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No Man's Sky
I guess my goal is now to get Atlas Pass lv 2 and 3 now.

Updated about 2 days ago

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PS2
Wild ARMs 3
The music was a miss so I'm running my best hits of vgm playlist as I play this.

Updated about 3 weeks ago

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PS4
Ys Origin
Years ago on steam, I couldn't barely get past the part where you need to use whirlwind to hover over a long jump. With PS4 controller, I finally did

Updated about 3 weeks ago

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PS2
Tales of Legendia
I guess I'll do the character quests. After playing something else... obviously lol. ;_;

Updated about 3 months ago

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NDS
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
Vanilla Lv 17- About to get my vocation changed.

Updated about 5 months ago

philia's Status

(U) Unfinished ?No significant accomplishments.     (B) Beaten ?The main objective has been accomplished. Usually marked by the defeat of a final boss and/or viewing of credits.     (C) Completed ?For games which are 100% done. All extras and modes have been unlocked and finished. All significant items have been collected.
98 (U)
  74 Unplayed  
75.5% of Unfinished
12.2% of Total
16.2%
256 (B)
42.3%
251 (C)
41.5%
Wishlist  4 ?         Top-Rated  37 ?????         Master Runs  0 (M)
Nintendo Switch 1 (U) 0 (B) 1 (C) 2 Total
PlayStation 2 27 (U) 22 (B) 15 (C) 65 Total
PlayStation Portable 17 (U) 8 (B) 6 (C) 31 Total
PlayStation 4 17 (U) 11 (B) 14 (C) 45 Total
PlayStation 3 14 (U) 9 (B) 5 (C) 28 Total
Nintendo 3DS 13 (U) 5 (B) 8 (C) 27 Total
Nintendo DS 4 (U) 26 (B) 30 (C) 60 Total
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Xbox 360 1 (U) 33 (B) 31 (C) 65 Total
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about 1 month ago

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Backlog Beaten: February 17, 2010
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2015
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Sleep: Not playing anything
"...wait til getting Moon Drop or doing the LONG way around..."
Don't wait until getting Moon Drop as it comes a bit too late IMO. Not sure on what 'long way around' you may have read/heard about, but I go with this route;

Dark Fairy Clothes (+trait) -> Charcoal
Charcoal -> Flame
Flame -> Mega Flame -> Flame etc (repeat until maxed trait, then change charcoal & repeat again etc)

(maxed)Flame -> Philosophic Ash
PA -> Heal Herb
HH -> Holy Evergreen & Eite Liquer -> Weapons/Armor
Eite Liquer -> Silver Crowbar -> Demon Ring (accessory)

Easy peasy.
about 1 month ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
285, wow. That's almost double what I played and I feel like I played *a lot*. I lost steam when I realized I missed the window for completing the quest to get the 7th character's special weapon. (Factory became inaccessible.)

I like XCX ok so far, but it definitely has a different feel. And there are already some baffling design decisions that I know will be driving me crazy eventually. Why do I have to re-engage an NPC to choose the second speech option? When I'm eight layers deep in menus, why can't I get back to the game by pressing Start, instead of pressing B eight times? Why can't I turn down the terrible music which is drowning out speech in cutscenes?
about 1 month ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Hey! No, 150 hours and I'm ready to move on. Of course, many achievements were... achieved. But I didn't go out of my way to try to get all of them. Can't believe how long it was. How long did you spend on it?

I'm looking forward to finally being able to start Chronicles X!
about 1 month ago

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Backlog Beaten: February 17, 2010
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2015
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Sleep: Not playing anything
I wouldn't worry too much about SP gains, especially early on. Later you'll get a recipe for a 'Manatini' that increases SP gain, as well as a place called 'The Dragon's Nest' which is a repeatable mini-arena (5 back-to-back rounds with prizes); both of which you can use to boost/grind SP.

Stunning/breaking isn't as useful until a little later on when you have '+Hits' & enemies can be both pushed back more (with 'Knockback' skill) as well as take more hits before dying/un-breaking. As long as an enemy is stunned, hits against any enemy should register for the combo/bonus SP. Wait for a tough monster to act (so it's turn resets closer to the left of the action bar), stun/break it, then pound on the other guys, occasionally re-stunning the tough enemy (though the push-back has diminishing returns) to keep it in the red.
Also, as far I remember, as long as you do any combo (even if it's just 2 hits), you'll get bonus SP. I don't think it scales up (a lot) with more hits, though I could be wrong...?
about 1 month ago (edited)

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Backlog Beaten: February 17, 2010
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2015
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Sleep: Not playing anything
When you realise what can loop into what else, it can certainly make for some interesting combos!
Another of my fave early game exploits is the Blau Helm accessory. Get the Roten Helm recipe from the Sewers, and use a Silver Legion/Ice Stone to make it into the improved Blau Helm. Make loads (enough for the team) with crap items, then make one using a Blue Mana (chest in East Coast Highway) and overwrite the review to give you Elemental Damage... which gives extra hits & extra damage against all enemies.

Armor/Weapon loops work a little differently and take a few extra steps, but REALLY open up when you get to Chapter 17 and can make items with things like; +4 Hits, Crit L, Atk XL, Def L, Res XL.
about 1 month ago

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Backlog Beaten: February 17, 2010
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2015
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Sleep: Not playing anything
Welcome to the wonderful world of overpowering items in Atelier games!

