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about 2 weeks ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
It stayed solid all the way up to the end. The story started to really pick up during the finale and the intro to the final dungeon was pretty cool. The need to not waste a lot of time grinding also held true, which I'm still really happy about.

One of the only big issues I had with it were the status ailments. Holy cow, does this game love it's ailments! I think one of the development team members may have been a malboro in disguise.

Also, it wasn't really much of a Western in the end but it certainly had its own unique feel and I'm still interested in the world. I'll definitely be getting 2.
about 2 weeks ago

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Good deal!
about 3 weeks ago

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I experienced the exact same thing. At the end of the game there was an enemy type that dodged pretty much every trap I had brought into the map, with the exception of the launcher and wall spears. Since they had several health bars, it took forever to chip their life away.

Do you remember if you ever get the banana peel trap? They show it off in the manual, but it never showed up for sale on the trap creation screen. It was one of the traps I was most looking forward to.

I see you got Fatal Frame IV. Did you decide to do the console mod? If so, I hope things go smoothly for you! Also hope you enjoy Grasshopper Manufacture's take on the series.
about 3 weeks ago

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I liked the concept but the game ultimately wound up being way too monotonous and simplistic in execution. The game encourages you to try and pull off chains with your traps, but you can only lay three traps at a time and only have a handful for the first half of the game (a lot of which are just variations of the same thing), so it gets repetitive fast and you're not able to pull off anything too crazy or spectacular.

So the vast majority of the game is just setting up your three most powerful traps and slowly leading the AI into them. The camera is also an issue and there are lots of typos in the dialogue. Like Lifeline, I think it could be made into something really fun and unique with more work.

Do you have any experience with the series? I suppose it could be possible that some of the earlier one's are better.
about 4 weeks ago

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I managed to play it by modding my Wii. I found directions on how to mod and install an English translation patch for Fatal Frame IV specifically and it worked pretty well at the time. This was the method: [Link]

If modding your system is something you'd consider, please take the risks that page mentions very seriously. I would hate for your system to break because of information I gave you. People have experienced their consoles bricking because of mods and while I haven't, thankfully, I have run into another issue that is keeping me from being able to load the game again.

When I modded mine, I decided I would never take my console online again to prevent any further updates or system checks by Nintendo. I figured that would keep me safe from anything breaking, but a few months back, I had pulled out my Wii to play Rodea and opened up my SD card from the system menu, thinking it had my backup saves, but it was the card with all my FF4 patch and mod data. I got an error #004 screen and my console hard locked so I had to unplug it.

An error 004 is "corrupted system files caused by unauthorized software". I popped FF4 in to test it out and wasn't able to get it working. Even after deleting the files from my SD card and replacing them with freshly installed ones. I didn't mess with it any further than that. I'm not sure what caused this to happen (maybe opening the SD card in the Wii?), or how I could fix it, outside of deleting all of the hacked software and redoing everything from scratch to see if that solves it. If not, I may never be able to load up a non-US region game again.

Just thought you should know of the potential risks and headaches.
about 1 month ago

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Thanks. It seems that Photobucket has decided to no longer allow third-party image hosting unless you pay a yearly $400 fee...

I don't like Imgur, but I guess I'll have to use it for the time being. If you need me to resend your picture, let me know!
about 1 month ago

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It's a solid game and I've been enjoying it. It feels a lot like an SNES era RPG because of the sprite work and light plot sprinkled throughout. That, along with the music and easy to moderate difficulty make it a pretty laid back experience. We've had several days straight of rain and thunderstorms here and it's the perfect kind of thing to play on a lazy, rainy summer day.

I've never been a fan of random encounters but I love that I haven't had to grind at all yet. You only have three characters, so you don't have to worry about someone being under leveled and they all have their own unique powers inside and outside of battle, so they all feel useful and unique.

It may sound strange, but one of my favorite things about the game are the battle sound effects. I swear they were all ripped from 60s sci-fi shows. A frog shooting water at you is like a photon torpedo getting launched and everything always explodes. I love it.
about 1 month ago

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I'm sure they'll be fine.

Yeah, I did pick up Sweet Home. I've been told great things about it and figured it was worth adding to the collection, being a precursor to Resident Evil. The mix of QTEs and permadeath are going to have me on edge like Until Dawn.
about 1 month ago (edited)

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I did! It's not how I expected to spend my 4th of July, but it was a good time. Hope you had a nice day.

Not sure if I liked it more than Umbrella Chronicles, as that had those cool Wesker levels and the camera wasn't drunk the whole game. Darkside had a better weapon selection system though, and it was interesting to finally see the Leon and Krauser mission that was alluded to in 4. It was also great seeing Resident Evil 2 again in more detail.

