio trying to make an RPG.


I like Zeboyd Games.

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#929 R. Kasahara

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:39 AM

I like Zeboyd Games.

Seconded. I also like Easy Game Station and Lizsoft (doujin totally counts as indie, right?). Oh, and Runic and Tales of Game's, too.
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#930 Indignate

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:47 AM

I should play Barkley Gaiden someday.

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