The most useful, and should be available to you now, is the Cure Jar...
Heal Herb -> Cure Jar -> Heal Herb -> repeat (to get: heal XL, cost down XL, range XL, ver/hoz range L)
As Heal Herb can be used in most items, you can feed the super herb into anything to get mass healing,
cheap mana reproduction & huge range (1x Heal Herb heals the whole team, OR, Item Wish affects all enemies!)
about 2 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: February 17, 2010
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2015
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Sleep: Not playing anything
Thanks!
9 years seems to have flown by, but at least in that time I've managed to & my entrie collection. Just need to keep on top of things and not succumb to !
about 2 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: February 17, 2010
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2015
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Sleep: Not playing anything
Congrats on your first Atelier !
Just another 12 (and counting) to go!
about 2 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: February 17, 2010
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2015
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Sleep: Not playing anything
I'd still try to get 'Rorona Plus' as it's both available on PS3 (as well as Vita) & a superior version than the original Rorona release. The PS3/4 games are a lot different to the Iris series, and more in keeping with the traditional Atelier format of time-management (ie. 3 in-game years to complete the story, but synthesis, exploring & fighting takes up hours/days of that time frame).

Love the Puni Brothers and their (mostly useless ) appearances in the games, but banner itself is from Atelier Iris 2 (my fave of the PS2 games)... well until I recently changed it back to my original Nier theme

Also... Sweet treats, meow!
about 3 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
philia bomb~
about 3 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: February 17, 2010
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2015
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Sleep: Not playing anything
As you've already got the PS2 games, then you'll definitely need: the PS3 games, the Vita games & the PS4 games... oh, plus the DS one! All of them are great (I'm obviously biased), super adorable & really enjoyable!

The synthesis system can easily take up most of your time, especially if you delve into trying to make the best quality items possible. For example; Baking Powder can be used as an ingredient to make Baking Powder, which can increase it's quality. Repeat that over & over to reach it's max quality (79), then you can drop the super baking powder into everything else to make them better quality items. It never ends! Another one is Norman's 'Peach Cocktail' recipe which can make loads of items just by changing a sinlge ingredient!
While you don't get anything special for better quality items in Iris/Mana Khemia games, it plays a huge role in the PS3/4 titles.
about 3 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: February 17, 2010
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2015
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Sleep: Not playing anything
Yes!, Atelier Iris! I whole-heartedly approve
Can't even begin to imagine how long I spent with the game at university, playing til 4am making bread & bombs with alchemy!
about 3 months ago (edited)

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Yeahhhhh, the credits rolled, but in cases like that it's clearly not really extra stuff. It's like with Rune Factory 4 where the credits roll 3 times, and the first time is basically just after introducing all the villagers.

Believe me, I share your pain on Legendia. I think I got partway through Chloe's character quest before Nutty asked why I was even still playing, and I didn't have a good answer.
about 3 months ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Legendia is awful, so I never finished the character quests. Unfortunately, they also make up like half the game and most of its story, which means I don't consider it . One day I'll have to suffer through more Norma.
about 3 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Hey Philia, been a while. Yeah I'm doing well thanks, how's you?

As for the new Layton game, it's available on mobile (came out earlier this year) and the 3DS version only just came out. I seem to recall reading it was out end of October in NA, but I could be wrong. But you guys should be getting it over there.
about 5 months ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
I started Super Motherload on a whim yesterday, and was surprised how fun and addictive it was. I played for like three hours straight. I think I'm right above Delta.
about 6 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Yeah. When it was made there was talk about it maybe having a sequel, however Nomura made it a stand alone. But when they wanted a second game Nomura had to cobble something together. Problem was he was limited with what he could do cause Disney had a strangle hold on their property (of course) so they had to work around things. When Nomura started on KHII he realized he needed something to kind of tie in the ending of KH to KHII without making KHII way too damn long so he made chain of memories. You don't have to play it however it does help to answer a lot of questions. Then he made 358/2 days which helps a little too.
Square wanted him to start releasing games every year so that is why Birth by Sleep came out (amazing game), Dream Drop Distance, Re:Coded, releases of everything, the japanese browser version of unchained chi (i think its called), then the NA/PAL mobile version of that. With the KH 2.8 that released this year they are set to meet next year with KHIII.
Random fact: In Kingdom Hearts, Disney stated that they were only allowed to show Mickey once in the game so that is why he appears when he does. They saw the success and decided that they could show him more after that.
about 6 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
It can be hard really. However the series has always had a soft spot in my heart. Its nice from a game play stand point that I can set goals for myself by just saying "finish this world up" and that helps.
My son also likes the disney characters so its fun having him sit next to me and laugh when Goofy is a turtle.

I do agree though that it is annoying the just corniness and blah that happens. The convoluted part I keep in mind is only because the first game was made to be a single title itself, but then they had to make it into a whole thing. Then with budgets and timing of the FF titles they had to cut certain pieces out to release quickly and then add other titles. The Final Mix collections really do help with putting it all together
about 6 months ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
So you didn't get pawned when he used his special move ? Were you just really strong or did you move your team around to dodge his AoE ? In my case I pretty much never used the move command in that game except when I went up against Clyde. I figured out that I could move a bit around just enough to keep at least one character out of his AoE and then only was I able to beat him .

Was that in the Volcano stage ? I remember a volcano and indeed getting my team killed at least one time. After that I was super careful and always took no chance at all destroying those random encounters .
about 6 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Oh yeah right, I all but forgot about those two. They're in no way lightweights