I decided to make Wild Guns my Western to beat this summer thanks to your recommendation, though I decided to start with the first and will gradually work my way to 3. Looking forward to it.
about 3 months ago

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I had kind of a similar issue when I played Dino Stalker a few days ago. Since it used the same gun controller as Gun Survivor 2, I just jumped in assuming the controls might be the same. Nope! Had to pull out the manual to figure out how to reload (you pull the trigger with the gun pointed away from the screen). I haven't played Dead Aim yet but so far every game has had different controls and gameplay styles.
about 3 months ago

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Oh, that's cool that the guns are unique and have a bit of realism integrated in as a battle mechanic. Usually guns in JRPGs just means a weapon with better range, or in most turn-based ones like Final Fantasy, are just purely aesthetic.

Sounds like you'll be reliving some great memories with it.
about 3 months ago

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Fittingly, the path to the final boss was like a greatest hits version of all the developer's previous dirty tricks, but boy did it feel great to finally beat Lucifer and watch that dungeon crumble.

Are you experienced with the Wild Arms series or is 3 your first? I enjoy Westerns, so it's a series I've been curious about.
about 3 months ago

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It's an experience...

It's easily the most difficult RPG I've ever played but not really in a good way. Most of the spells just do generic damage, there aren't really any elements or weaknesses, so there isn't any strategy to battles. You just grind until you can beat down the enemies before they can beat you down and repeat that process in every new section. It can get boring pretty fast.

What makes it difficult are simple hardware limitations of the time and some straight up evil game design. There's no battery, so you have to maintain progress with passwords. The way you get your password is by talking to a man at the starting area of the game (or by casting a spell that you don't learn until a ways in) where the healer (the only way to replenish MP) and demon fusion guy also hang out. The game takes place in a single huge dungeon, so a majority of the game is just grinding and backtracking to the start.

Besides that, it's very cryptic, the labyrinth is filled with invisible traps that will drop you down to previous floors or tiles that will spin you around randomly at junctions so you loose track of your location and areas where you have to navigate completely blind. Worst of all though, are the status ailments. There's one in particular, that quite a few enemies have, that can actually lower your characters level. That's just cruel... After a particularly bad experience with that, I actually took a break from the game for a few months.

I'm determined to see it through though and it is cool to see how it all started. Other than the magic, weaknesses, compendium and alignments, it's all there. Even the auto-battle option, which I'm really grateful for. It also has some nice music and a dark and claustrophobic atmosphere kind of similar to Nocturne's.
about 3 months ago

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So you're getting pretty close to the end now too. Good luck with the boss!

One annoying thing I remember about that dungeon were the mazes at the end. Jumping through those air locks could deposit you right in front of or on top of an enemy where you'd get spotted or ambushed through no fault of your own. The mazes were tough enough without that frustration on top of it. It was the only instance I felt the game was being a little unfair.

It doesn't seem like a tough at all, just time consuming. Either way, it'll be a great excuse to revisit a great game.
about 3 months ago

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Well, I did reach a point where I thought it was dragging on too long and it had the annoying habit of repeating things too often but it was overall a great experience. I really liked most of the characters and the gameplay and all the efforts to make the dungeons more fleshed out and unique to one another.

While I haven't looked up the requirements for the secret boss yet, I definitely wouldn't mind spending some time going for it and the someday. Also, the music, especially near the end, was so good it sold me on picking up the soundtrack. "Rivers in the Desert" makes for a pretty kickin' boss tune despite how low-key a lot of it is.

What point are you at?
about 4 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Got around to massively updating my games that Iv'e been getting from Bundles.
about 4 months ago

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I payed about $160 for a sealed copy of Gaiden.
about 4 months ago

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Thanks. I know... The fiancée of another good friend I have here sold me her copy and it just edged out Resident Evil Gaiden as the most expensive game I've ever bought.

It isn't reviewed as well as Haunting Ground. In fact, I've never heard anything good about its gameplay,. But it was made by the same team who did Chulip, so I'm expecting it to at least be entertainingly absurd. This picture alone gives me hope: [Link]
about 4 months ago

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I'm really enjoying it. It's got me hooked actually. It was the first thing I thought of when I woke up this morning.

It's already an improvement over 3 for me since you can control your entire team during battle. I also prefer negotiations to shuffle time and it's nice that there are a bunch of different themed dungeons as opposed to a single tower to scale. It's all good.

Yeah, can't wait to reach the later dungeons just so I can see some of the more elaborate demons.

What are your thoughts on it so far?
about 4 months ago

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Yeah, thought it was pretty cool when Zorro showed up soon after you got Arsène. Now I'm really interested to see who everyone else will get.

The game is really good so far and the demons look fantastic with the new Catherine style graphics.
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